A Twist of Lyme

Battling a Disease That “Doesn’t Exist”

by Andrea H. Caesar

  • National PR campaign
  • First memoir written while going through treatment for Lyme disease
  • Library and Amazon campaign


When she moved to Barrington, Rhode Island, Andrea Caesar was an active, happy, vivacious ten-year-old who loved to play kickball and hang from the monkey bars. A years later, Andrea had trouble catching her breath while running, was plagues with migraines, and battled constant muscle aches. Andrea had changed as a person; she was the kid who was always missing school.

Caesar, who was finally diagnosed at age thirty-six, shares a raw and honest look inside the mind of a woman tormented by treatment in her pursuit of wellness. She chronicles her life from age eleven through her diagnosis and subsequent treatment, recalling her emotions as she struggled with Lyme, its symptoms, and multiple related infections – all while attempting to live a normal life. Driven by her determination to help others with the same affliction, Caesar provides details on what worked, what did not, and why.

A Twist of Lyme shares the captivating, heart-wrenching story of a woman’s decades-long battle with Lyme disease as she is led by perseverance, courage, and hope to an eventual diagnosis and treatment.  Written both in retrospect while recalling her life with Lyme and, incredibly, in real-time DURING treatment Twist offers a unique experience of witnessing the day-by-day struggle of a patient in treatment for Lyme Disease.


Andrea Caesar earned a BA in International Relations from American University in Washington, DC and an MA in Teaching (TESOL) from the School of International Training in VT. Caesar currently lives in Lakes Region, New Hampshire, with her daughter where she continues her fight against Lyme Disease and its associated co-infections.