By Jennifer Esposito

Celiac illness afflicts as many as one in 133 americans. regrettably, eighty three percentage of them are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, discomfort via years of discomfort and false impression. Award-winning actress Jennifer Esposito used to be one among them, basically receiving an legit analysis after a long time of mysterious health problems and misdiagnoses. In Jennifer's Way, Esposito stocks her own trip, from her early life in Brooklyn and years as a tender actress to her fight for a correct analysis and quest to take cost of her healthiness. She additionally deals severe advice and methods for handling lifestyle with a protracted condition.

“[Esposito's] rags-to-riches tale will maintain readers turning pages…The moment component of the e-book is a worthy consultant to dwelling with celiac disease.”
—Publishers Weekly

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She brought energy and spirit to the room. I idolized my big sister, of course, who was as cool as anyone could be. I lived for those days when she hung out with me. We made up dance routines together, and when I was scared at night, she let me crawl into her small single bed and scrunch up close to her so I could fall asleep. Brooklyn was my childhood heaven. My sister and I played outside with the other kids on our block, or sat on the front stoop and watched the world go by, but more than anything, Brooklyn was about two things: community and food.

The doctor asked me question after question, expressionless as she wrote down what I said. And then, of course, came the questions about my family history—my mother’s chronic illnesses, panic attacks, depression. My grandmother’s stomach issues and death from cancer. Had I traveled out of the country? Had I been exposed to anything? Did I work around toxic products? Was I stressed? Of course I’m stressed, I wanted to scream. I’ve been sick for as long as I can remember and I just want someone to figure out why!

Nobody knew better than my sister and I what it was like to live with her unpredictable health and moods. Every Christmas, my sister and I, all dressed up for dinner at my grandmother’s house, sat together on the landing of the stairs, waiting as quietly as possible, listening to my mother say we were not going, and my father say we were going, back and forth. Sometimes, we waited for hours for the final decision. My sister put her arm around me, knowing I was so very sad at the prospect of not getting to go.

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