Leanne, a 21-year-old Crohnie since 2007: "Everyone should be
given a copy of this book upon diagnosis....This book is a must for everyone who is either affected
directly or indirectly by Crohn's." Read full review here.
Lisa was diagnosed with Crohn's in 2000: "Thanks to The Foul Bowel and Mr. John Bradley, I have a lighter outlook on living with Crohns. Anyone who has been diagnosed needs to read this book." Read full review here.
Amber, a 34-year-old Crohnie diagnosed in 2012 writes: "...What a great writer! Mr. Bradley did an amazing job with keeping me
captured in this book...I would recommend this
book to anyone who has Crohn's Disease. I wish I had only read it first
instead of so many others." Read full review here.
Melissa is 26-years-old and was diagnosed with Crohn's in 2006: "After I read his book I made my boyfriend read it as well as my mom.....there is no Crohn's or IBD book out there like this! None that give you
the REAL experience, triumphs, and tribulations we all experience with
this disease" See full review here.
Alexandra, a 13-year-old Crohnie diagnosed at the age of 10: "The
Foul Bowel is one of the best books I have read...I love all the tips, they just make sense. If you
haven't already, buy this book!" Read full review here
LeAnna, 34-year-old Crohnie and J-Poucher: "This book has had me laughing, out loud,
more than a few times!!! ... My absolute favorite
book!" Read full review here.
Kylee, a 22-year-old Crohnie: "If you have any qualms about ordering this book let me just wipe them
from your mind right now and tell you to order it. Right now!" Read the full review here.
Melissa, a 30-year-old wife and accounting
clerk was diagnosed as a Crohnie in 1999 at the age of
16: "The Foul Bowel is the Holy Grail of all Crohnie
literature. It should be a rule to be given to everyone diagnosed with Crohns
Disease." Read full review here.
Cheryl, mom to 12-year-old Crohnie, Gus: "Any G.I. doc who hasn't read The Foul Bowel AND recommends it to his
patients, is missing the boat!" See full review here.
25 years old, diagnosed with small bowel ulceration in 2009: "What
an inspiration! I don’t think I have ever been able to relate so much to any
other book…The Foul Bowel is a worthwhile read for any Crohn’s sufferer." Read full review here.
Lucy, a 20-year-old ex-UC-er, colostomite and soon to be J-Poucher: "I have spent many sleepless nights whilst
reading it, sometimes laughing and others even crying…go out and buy it!" Read full review here.
Dr. Ruth Dubin, a Canadian Family Physician specialising in pain management: "This book should be required reading, not only for
patients but also for all budding gastroenterologists, surgeons and family
doctors." Read full review here.
Ben, currently dating a Crohn’s sufferer: “I have
just spent the last hour and a half in tears whilst finishing your book and
cannot thank you enough for such an honest and personal account of the issues
faced by Crohn’s sufferers.” Read full review here.
Jean, a long-time Crohnie and newlywed: "It is riveting; I had to keep reading and
did not put it down unless I really had to.
This book made me realise that there is more to life than toilets,
steroids, blockages, painkillers, etc, etc. (It) should be read by everyone who
has any connection to Crohn’s disease in any capacity." Read full review here.
Valerie and Megan are mom and daughter who are tackling Megan's UC together: "WE BOTH READ AND LOVE “THE FOUL BOWEL!! You will laugh,
cry, get angry, want to do something and also thoroughly
the read." Read both their perspectives here.
Kelly, a 36-year-old Crohnie and new mom: "I loved this book! Even after all these years I've learnt so much from it...Thanks John!! You've written up all our life stories & I for one am a very grateful Crohnie!" Read full review here.
Jeremy Guiles, a 31-year-old Crohnie for only 2 months: "Your story gives me the hope and optimism to press forward as much as I can,
and not look back. I simply cannot express how great of an impact your book
has made upon me." Read full review here.
Marnina Cowan, a Crohn's activist diagnosed 8 years ago: "The book will make you laugh, cry, angry, smile, cringe, and feel every
emotion associated with Crohn's Disease..It will take you on a journey that will educate you about Crohn's
Disease, entertain you and inspire you to live life to its fullest and to rise
above IBD." Read full review here.
Angela Smedema, a Crohnie since 1979: "Reading John's book was life changing for me...This book should be in every
Gastroenterologists waiting room." Read full review here.
Gail Ramster is a researcher working on improving public toilets (Crohnies love Gail!): "I read the Foul Bowel to understand more about
Crohn's Disease. I don't have Crohn's nor know anyone that does, and still
found this book to be an absolute page-turner...it made me laugh out loud in Starbucks!" Read full review here.
Deepan Shah, a 23- year-old Crohnie, proud Ostomite
and chemotherapy cure trialist: “All of the situations and anecdotes are
hilarious, bordering on side-splitting!...I would recommend this book to anyone
with Crohn's, UC or any type of Irritable Bowel Disease. Even Read it on the
'throne'!” Read full review here.
