Bailey, author and CFS patient for many years has written a new book: The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey Available in the United States on August 24th. Available in the United Kingdom on September 23rd. "It is a great pleasure for me to encourage everyone to buy and read this book. While it seems trite to say, this book really is a triumph of the human spirit. If you thought you understood something about ME/CFS, read this and it is possible you will realize that you understood very little. I learned huge amounts and want to give a copy of [The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating] to the family of every patient I have ever had. The writing is magnificent." Dr. David Bell, Lyndonville News, Volume 7, Number 2, August 2010 Bedridden by illness, Bailey is given a pot of violets which includes, under a leaf, a wild woodland snail. As Bailey's engaging narrative unfolds, she tells the story of her encounter with her unexpected roommate, a Neohelix albolabris or common woodland snail. The snail takes up residence on her nightstand and an unusual interspecies relationship ensues. Bailey becomes intrigued by the snails molluscan anatomy, cryptic defenses, clear decision making abilities, hydraulic locomotion, and mysterious courtship activities. An astute and amused observer, Bailey offers an unexpected and entertaining look at the curious life of this underappreciated small animal. The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating is a remarkable journey of survival and resilience and Bailey shows us how the natural world can illuminate our own human existence. A Snail Page Turner!