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American author and musician Marlo Donato Parmelee was born 29 May, 1972, and is the youngest daughter of an Irish mother and Sicilian- American father. Marlo grew up on Long Island, NY and received a BA in classical Music from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, NYC. She has lived in London for the past five years. By day, Marlo is the UK support manager for luxury fashion brand, Donna Karan International. By night, she takes to the stage as the driving force behind local London band, Mantis and the Prayer (www.myspace.com/mantisandtheprayer), as well as her solo project, Marlo Donato (www.myspace.com/marlodonato). As she says, 'fashion is my passion, and music is my religion. Storytelling, whether it is in music or written form, is how I express my spirit.'She is a member of ASCAP (American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers) and her music has been played on radio stations in the US, UK, and Australia. She has been interviewed on Long Island radio WGBB, London's LBC News and has appeared on BBC's City Hospital, where her music was featured as well. Her EP, Marlo can be purchased at amazon.com.Awkward Bitch: My Life with MS is Marlo's first book. In 2004, at the age of 32, Marlo was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, the most common neurological disease amongst young adults today. From diagnosis her attitude has been 'forget MS, I still look hot!'She has worked with the MS Society and charities such as Attitude is Everything to raise awareness for MS and other disabling conditions. Marlo has a popular Youtube channel www.youtube.com/teslagirlm where she vlogs candidly and amusingly about her battle with MS. Her topics include sex, injecting medication, fatigue, and travelling. Marlo regularly gives talks about her Multiple Sclerosis at the Royal London Hospital.
It was interesting to read another MS experience. Through this book, I discovered lots of useful information on areas where help and support is available in the UK for sufferers. Read morePublished 1 month ago by CEC52
I have Multiple Sclerosis myself & I really think that this book is a true account of what people go through with MS & what challenges we face on a daily basis. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Alan
Narcissistic Sex n the City meets worst excesses of 80's style brand fetish overlaid by woundology of ms. In need of a ruthless edit.Published 4 months ago by JS
Marlo I've just finished Awkward Bitch and got a strange comfort from it thank you so much really well donePublished 6 months ago by Mary
This book is a very good insight to MS. It sound very much like my experience when I was first diagnosed with the disease.
It is very well written and worth reading.
I enjoyed reading this book, I found it difficult to put down.Published 7 months ago by Carol Irene Dry