Anne Ferland, a Crohnie since 1997, writes: "I encourage everyone to either buy a second copy of
John's book or bring your own to your G.I. Ask/TELL him/her to read it! Thanks
for writing The Foul Bowel. IT IS DA SHIT!" Read full review here.
Michelle Williams, 33, diagnosed with
Ulcerative Colitis in 2006: "Despite suffering from Ulcerative Colitis
rather than Crohns, 99% of this book is relevant to me..., not only would I recommend this book to all IBD
sufferers, but also their friends and family." Read full review here.
Ivor Geoghegan, 21, a Crohnie since the age of 12: "filled with tips and tricks about how to make a
life with Crohn's and how to survive the hospital experience with a smile on
your face. I would not hesitate to recommend his book to anyone with Crohn's or
knows someone with Crohn's not only for the information it contains, but simply
because it is a very funny and enjoyable book" Read full review here.
Megan Starshak is an amazing Colitis girl, currently doing well on Remicade, who wants to conquer the world. Or at least inspire it. She writes of The Foul Bowel: "I found myself laughing out loud, and completely
relating to his experience. This is a great way for IBD patients to
learn another's story in a frank but funny light, or for friends and
family of patients to understand the disease from an real person's
experience, not WebMD.
Buy this book!!!"
Julie Kennedy, a 25-year-old Crohnie, is currently recovering from a colostomy reversal: "All doctors, nurses, caregivers and patients should
read this book...John Bradley is the Stephen King of inflamed bowels." Read full review here.
Mary Keehan lives in Northern California and was
diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in March 2011 after ten years of increasingly
terrible symptoms: "The thing this book most conveys is HOPE; hope that
with time and effort this disease can be irritating instead of devastating;
hope that a Crohn’s diagnosis is not the end of your happiness; and hope that
with time you can achieve all the things you wanted to before your diagnosis. I would recommend this book to old and new
Crohnies alike. You can cry a little,
laugh a lot, and learn invaluable lessons about living with Crohn’s." Read full review here.
Justine Mower, diagnosed in 1998 and current Humira-jabber:"The Foul Bowel
arrived on 01 November and by 02 November I put the book down, having
read from beginning to end...I laughed out loud,
snickered, chortled and cried...I will also be getting my parents, in-laws, husband and
daughter to read it because the book
clealy spells out all the little nuances that perhaps I don't share or
want to share." Read full review here.
Patrick Leger, a 22-year Crohn's Disease veteran: "Eye-opening to anyone who has just been diagnosed or to
anyone who has lived with this disease for several years...Once I started reading I could not stop, while all along
nodding in affirmation or laughing out loud...Thank you
John!" Read full review here.
Zoe Renshaw, 28-year-old English crohnie: "This light-hearted account of some rather serious
complications has taught me much more than the leaflets the doctors throw at
you. John’s positive attitude shines through and his advice in the book is hard
to ignore. This
book should be free to anybody affected by Crohn’s." Read full review here.
Esther Crabb, 24 year old Australian Crohnie: "I
will be recommending this book to fellow Crohn's sufferers and to anyone who
doesn't believe that IBD can be "that bad". I will also be advising my
medical team to pass it on to all their other Crohn's Disease patients!" Read full review here.
Marci Schroeder, a Crohnie for 15 years: "I found myself
giggling and shaking my head in amusement and agreement multiple times during
the three hours it took me to read the book. I couldn’t put it down!" Read Marci's full review here.
Dan Bisset, diagnosed at 21 after years of "not being quite right": "I now have
a far better view on life with Crohns. One warning though, laughing while
reading this did make my stitches hurt!" Read full review here.
Amanda Mitchell , diagnosed with Crohns at the
age 19 and recently graduating from university: "I absolutely loved it. I took a while to read it,
simply because I knew that if I read it quickly, then I knew that it was going
to end and there is no sequel :(" Read full review here.
Carolyn Clark, mother of Crohn's-buster Josh: "It is a brilliant book and answered many of the reams of questions which were
buzzing around in my head. It made me feel optimistic for Josh's future, and gave me hope as a very
worried mum that we can get there." Read the full review here.
Natalie Phillips, 31-year-old
Military Wife and Sales Clerk: "I think the best part
of the book is how Bradley shows the human side of the disease by representing
the patient’s point of view in a humorous and light way. I definitely recommend
The Foul Bowel to anyone." Read full review here
Kelly, 21-year-old student from Birmingham,
UK diagnosed 4 months ago: "I
can’t recommend TheFoulBowel enough to my family and friends! I
truly felt a part of the story and was touched that here was someone who has
faced the demons of the disease - battled through numerous surgeries and still
come out the other side with a smile on his face." Read full review here.
