WOWIE!!! and whew! i'm finally done reading/listening to the book Plague, detailing the ordeal we all lived thru around XMRV, and telling Dr. Judy Mikovits's side of the story. - i highly recommend the book. apparently so do many others, as i saw the reviews on the book's page on amazon.com (just do a search on Amazon for the book's title + Mikovits and you can easily find the book.) - i did a combo of reading the book and listening to the audio, depending on what my brain would allow me to do. (my brain has been very bad over the last few months while i have been in a bad crash.) i suggest this duo approach to patients who are in a position to buy -- or get their libraries to buy -- both the book and the audio. it is such a long book filled with complex science, plot twists and turns, and timeline shifts, so it was not an easy task to read it. so i'm proud of myself on that level. then, on a larger level, it was not an easy read because it was a slap in the face to read about all the scienfitic and political corruption that is likely responsible for me losing 2 decades of my life to this disease. - it was horrific to read what Dr. Judy Mikovits went through and what she endured. to see it all spelled out in the book is like watching a key supporter of patients get pummeled in the face, kicked in the gut, over and over and over again. her courage, integrity and tenacity comes through loud and clear. i feel we patients owe her a lot for standing up for us over and over again, as she got pummeled over and over again, lost everything (money, career, reputation) for doing nothing wrong. in fact, she got repeatedly pummeled and lost everything for doing everything RIGHT for us patients. - Dr. Frank Ruscetti also comes off as a real hero in the book. i personally feel indebted to him as well. - the book is exciting and interesting, and that is great. even more, it is great to now know what was going on behind the scenes during the whole xmrv turmoil. but reading the book is also so sad. there are a lot of evils exposed in the book that translate to scientific and political corruption, and, as i wrote earlier, my lost 2 decades. - nonetheless, it is a must read. it is like reading an update to Osler's web, our bible. in fact Hillary Johnson, the author or Osler's Web, wrote the foreword to Plague and THAT ALONE is worth the price of the book. it really summarizes the whole book and is so well written.