The Simplified Handbook for Living with Heart Disease Wins Literary Excellence Award

The Simplified Handbook for Living With Heart Disease and Other Chronic Diseases by Warren and Donna Selkow Wins Literary Excellence Awards in the Non-Fiction Health and Authors of the Year award Categories.

Phoenix, AZ, August 11, 2010 --( John Weaver, CEO of announced the winners of the 2010 Literary Excellence awards. Weaver, in announcing the awards, stated one book, The Simplified Handbook for Living With Heart Disease and Other Chronic Diseases by Warren and Donna Selkow, deserved special mention. The book received two Literary Excellence awards.

The book was judged best in the specific genre of Non-fiction Health. Weaver stated, “To have one book stand out in this category given the large number of books published in this category is quite an accomplishment. It is even more remarkable in a field dominated by medical and health professionals for a book written by every day people get such acclaim. Our panel of judges made special mention of the fact this book might be the most important book ever written on the subject of heart disease and it is certainly the most unique approach ever taken on such a serious topic. This book is absolutely required reading for all those suffering from heart disease and all those caring for those sufferers.”

The more important award for Literary Excellence goes to the Authors of this book, Warren Selkow, Patient, and Donna Selkow, Caregiver. “We have named them Authors of the Year,” Weaver continued. “The authors accomplished, what the judges determined as most important, three key elements. The book is written from the perspective of a patient and a caregiver and provides a complete guide to living with heart disease from first diagnosis, through open-heart surgery and then for the long haul, not just for the first year or two, but forever.”

“The book is written in an easy to understand manner and has all the medical mysticism removed. Recognizing that sometimes the medical terms must be used, the authors added a glossary to give precise definitions for those terms as well as an index. It is obvious the authors went to great pains to research the book to ensure no misstatement of fact. To that end they solicited and received help from about twenty doctors and health care professionals in all areas of associated care. The very impressive list of vetters of the book is listed right at the front of the book and leaves no doubt as to its medical accuracy."

“Lastly, the authors addressed a need that is going unaddressed, namely a no-holds barred, hands on approach to heart wellness. It is estimated that 100 million people in the United States alone either currently have or will have serious cardiac disease in the next few years. The book could not be more timely or timeless. The book does not emphasize the technology of the disease but the living with the disease. The technology may change, but the Handbook advice will not. The authors found a way to educate a reader and at the same time, keep the education painless and fun. It is a fast read for so much information.”

The Simplified Handbook for Living With Heart Disease and Other Chronic Diseases is available through Amazon, at your bookseller by request (the book is available through normal channels) and through the authors not for profit web site:

Simple Hand Inc
Warren Selkow