Anna McEvitt, 31 years old and diagnosed with Crohn's in 2008: "What John does in his book, is give you the information,
advice and inspiration no-one in the medical profession can give." Read full review here
Tina Hobbs, diagnosed 3 years ago, writes in NACC News: "I would definitely recommend fellow sufferers,
family members of friends read this brilliant true to form book, it will
definitely give you a laugh and cheer you up" Read full review here.
Claire Hunt, a 6-year Crohnie at age 22: "I
would recommend this book to anyone with IBD; it has me hooked and gives
fantastic advice and comfort to all of us trying to cope with such a horrible
disease! THANK YOU JOHN." Read full review here.
Kiera Pollock, Crohnie for the past three years, aged 20: "Since reading this book, I've learned to accept and embrace my situation, and
I've got Mr Bradley's honesty and bright attitude to thank for that. Do yourself a favour, and let his words inspire you
make the most of your situation too." Read full review here
Catharine Hinton, housing industry professional and blogger, diagnosed with Crohn's aged 16: "This is an excellent book for anyone suffering
Crohn’s disease, or their family /carers who would like an insight into the
disease and its management. I also heartily recommend it to anyone in the
medical profession looking after people with Crohn’s. It would make an
excellent gift for the Crohnie in your life." Read full review here
John Wagner, Pittsburgh Systems Analyst and boyfriend of a Crohnie: "Your book truly helped me and showed me what it all entails. I just wanted to tell you
thank you for really helping someone understand what Crohn’s disease is even
though I don’t have it." Read full review here.
Angela Woods, a Drugs and Alcohol Training and
Education Manager diagnosed in 1989: "I even finished the final chapter as I was waiting
for my most recent check-in with the Gastroenterology Team. It was the best
appointment I’d had yet, as John’s many pointers rang through my head." Read full review here.
Anderson, auto industry Service Advisor diagnosed in 2002: “An absolute MUST
READ for anyone suffering from a chronic and incurable disease such as Crohn’s, this is a fantastic book. I found myself laughing out loud and
unable to put it down.” Read full review here.
Kirsty Southwell, 40-year old fighter of Crohn's, ostomy and other assorted challenges: "You, your friends and family MUST read this book! We are not alone." Read full review here
Lucy Ann Edwards, senior nursery
nurse: "Once I started reading, I just couldn’t put it down. It was good to read similarities to my case and
know that I am not on my own." Read full review here
Dr. Rob Dugdale, retired Royal Australian Air Force Medical Officer: “I loved the humorous
style and the accompanying illustrations - an effective and entertaining way to
present a most serious and, at times, harrowing topic.” Read full review here
Kelly Horne, Sport therapist Crohnie diagnosed at age 25: "What makes this book so special is John's humility,
it shines through and his account of Crohn's is the work of a comic genius.Just buy it and read it, you'll be glad you did." Read full review here
Denise Boulanger, mother of 10-year old Crohnie, Alicia: "You will find that it is an
inspiring book for all those dealing with Crohn’s, Colitis or any major illness." Read full review here
Karen Langston, Functional Medicine and Nutrigenomic Nutritionist and 20+ year Crohnie: "Laugh, cry and talk back to a book are exactly what I did. John has the uncanny ability to write his accounts in a passionate and witty sense that found me unable to put this book down. Read full review here
Margaret S. Greene, retired Louisiana nurse and Crohn's patient of 19
years: "It's a brilliantly funny collection of personal tips and 'Ways to Survive and Thrive with Crohn's Disease'." Read full review here
Marci Reiss, Founder and President of
the IBD Support Foundation: "It is a wonderful book for anyone whose life has been touched by Crohn’s and a
particularly phenomenal experience for anyone living with the disease." Read full review here
Dr. Vernon Coleman,author of How to Stop Your Doctor Killing You:"John Bradley's wonderful book,
The Foul Bowel, is a must for anyone diagnosed with Crohns Disease. It's
also essential reading for relatives and health professionals. The
illustrations are marvellous." Read full review here
Dr. Fred Saibil, author of worldwide best-seller Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: "Written in a candid and entertaining style,
this book gives the Crohn’s patient some comic relief, while at the same time
providing practical advice." Read full review here
Hawkins, diagnosed with Crohn's in 2005 when aged 35: “John’s book serves to reinforce why I should always stay positive and
of course never lose that sense of humour that seems to bind us Crohn’s
sufferers” Read full review here
Dr.Muiris Houston, health correspondent of The Irish Times: "Bradley’s book may have been written for people with Crohn’s, but those
suffering with any chronic disease will find it worth the read." Read full review here
Dr. Martha Graham, a currently practising Family Physician: “A
wonderful book that will be instructive to any person whose life
is touched by a chronic health issue, providing
endless novel insights into the world of healthcare." Read the full review here