In This Together

  • by Ann Romney
  • Narrated by Ann Romney
  • 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Mitt and Ann Romney met in their late teens, a great American love story began. And their life together would be blessed: five healthy sons, financial security, and a home filled with joy. Despite the typical ups and downs, they had a storybook life. Then, in 1998, Ann was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She couldn't believe it was real; there were no therapies or treatments to help her. Mitt told her that day that they would tackle the diagnosis as a team: They were in it together. "As long as it isn't fatal, we're fine. If you have to be in a wheelchair, I'll be right there to push it," he told her. And Ann thought, But I'll be the one in the wheelchair. A caregiver and helper her whole life, she'd crossed a terrible invisible line. She wouldn't be able to care for her family anymore. She was the patient. Ann and Mitt would face the most frightening and humbling experience of their lives.
From reflections on her early life, her marriage, and her diagnosis and recovery, the sources of her faith, and the stories of others who overcame adversity and inspired her to keep going, In This Together is a brave and deeply honest portrait of a family facing an unexpected blow, often in the most public of circumstances. "A lot of people talk about a transformation that happens when life throws you a curveball, and the big one in my life was my MS diagnosis. With all the blessings I've had, MS has been my greatest teacher: It has taught me about faith, compassion, and serving others. I've met many people along the way who've shared advice and demonstrated enormous resilience in the face of challenges; their stories gave me strength. In sharing my story, I want to give others hope as I've been given hope on this journey."

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Customer Reviews

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Amazing

very inspirational and very good advice Iwant to change and try to climb that mountain again
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- falina

Wonderful story of Hope

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, because of the hope she gives everyone who has challenges and struggles


Who was your favorite character and why?

Ann is my favorite character because she shares some intimate thoughts with the reader


Have you listened to any of Ann Romney’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, This one reveals more about Ann and her challenges. I also loved that she found a passion


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No.


Any additional comments?

This book is not just for those who have MS or any other health problem. She taught me that it's OK to say "that's all I can do." Then respect herself enough know that if we are not taking care of ourselves first, we can't help others.

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- Katherine T.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-29-2015
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio