It seems like every family is plagued by cancer of some sort. Maybe you yourself have cancer, or are a survivor. Perhaps a beloved family member passed away from this ruthless predator. Whatever your situation, I am almost certain the story told in Chemo-Therapist will touch your heart. Having recently lost my dear grandmother to cancer, I felt like I could relate a bit more to the story Mary tells in her new book. But even if I had not experienced a personal loss, this book is so powerful and touching in many ways that I still would have had chills as I read this memoir.
Mary shows us through her gift of writing how she took a situation that most would view as a living hell, and turned it into something that she felt was a blessing. She did experience losing a loved one to cancer, but instead of spending the time she had with that sick loved one being angry at God, she looked at her days and years as a bonus. Bonus time for someone she adored and could have lost much earlier. I think we can all look at her example and be able to learn something from it. Not only learn from it, but weave the way she appreciates life into the way we live ours.
Review was of an Advanced Reader Copy.
This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by the Author
Violence/Gore: One scene of a woman having a baby is described with some detail; details involving cancer and the caretaking of wounds are described.
Sex/Nudity: An adult couple is mentioned to have sex several times; adults kiss; sex is alluded to twice.
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Alcohol / Drug Use:
An adult is mentioned to smoke.