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My Maggie is the story of a woman who overcame enormous odds to live a happy and fulfilling life. She suffered from three different cancers in her life and also battled a rare disease called Usher Syndrome, which slowly took away her sight and hearing. She was legally blind yet she became a major figure in the deaf blind community of Chicago. She was a counselor for th eChMy Maggie is the story of a woman who overcame enormous odds to live a happy and fulfilling life. She suffered from three different cancers in her life and also battled a rare disease called Usher Syndrome, which slowly took away her sight and hearing. She was legally blind yet she became a major figure in the deaf blind community of Chicago. She was a counselor for th eChicago Lighthouse for the Blind, served on a governors board and was a lobbyist in Washington, DC and Springfield, Illinois. Her story is also an incredibly deep love story with her childhood sweetheart and husband of 32 years....

Title : My Maggie
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ISBN : 9780977628162
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 285 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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My Maggie Reviews

  • Jeanine
    2018-12-24 17:40

    Sniff. Sniff. You know what I like about this book, which chronicles a the true story of teen love the matures and endures through numerous tests? It's honest. Rich King does not portray his wife as a saint. He does not portray their relationship as without flaws or challenges. Maggie, Rich King's wife, suffered from Usher's syndrome which caused hearing loss from an early age and later retinitus pigmentosa, which is a progressive, degenerative blindness. Talk about a double-whammy! In addtion, Maggie survived cancer once and years later, cancer came again, but to stay and ultimately take her life. So it's touching and sad, but also uplifting and invigorating because it really shows how tough, resilient and hopeful one has to be to have an enduring marriage, with or without such tremendous challenges. Rich and Maggie are "real." They are not ideal, pie-in-the-sky romantics, but they are romantic and full of love for each other. They are committed. They are good people who recognized that they had a great marriage, with bad days and good days and everything in between. And Rich's narrative was refreshing because it was like he was sitting down for coffee with me, or a beer,and just talking to me and telling me like it was. It was very readable. It's hard for me to give this book 4-5 stars. Maybe because I am a literary snob and when I think 4-5 stars, I am think of literary greats. It gets 4 stars from me for being real and honest. 3 stars on literary merit, which is still quite good. Folks who are facing challenges in life would benefit from reading this book.

  • Laura
    2019-01-13 15:28

    This was a touching, if not well-written, story about Rich and Maggie King. Rich writes a biography about his late wife, who suffered from Usher syndrome- a progressive disease causing blindness and deafness. She also gets breast and, fatally, ovarian cancer. Overall the story is uplifing, a story of perseverance and courage.

  • Carol
    2018-12-23 22:34

    This was an easy read because it was conversational, but also a hard read as you knew the outcome. I will remember Maggie whenever I feel sorry for myself.

  • Angie
    2019-01-19 17:29

    I saw an interview with the author on Bonnie Hunt and he really moved me and made me want to read this one. It was really good, but I think I built it up a little too much. The story is amazing and I loved that he put in things like her temper and depression when dealing with cancer and Usher Syndrome, it wasn't just her amazing accomplishments and how she overcame all that was put in her path, but made you really feel like her as a real person and was much easier to identify with. I cried a lot through the book, but it is very inspiring and such a neat love story.

  • Mike
    2018-12-28 20:31

    Anyone familiar with the Chicago Media knows the name of Rich King....sports anchor for many years. This is the story not about him, but about his wife, Maggie...who died a number of years ago due to brain cancer.The book talks of their marriage and her experiences with Usher's Syndrome....what started as hearing and sight loss, and sadly, later on, cancer. This is a remarkable story of one woman's determination to live despite all the health issues she suffered through the years.

  • Crysti
    2018-12-31 18:30

    My Sister In Law and Brother In Law both have Usher's disease and in reading this book I have learned more about how they feel and what they can and cannot see and hear. I loved this book, it was so poignient and sweet. The love between Maggie and Rich is amazing and I think everyone hopes to achieve it in their own relationships. Great book.

  • AnnaMay
    2019-01-09 15:26

    At the beginning, I considered it rather indulgent of Richard King to write this book. Who wants to read all this? BUT....after a hundred pages or so, as usually happens with me, I began to really know and appreciate the characters. Once again, it broadened my understanding of others and helped me be more accepting of the good people around me.

  • Andrea
    2018-12-21 20:21

    Such a wonderful story about a married couple and the trials they go through with Maggie's health. What wonderful friends they had and what wonderful partners they were to each other. A perfect example of hard work at marriage.

  • Kate
    2018-12-22 20:48

    What I learned from this book: life is hard but you can have a good outlook and be happy and then write a book about it! I didn't LOVE the story and didn't finish reading it but I didn't totally hate it either.

  • Lisa
    2018-12-27 19:27

    Great true story about a woman with Usher's Syndrome. My sister and brother have this syndrome and it was very helpful in understanding their struggles.

  • Nancyann0926
    2019-01-14 19:29

    not interested in. slow. didn't continue

  • Allie rademacher
    2018-12-28 17:26

    it was amazing that a man with a wife that has been with her since childhood and even when she got sick several different times and loved her so much wrote a story on her from start to finish.

  • Tawni
    2018-12-30 21:24

    I couldn't put the book down. It's a page turner, LOVED it.

  • Lori
    2019-01-03 22:34

    Wasn't nearly what I had expected. Didn't care for the writer or his style.