Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, totally worn out and screaming,
"WOO HOO, what a ride!"

Monday, June 15, 2009

Mailbox Monday

I just love to see what everyone got in their mailboxes! If you'd like to share too than join us at Mailbox Monday hosted by Marcia. It's always fun!

The Power of Two
Surviving Serious Illness with
An Attitude and an Advocate

by Brian & Gerri Monaghan

from LibraryThing Early Reviewers

Ten years ago Brian Monaghan, a fifty-nine-year-old trial lawyer at the top of his game, received the kind of news none of us can imagine - Stage IV cancer with a prognosis of three to six months to live. That night Brian and his wife Geri make a pact: "We are going to love and laugh and fight this. And we are going to win." This is how they did it...

I was thrilled to receive this book. I have been living with chronic illnesses myself for the last ten years. While they are painful, they aren't life threatening. I'm always interested in advice for myself and for my family who have also had the burden of living with this. My husband has had to take on so many responsibilities and my kids don't remember me any other way.

Another very important reason I was interested in this book was for any help it might provide my cousin and her family. I've often discussed what she is going thorough fighting brain cancer and the man in this book also has had brain tumors. He had a different kind of cancer but from what I've read already there are many similarities in their treatments and health problems. He also lives in the same state of California where she lives. I will be paying extra attention to any facilities or medical staff that were of benefit to him.


  1. Here is my MM

  2. that sounds like a tough read for me. Happy reading.

  3. It's great that the book is a good fit for your life and can offer useful information.

  4. Sounds like an interesting read. I'm glad that you got it from Library Thing!!! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it!

  5. I am so glad that you received this book! It was meant to be. I hope you find a lot of good information in it.

  6. I hope this book proves to be helpful for you.

  7. I hope you will share what you think of this one. I have a relative who could really use it!

    Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

  8. I don't think I could read this one. But I hope you find it interesting. :)

    Diary of an Eccentric

  9. I am so glad that you got this book. It sounds very useful. Keep us posted.


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