~Is written by an author who has chronic pain.
~Is presented in short manageable segments.
~Is written in non-medical everyday language.
~Deals broadly with pain, not with specific illnesses.
~Offers drug-free solutions.
~Confronts pain as pain, not as “discomfort.”
~Translates to any culture.
~Is gender and age neutral.
~Can be of value to caregivers.
~Can be read out of sequence.
~Can be used by support groups to initiate discussions.
~Meets the first principle of Hippocrates: Do no harm.