I Found My Tribe by Ruth Fitzmaurice

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Read I Found My Tribe Online Free - Ruth’s tribe are her lively children and her filmmaker husband, Simon, who has Motor Neurone Disease and can only communicate with his eyes. Ruth’s other ‘tribe’ are the friends who gather at the cove in Greystones, Co. Wicklow, and regularly throw themselves into the freezing cold water, just for kicks.

‘The Tragic Wives’ Swimming Club’, as they jokingly call themselves, meet to cope with the extreme challenges life puts in their way, not to mention the monster waves rolling over the horizon. Swimming is just one of the daily coping strategies as Ruth fights to preserve the strong but now silent connection with her husband. As she tells the story of their marriage, via diagnosis to their current precarious situation, Ruth also charts her passion for sea swimming – culminating in a midnight swim under the full moon on her wedding anniversary.

An invocation to all of us to love as hard as we can, and live even harder, I Found My Tribe is an urgent and uplifting letter to a husband, family, friends, the natural world and the brightness of life.

Title : I Found My Tribe
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ISBN : 1784741469
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 208 pages


Elyse rated it ★★★★★

November 20, 2017

There is no cure for Motor Neuron Disease. It’s sad .... no matter how you look at it. Living with illness in your home every day can’t be ignored. Simon Fitzmaurice, living with MND, breathed in time to a machine. Fear surrounded the plugs, pipes, and countless malfunctions that could have ended...

Cheri rated it ★★★★★

March 06, 2018

!! NOW AVAILABLE !! Ruth Fitzmaurice is a woman who sees past the definitions others put on her, on all of us. Those who know her might describe her as a loving wife. A mother. She is known as a writer, although this is her debut book. She would describe herself as a mermaid. It’s magical, that c...

Diane S ☔ rated it ★★★★☆

February 15, 2018

I had previously started this book before my most recent health scare and hospitalization. People who have so much more on their plate than they know how to handle, how do they manage day to day. How do they work through all the muddles of life, and Ruth with young children and a husband who is s...

Esil rated it ★★★★☆

February 24, 2018

Last year, I read Simon Fitzmaurice’s memoir, It's Not Yet Dark, about his struggle with Motor Neuron Disease. At the time I read his book, he was still alive but he could only communicate with his eyes, and used special technology that allowed him to communicate and type his memoir with the use...

Rebecca rated it ★★★★☆

July 13, 2017

Ruth Fitzmaurice’s husband, a filmmaker named Simon, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2008. Like Stephen Hawking, he is wheelchair-bound and motionless, communicating only through the mechanical voice of an eye gaze computer. My husband is a wonder to me but he is hard to find. I search...

Karen rated it ★★★★★

February 27, 2018

“Finding your people is more important than what kind of house you live in. Decide whether you’ve found your tribe and go from there.” What a beautiful tribute and personal story by Ruth Fitzmaurice. I highlighted many passages of thoughtful and beautiful writing. Her love story with Simon, “the r...

Peter rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 27, 2017

Ruth Fitzmaurice shot to prominence in January 2016 with a remarkable piece for The Irish Times. In it she described life with her husband Simon, a filmmaker, who was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease in 2008. The writing was raw, heartfelt & eloquent, and publishers scrambled to snap her u...

Gearóid rated it ★★★★★

July 06, 2017

This one of the most honest and moving books i have ever read. I connected with his book in so many way. Ruth is a very gifted writer and discribes life for her and her family in a really honest way that was very inspiring and remarkable. Ruth has really great friends who support her and all share th...

Leila rated it ★★★★★

March 01, 2018

There is a superb review already here on Goodreads describing this beautifully written book. I read and reread chapters over and over before finally putting it back on my shelves, for I will certainly read it again. I only need to say one word to explain my feelings on reading it..."Heartbreaking...

*TUDOR^QUEEN* rated it ★★★☆☆

December 21, 2017

This is a memoir about an Irish married couple with two young kids (and one on the way) who get the devastating news that the husband has MND (Motor Neuron Disease), also known as ALS. This devastating diagnosis portends the degeneration of the muscles, or neurodegeneration. Two years into this tr...

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