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The Peanut Allergy Answer Book

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By Nicole Smith on Tue, 04-25-00, 20:10

Has anyone read a newly published (January 2000) book by Michael Young called "The Peanut Allergy Answer Book?"

I found it out on barnesandnoble.com and wanted some feedback before I purchase it.


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By Kathryn on Wed, 04-26-00, 23:35

Hi, unless someone has read an advance copy of this book it will be hard to find someone with an opinion. Its publisher, Element Books, says it will be released in August 2000 and that is the date that most bookstore sites are showing. Try Amazon for example. I am not sure why Barnes and Noble listed it for January.

Element Books is a publisher that emphasizes spirituality and alternative health information so it will be interesting to see what point of view this book offers.

I have placed it on order at the public library where I work so we will get a copy as soon as it is released.

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By chasie on Wed, 08-09-00, 01:55

Has anyone got this book yet? How is it?

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By Kathryn on Wed, 08-09-00, 23:13

As far as I can determine it has not yet been released.

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By CVB in CA on Mon, 08-28-00, 05:27

I saw this advertised on amazon, also. The review mentions the author as an "authority". Anyone heard of him or seen any articles by this doctor?

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By CapeCodMom on Wed, 09-06-00, 17:34

I ordered this book from Amazon.com almost two months ago. I checked today and there is no estimated delivery date.

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By Kerri32 on Thu, 09-07-00, 14:52

Quote:Originally posted by CVB in CA:
[b]I saw this advertised on amazon, also. The review mentions the author as an "authority". Anyone heard of him or seen any articles by this doctor?[/b]
The Author of the book is my sons allergist at Children's Hospital in Boston. We have been happy with the care he has given our son and he seems to be very informative and helpful with my sons multiple food allergies.

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By Kathy Spencer on Sat, 09-16-00, 22:49

I ordered this book on Amazon 3 months ago, and never received it. I looked at the book's descrition again today, and it said that the publisher is out of stock and to check back. I don't understand? Any ideas?

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By KSS on Sun, 09-17-00, 02:21

I compared buying this book several places and have found it is less expensive if ordered thru FAN. Just ask to be put on their waiting list, they should be shipping soon.

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By PeanutKate on Mon, 09-18-00, 16:01

According to the publisher this book has not yet been published.

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By CVB in CA on Mon, 09-25-00, 04:06

Amazon now says this is sold out and unavailable, well that was quick.

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By Kathryn on Mon, 09-25-00, 13:46

First printings are often very small for small press limited market books. Sometimes the publisher only prints enough to fill advance orders and then waits to see if any more demand is out there before going to second printing. Also, Amazon may be saying this because publication has been delayed on this book. It has not been published yet.

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By California Mom on Tue, 09-26-00, 19:59

I just received the following e-mail from Amazon:

Hello from Amazon.com.

We are sorry to report that the release of the following
item has been cancelled:

Michael C. Young M.D., Michael Young "The Peanut Allergy
Answer Book"

Though we had expected to be able to send this item to you, we've
since found that it will not be released after all. Please accept
our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience we have caused you.

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By ColleenMarie on Wed, 09-27-00, 00:49

Wow, I wonder what is going on...
I was interested in purchasing this book too. Thanks for sharing the email regarding cancellation. Does anyone know what happened?

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By Kathryn on Wed, 09-27-00, 18:11

Perhaps they simply didn't meet their target number of pre-publication orders? As a librarian I see small publishers often cancel the expected publication of a title listed in a spring catalogue for fall publication. There is often a threshold number.

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By ColleenMarie on Tue, 10-10-00, 17:29

Just got the Food Allergy Newsletter in the mail today and it mentions that publication of this book has been delayed... Maybe it won't be for much longer - maybe it has something to do with all the new research?

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By Heather on Tue, 11-07-00, 14:49

I attended a talk last night by Michael Young and he said his original publishing company had some problems so he had to find another publishing company. The book is now due to be published in early 2001. He did a review of the book at his talk last night and I think this book is going to be an invaluable resource to us all - a must have!

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By AmyR on Tue, 11-07-00, 17:20

Heather, was Michael Young's discussion last night geared towards peanut allergies or promoting his book? How did you hear about it? I'm assuming it was in the Boston area. I'm sorry I missed it. Do you use him for your allergist?

When I called FAN a few months ago, I heard the same story. Element Books is not publishing the book anymore but there is another publisher. If you put your name on FAN's list, they will ship the book when it's available.

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By Heather on Tue, 11-07-00, 17:29

It was at the Beth Israel Hospital in Lexington. I'm so sorry I didn't think to tell you about it. I forgot you live in my area. Dr. Young went over both the contents of his book and answered questions about PA. I heard about it through the Asthma and Allergy Association (I think that's their proper name), do you belong to that organization? I don't have Dr. Young as an allergist but I did really like him, he had a very kind demeanor about him plus he really knew his stuff.

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By cheri on Thu, 11-09-00, 16:00

I also attended the talk given by Michael Young in Lexington on November 7th and found it to be quite informative. He seemed more than willing to answer all our questions. As a matter of a fact I made an appointment with him for my pa daughter and won't be able to see him until March 1st! Does anybody take their child to see him? If so are you satisfied with him as an allergist. From the 2 hours I listened to him speak I really felt like he new his stuff. Hopefully the book will be out soon.

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By California Mom on Thu, 11-09-00, 17:30

Can anyone who went to the talk share if there was anything new that you learned? Thanks!

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By cheri on Thu, 11-09-00, 21:09

One thing I learned at the talk was the difference between the rast, cap rast and skin tests. The cap rast allows the allergist to follow the patients allergy and to determine if their is decreasing sensitivity. My allergist did not do a cap rast on my daughter so I felt this info important to me. The majority of the info was probably stuff you are aware of by doing alot of researching and reading yourself but I would be happy to try and answer your questions if you have any.

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By Publisher on Thu, 01-04-01, 15:04

I am Michael Young's editor at Fair Winds Press, the new publisher of The Peanut Allergy Answer Book, and am delighted to hear of your interest! We will be releasing this book in May 2001 and you will shortly see it re-listed on amazon, barnesandnoble.com, and borders.com.

It's truly a groundbreaking book and will be indispensable to anyone with peanut allergy. We are thrilled to have it on our list, and look forward to your comments.

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