My Idiotic Disease: Young Onset Parkinson’s, Early Retirement, and Other Tales of Attempting to Cope or Die Trying! is Beth Holloway’s debut book. Beth, who currently lives in St. John’s, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at age 33. Ten years later she had to give up her teaching career. Beth’s book is a collection of stories that range from laugh out loud funny to deeply thought provoking. She says her stories are a bunch of memories she wants to have with her when she heads for higher ground. Read Beth’s stories and meet a woman who said ‘shag that’ when the doctor said she had Parkinson’s and who continues to say ‘shag that’ even though the disease has progressed quite a bit since 1991. Read Beth’s stories and meet a woman who is brave and funny and very very likeable.