Believe Me - Yolanda Hadid

Believe Me

By Yolanda Hadid

  • Release Date: 2017-09-12
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 68 Ratings)
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From the star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills comes an emotional and eye opening behind-the-scenes look at her descent into uncovering the mystery of chronic Lyme disease.

In early 2011, Yolanda was struck by mysterious symptoms including brain fog, severe exhaustion, migraines and more. Over the months and years that followed, she went from being an outspoken, multi-tasking, hands-on mother of three, reality TV star, and social butterfly, to a woman who spent most of her time in bed. Yolanda was turned inside out by some of the country’s top hospitals and doctors, but due to the lack of definitive diagnostic testing, she landed in a dark maze of conflicting medical opinions, where many were quick to treat her symptoms but could never provide clear answers to their possible causes.

In this moving, behind the scenes memoir, Yolanda Hadid opens up in a way she has never been able to in the media before. Suffering from late stage Lyme, a disease that is an undeniable epidemic and more debilitating than anyone realizes, Yolanda had to fight with everything she had to hold onto her life. While her struggle was lived publicly, it impacted her privately in every aspect of her existence, affecting her family, friends and professional prospects. Her perfect marriage became strained and led to divorce. It was the strong bond with her children, Gigi, Bella and Anwar, that provided her greatest motivation to fight through the darkest days of her life. Hers is an emotional narrative and all-important read for anyone unseated by an unexpected catastrophe. With candor, authenticity and an unwavering inner strength, Yolanda reveals intimate details of her journey crisscrossing the world to find answers for herself and two of her children who suffer from Lyme and shares her tireless research into eastern and western medicine. Believe Me is an inspiring lesson in the importance of having courage and hope, even in those moments when you think you can’t go on.


  • Love Yolanda Hadid

    By Shanahan50
    Love Yolanda Hadid and was most interested in her story. Read the book rather quickly and enjoyed the pictures she included. Disappointed that we don't hear how Yolanda herself thinks she contacted Lyme or how two of three children did. There is a brief conversation about whether or not Lyme could be transmitted from Mother to child. Even her Mother has it. More of Yolanda's thoughts on that topic would have been intriguing. It's a tad depressing as there doesn't seem to be an end in sight for her pain. A classy lady with a heart of a fighter. Good for you Yolanda for not jumping in the gutter with naysayers and championing on in your journey. A good read.
  • Thank You

    By NicoleMClark
    Thank you for sharing your heart, the TRUTH and the lowest moments of your life to make a difference in this battle called Lyme. I do not have Lyme, but support the Lyme community and spread awareness to do my part. Your heart is beautiful, your family is an example of true love and your story is heartbreaking, yet inspiring. Keep up the good work, your making a difference in this world. Your light shines so bright!
  • Amazingly Informative-Yo is passionate, funny, and inspirational

    By Alan snow conner 23
    Amazing book. My sister was diagnosed with Lyme and it was extremely informative and helpful. God Bless Yo and all the other Lyme sufferers. May you find a cure for this cruel disease. You give hope and inspiration to others. I very much admire your fight, determination and spirit.
  • Excellent

    By Dale18wed
    Read it in two days. Very good.