Friday, August 20, 2010

MUST READ!!! What We Have by Amy Boesky

What We Have, a memoir by Amy Boesky, looks into the life of a young woman who grew up with the threat of cancer hanging over her head. Grandmothers, aunts, and great-aunts, all of whom died in their 40’s from ovarian cancer, created a shadow of fear that followed her every step. She always knew at 35 she would have her ovaries removed, just as her mother did. When her mother developed breast cancer, she and her sisters breathed a sigh of relief—it was simple breast cancer, not the deadly ovarian cancer.  The sigh was short-lived, though.


Amy allows her readers to understand the fears she grew up with and see how it shaped her personality and her life. You share with her the joys and tears of things now and things past. The story is beautifully woven with the past interlacing with the present and building the future.

I laughed, I cried. I felt like Amy was my best friend. I grieved along with her. I shared in her joys. I understood her fears. I felt like I was part of her world and didn’t want to put the book down. This is an enthralling memoir that tops my list of must reads.

You can purchase this book from Amazon.com for $17.16 with free super saver shipping on orders over $25.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Penguin Group for review purposes. This review contains my honest opinions.

1 comment:

Amy said...

Thank you for messaging me with this information. I've come to believe that healing happens when we share our experience's with others that relate. As painful as it may be to open up; it is worse to keep it bottled up. I love to read so thank you very much for the tip.
Amy
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