Book To Come

As I near the completion of my book-to-be, A Soft Voice In A Noisy World: A Manual To Dealing And Healing With Parkinson’s Disease And Other Illnesses, I am both jubilant and yet pensive to see this 20 plus year conglomeration of insights, helpful hints, daily inspiration, healthful ideas, and resources come to a close. While I hope this book to be the first of many, as I am not short on words, topics, or fresh thoughts,  this book still finalizes the end of an era and with luck, unleashes a new one.

I have had the good fortune of having my voice heard worldwide on BBC radio,  my face on Japanese national television,  seen on CBS news, and been published in national newspapers in hope of change through patient advocacy. Through this book, I am hopeful  that a better and more complete understanding of Parkinson’s and illness in general can be met head on.

What I hope to accomplish is to provide a service to the health and medical community as a resource that shines a light on some thoughtful  and soulful  lessons learned from living over half of my 45 years with Parkinson’s disease.  Inspiration is a vital component in daily survival and even more so when you get out of bed not always feeling your best.  While everyone has a story, everyone has a life lesson to offer and share. I believe that there is a book inside us all. With luck and determination, I will make this a reality.

This book, and those still to come excite me for I am not short  on messages in both fiction and non-fiction,  yet I am nostalgic in a sense as I contemplate the bittersweet  moment of the completion of this book- to- be.

About Karl Robb

Karl Robb has had Parkinson’s disease (PD) for over twenty-five years. Karl believes he has had PD since he was seventeen years old and was diagnosed at the age of twenty-three. Now fifty, he is a Parkinson advocate, entrepreneur, inventor, writer, blogger, photographer, Reiki Master, and speaker on PD issues. Karl is the author of the book, A Soft Voice in a Noisy World: A Guide to Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease. He has been chosen as a blogger partner for the 4th World Parkinson Congress being held this September in Portland, Oregon. He has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His writing has been featured in The New York Post and he has appeared on BBC radio, the CBS Saturday Evening News, Japanese television, as well as several local Washington, D.C., television stations. Karl is a former board member and a Virginia assistant state director of the Parkinson’s Action Network and a board member of the Parkinson Voice Project. You may reach Karl via email at, visit his blog at, on Facebook, or contact him via Twitter @asoftvoicepd.

Posted on July 14, 2011, in Education & Support, Health, Media & Trends, Parkinson's Disease, Philosophy and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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