Graceful Agony

An Intimate Memoir of Living with Fibro & Chronic Fatigue

Non-Fiction - Memoir
138 Pages
Reviewed on 04/22/2023
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Author Biography

Debra Morgan is an American author, advocate, and influential non-fiction writer whose books are real-life journeys through Addiction, Fibromyalgia, Chronic pain, and Mental health. Her knowledge is from personal experiences, and her goal is to help others with support through her new soon-to-release book titled. "Graceful Agony." All her books will be available on Amazon Kindle and featured on fine literary book sites, with several more books to follow.

With her diagnosis of Fibro in 2005 and other medical conditions, she is committed to her recovery of healing while helping others do the same as a tireless advocate and a woman who has come out the other side of addictions, trauma, and much more as a "Survivor and Warrior." Today, Deb is focused on writing and sharing her experiences with Fibro and chronic fatigue/pain; as heart-tugging as the downside can be, it is one of pure perseverance.

Deb has been happily married to her soulmate and is a mother of two grown successful children. When the author is not advocating, speaking, or writing, she enjoys reading, painting, and traveling. But her "#1 happy place" is spending loads of time with all her grandchildren she adores. Deb and her husband continue to reside in Chandler, Arizona.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Maria Victoria Beltran for Readers' Favorite

Graceful Agony: An Intimate Memoir of Living with Fibro & Chronic Fatigue is a heart-wrenching memoir by Debra Morgan. Living with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue, Morgan takes us on an intimate journey of how the disease has transformed her life. Raised by her grandmother and feeling unwanted by her parents, she suffered from childhood trauma and had a long history of illness as a child. In her early twenties, she had two kids and became a single mother a few years later. She got married in 2000 and moved with her family to Arizona. Constantly feeling exhausted and sick, she couldn’t work. After several medical tests, she was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome. She was also diagnosed with epilepsy, bipolar disorder, and other blood disorders. After several trips to specialists, she was ultimately diagnosed with fibromyalgia. This means she has to cope with constant pain and discomfort but is determined to live gracefully.

Debra Morgan’s Graceful Agony is an inspiring book written to bring more awareness about fibromyalgia and support others afflicted with the disease so they will not feel isolated and alone. What stands out about this memoir is the honesty and determination of Morgan to shed light on the challenges of living with this disease and to cope with the pain and discomfort graciously. Drawing from personal experience, the story is credible and impactful. It’s also timely and relevant because fibromyalgia is a chronic disease affecting millions. I highly recommend this memoir to anyone with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue or those who want to understand this disease better.