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Marylene Smeets, who in 2003 was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, has written a memoir on how she went from hardly being able to walk a few blocks on New York’s hot and humid days, to being able to play tennis on so-called oven days.

Entitled Merciless Gift — Unwrapped in New York, Marylene’s book sets out her holistic approach which assumes there is a direct link between specific physical complaints and specific mental patterns.

Marylene will give an introduction to Merciless Gift, after which there will be ample time for discussion.

Copies of the Dutch-language book will be available for purchase.

More information on the book can be found at marylenesmeets.eu, where you can also register to be notified when Merciless Gift is released in English.

It is a happy coincidence that this presentation is being given during the Dutch “Boekenweek” or Book Week (7-15 March).
While Marylene disregarded the advice of many doctors and loved ones to find her own path to healing, the theme of this year’s Book Week translates as “Rebels and Cross Thinkers”.

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Location is Opera America;  330 7th Avenue (between 28th and 29th Street)

  • Wednesday March 11th
  • 8:15 PM (doors open 8:00)
  • $10 (including drinks afterwards)
  • Language is English

Tickets for this presentation can be purchased using THIS LINK.