Book To Come

As I near the completion of my book-to-be, A Soft Voice In A Noisy World: A Manual To Dealing And Healing With Parkinson’s Disease And Other Illnesses, I am both jubilant and yet pensive to see this 20 plus year conglomeration of insights, helpful hints, daily inspiration, healthful ideas, and resources come to a close. While I hope this book to be the first of many, as I am not short on words, topics, or fresh thoughts,  this book still finalizes the end of an era and with luck, unleashes a new one.

I have had the good fortune of having my voice heard worldwide on BBC radio,  my face on Japanese national television,  seen on CBS news, and been published in national newspapers in hope of change through patient advocacy. Through this book, I am hopeful  that a better and more complete understanding of Parkinson’s and illness in general can be met head on.

What I hope to accomplish is to provide a service to the health and medical community as a resource that shines a light on some thoughtful  and soulful  lessons learned from living over half of my 45 years with Parkinson’s disease.  Inspiration is a vital component in daily survival and even more so when you get out of bed not always feeling your best.  While everyone has a story, everyone has a life lesson to offer and share. I believe that there is a book inside us all. With luck and determination, I will make this a reality.

This book, and those still to come excite me for I am not short  on messages in both fiction and non-fiction,  yet I am nostalgic in a sense as I contemplate the bittersweet  moment of the completion of this book- to- be.

About Karl Robb

Karl Robb has had Parkinson’s disease (PD) for over thirty years. With symptoms since he was seventeen years old, Karl was diagnosed at the age of twenty-three. Now fifty-one, he is a Parkinson’s disease advocate, an entrepreneur, an inventor, an author of two books (A Soft Voice in a Noisy World: A Guide to Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease and Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease and Other Health Conditions: A Workbook for Body, Mind, and Spirit) with his wife and care partner, Angela Robb. He has blogged for ten years on his website, He is a Community Team Member to and is a contributor to His blog,, has been recognized four years in a row by as one of The Best Parkinson’s Blogs of 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015! also listed the book A Soft Voice in a Noisy World in their list of Best Parkinson’s Disease Books of 2017! has recognized for 2018 and 2017 as a Top 50 Parkinson’s Disease blog. Karl was a blogger for the 2016 World Parkinson Congress in Portland, Oregon. He is a frequent speaker on Parkinson’s disease issues as well as an experienced advocate for Parkinson’s issues throughout the United States. He is also an advisor and consultant on Parkinson’s disease. Karl is a board member of both the Parkinson Voice Project and Parkinson Social Network based in Virginia. He was an active board member (6 years) and an advocate (18 years) with the Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN). In his free time, he is a photographer, constant writer, longtime magician, and a practicing Reiki Jin Kei Do master. Karl received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has been featured by The New York Post, BBC Radio, CBS News, National Public Broadcasting (NPR), in The New Republic magazine and NHK World Television, as well as several Washington, D.C., television stations. You may reach Karl via email at, on Facebook, or contact him via Twitter @asoftvoicepd. I’m available for speaking engagements to share my experience living with Parkinson’s disease. Please contact me at if you are interested in having me speak to your group, conference/symposium, or would like me to write an article for your newsletter or blog. I am not a medical professional and this information is my personal view. I am just sharing my medical journey with you, the reader. I encourage you to seek all avenues that can benefit your condition.

Posted on July 14, 2011, in Education & Support, Health, Media & Trends, Parkinson's Disease, Philosophy and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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