Mortality is sure to make you laugh and may make you cry. After being diagnosed with esophageal cancer, Hitchens begins to keep notes and write about his experiences. Not written for any particular audience, this book touches on religion, aspects of being an author, and living with and treating cancer. Fans will appreciate this straightforward discussion of issues involved when facing the end of life. Those who haven’t before read Hitchens’s writing may see why he’s amassed such a great following. At just over 100 pages, this is a very quick and thought provoking read.
As if I didn’t love Brett Favre before I read his wife’s book, I love him and his family even more now. Deanna Favre’s new book Don’t Bet Against Me!: beating the odds against breast cancer and life is the condensed story of her 20-some year relationship with husband, Green Bay Packers Quarterback Brett Favre, the trials and triumphs they have encountered together and apart, their two-time encounter with grieving in front of the NFL nation, her battle with breast cancer, and how her faith has brought her through it all. Favre (“rhymes with starve”) begins with her days of playing catch in the yard with Brett as a teen and takes readers up through to her highly publicized battle with breast cancer at age 35.
With several sidebars, a glossary of breast cancer vocabulary, a collection of inspirational verses for a variety of scenarios, and an appendix of where to find more information about cancer, this book is not only a biography, but an informal guide in making it through a cancer diagnosis.
I laughed, I cried, I was inspired, and I recommend this book to every woman out there – especially those who have lost someone they love, faced hard times with someone they love, known someone with breast cancer, thought about the possibility of getting it themself, or simply been overwhelmed by life.