Writer's Digest Review:
"Color Me Sensitive is a personal journey with the disease
sarcoidosis. Ms. Grayson captures the compelling and vulnerable
aspects of the disease and presents her fears in a profound
manner. While the story is presented in a simple manner, the complex
nature and levels of understanding eloquently unfold and much is
revealed to the reader. I was especially touched by the "A New
Conviction" chapter in which she provides insights into a new way of
thinking and responding to her experiences with the human
condition. Great and profound work. Thank you for creating such
R. Scott Brooks
"Color Me Sensitive is partly a crash course in sarcoidosis...But
it's not a 'disease' book. It's the story of a woman who was always
critical of herself, who was obsessed with body image even when
elected prom queen. The slim book tells how one woman was forced to
think differently about herself and the world around her."
Mary C. Curtis, Commentary
has found a positive message for herself in this disease; one that
has allowed her to become a vehicle to strengthen and enlighten
others. For that, I commend her and hope that you will embrace her
Founder & President
National Sarcoidosis Resource Center
"This story is a view into the life
of a woman who has the guts and ability to share her experiences. I
admire June’s honesty and courage to tell her story, and related to
much of what she’s written. The book made me smile as well as shed a
"This is the most fulfilling and
down-to-earth account I have read. I could relate to so much of
what was said. Thank you for your honesty."
"In Color Me Sensitive, June Grayson
touches the human condition at its most vulnerable spots. It's not
often that you read such a real account of struggle and triumph,
when you consider the superficiality of the world and people we
encounter on a daily basis. While I personally have never
experienced the pain of sarcoidosis, I have experienced the
unexpected twists and turns of a life which hasn’t necessarily gone
the way I would have liked it to have gone. However, in her book
June has shown all of us that there is hope if we continue to look
toward the hills from which cometh our help, believe in ourselves
and continuing to strive while enduring the pain (physical and
psychological). I am grateful for your courage to share your story,
as well as the hope it offers."
Meldron Young, Jr.
"...not full of statistics and
data...a true story of someone who knows. I felt like you were
talking right to me."
"It takes incredible strength to
overcome such an unforgiving disease and then equal strength to tell
your story. Congratulations. You should be very proud."
"Even though this is a story about your struggle
with sarcoidosis, there are a few messages in the book that are good
for everybody! It is well-written and compelling. Much success with
"Several of my book club members shared it and we
had a lively discussion about sarcoidosis, marriages, self-esteem,
and religion. Thank you for opening the door for good
The Divine Book Club
Fort Mill, SC
COLOR ME PROUD: There
is no other way to say how I feel after reading "Color Me Sensitive"
by my daughter June. June has given the reader, in every sense, an
uncensored, unselfish, very private look at a person who will cause
most of us to really take a very hard look at the footsteps in the
This story is read, however, more like a personal, breathtaking
conversation with the author. I could feel her pain of the
debilitating outside forces, the strength of her determination, her
wisdom of purpose and through God, her love of life.
Love you, Dad
"...a vivid, beautifully written
story of your courageous battle - a book of truth, humor, sorrow and
inspiration. I enjoyed it thoroughly and would recommend it to
anyone who has overcome or struggled with adversity and pain. And I
ask you, who among us has not had to wrestle with issues? Good luck
"A touching insight into this woman's
life and the challenges of living with disease; a testament to the
power of writing, sharing and thus, educating not only those who
live with illness, but also those who love them."
Community Health Outreach Specialist
"I wish more people found the courage
to write their stories as June has done. Her story is a valuable
testament to the affects sarcoidosis has on a patient's life and
everything around them. As I read the book, I could relate to both
the uniqueness and similarities sarcoidosis patients or any patients
with chronic health conditions have to endure. This is a valuable
story that I would recommend to anyone!"
Gilbert Barr, Jr.
Author of Me & Sarcoidosis - A Lifetime Partnership
"I'm not use to
reading anything in one sitting, but you spoke to me and I couldn't
put the book down!"
Jersey City, NJ