Robin Roberts Writing Book About Her Struggle With Bone Marrow Disease
By Jessica Rawden 2013-05-22 08:39:27
Good Morning America host Robin Roberts has been pretty open about her battle with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a rare bone marrow disease that she was diagnosed with in June of 2012. Her sister eventually donated blood marrow for a transplant, and during the subsequent procedure and time off, the TV host openly blogged about her hopes and feelings. Now, she has plans to turn her emotional story into a book.
Roberts has signed a deal with Grand Central Publishing (part of the Hatchet Group) to put together a book about her experiences with the rare bone marrow disease, as well as the treatment she underwent. According to THR, the title will also be available in audiobook form, and Iím really hoping Roberts will endeavor to read the book, which currently has yet to be given a title.
This wonít be the first time that Roberts has published a book. Back in 2007, Roberts published From the Heart: 7 Rules to Live By, following uo the bestseller with 8 Rules to Live By a year later. The prolific careerwoman also contributed to the title My Story, My Song: Mother-Daughter Reflections on Life and Faith, which was also written with Robertsí now-deceased mother. In usual fashion, Roberts seems just happy to have opportunity to write this book.
"I am humbled that many have an interest, and draw strength from my on-going journey. I'm grateful for the prayers and well wishes of so many people. Iím thrilled that Jamie Raab and Grand Central Publishing will help me tell my story."
Roberts has suffered health setbacks in recent months, but she seems well on her way to recovery. Hopefully, writing a book will help her in the healing process and put the painful months of the last year behind her.