I want to talk about the new book I've written with Dr. Judy Mikovits, "PLAGUE - One Scientist's Intrepid Search for the Truth about Human Retroviruses, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Autism, and Other Diseases."
It is unlike anything you have ever read before. This is not just a book. It is the start of a movement. Even those of you who think you have seen everything when it comes to the corruption of research into these diseases will find fresh cause for outrage. Now you may think I'm just saying that because I co-wrote it, but it lives up to the hype.
Sayer Ji, the founder and director of GreenMedinfo writes, "PLAGUE is a must read book so revolutionary in its implications that its author courageously faced character assasination and unlawful incarceration to keep her findings from being relegated to the dustbin of medical history. Riveting, if not at times paradigm shifting, this book reveals a dark side to modern medicine that no one knows exists, but that everyone should."
Many of you will know of Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker, the mold doctor and author of many books on the subject. He wrote, "For anyone who is too busy to read, but wants to know the inside story on the state of American science, find the time, now, and read PLAGUE."
Several years ago I was in a writing class and received some advice I've long remembered. The instructor said that if you want to be a great writer, you need to find a great story. PLAGUE is that story.
In addition to an amazing story, I found a great central character, Dr. Judy Mikovits, one of the smartest and most courageous people I have ever known. She is fearless in pursuit of the truth and in serving the patients who suffer from diseases like chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), autism, and cancer. Only scientists like Dr. Mikovits have the courage to change the system which has so completely abandoned millions. It's been an absolute privilege to be associated with her and help her tell her story.
As an attorney I'm sure you understand how I have an instinctive inclination to help those who have been terribly wronged. Indeed, there is no greater challenge for an attorney than to take an unfairly accused and despised individual and show that an enormous injustice has been done. There are so many ways in which injustice has been perpetrated against Dr. Mikovits in the past several years that I needed an entire book to detail them all. I know the members of this community can fully appreciate what it means to have the power of the state and corporate interests turn against you.
We know this is a fight for the future. I do not intend to go gently into the gathering darkness which threatens the next generation. I aim to misbehave. I hope you will follow me.
Kent Heckenlively is a Founding Contributing Editor to Age of Autism and author of Plague: One Scientist's Intrepid Search for the Truth about Human Retroviruses and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Autism, and Other Diseases. Release date is November 18, 2014. Visit his website at Plague The Book. You can pre-order the book HERE.