Beautiful Affliction is the story of Lene’s struggle to get help with her medical condition. IN her native Sweden her claims of ill health are dismissed, but when she moved to the United States when her husband takes a new job she is given a fresh start to try to find the answers to her problem. The story is one of courage, love and fear and persistence as Lene and her family journey though the darkness and uncertainty of her illness. It made me laugh, and hope, and cheer, and cry. An emotional roller coaster. I must note that I found her description of the Wild Mouse at Hershey park particularly detailed and correct having made the mistake of riding it with my son and reading her recollection of the ride had me laughing and remembering my own wild ride. A touching story told beautifully.