Notes From A Minor Key
A Memoir of Music, Love, and HealingUnknown - 2007
Dawn Bailiff eloquently tells the story of her struggle over the debilitating effects of multiple sclerosis that stole her identity as a rising star in the classical music world, performing as a piano soloist with notable maestros Leonard Bernstein, Eugene Ormandy, Daniel Barenboim, and Sir Georg Solti. This is a very different story of triumph an alternative to the self-help memoir that attempts to teach you to become enlightened and so heal yourself. Instead, she asks: who says that disease has to be eliminated, just because it exists? Thanks to alternative medicine, indomitable will, and the power of prayer, Bailiff rose from her affliction to become a mother, scholar, writer and teacher. Bailiff successfully integrates numerous spiritual concepts into simple wisdom grounded in tenderness, intimacy and reality while she explores the courage and triumph of embracing an imperfect life. Bailiff's book is truly an inspiration for the courageous people who deal with Multiple Sclerosis. She gives a rare glimpse into the years of physical and cognitive struggle that frequently lead up to a diagnosis of MS. National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This great read offers an insider's view of what it takes to become a world-class musician and uniquely explores the nature of soul mates.
Publisher: Charlottesville, VA : Hampton Roads Pub. Co., c2007.
Branch Call Number: 700.92 BAILIFF
Characteristics: xxii, 326 pages ; 22 cm.