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Stricken with Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) at age 35, Simmons left his position as a professor of English to return to his native New Hampshire. The author of numerous articles and one previous book, he has crafted essays out of his reflections, understanding, and observations of everyday rural life. Interwoven throughout is Simmons's theme of letting go as a necessary means of embracing life. With a knack for blending the esoteric and the mundane, Simmons presents his own insight into the well-known messages of Western and Eastern spiritual masters, such as Rumi, the Dalai Lama, Thomas Merton, Thich Nhat Hahn, and Meister Eckhart. As a family man with a degenerative disease, he writes with a marvelous understanding of acceptance, always knowing that tomorrow you still have to do the laundry. Eschewing the saccharine found in other works of this kind, these engaging essays are recommended for public libraries. Andy Wickens, King Cty. P.L., WA
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This book is crafted so beautifully and full of wisdom and quiet giggles.Published 1 month ago by Tamara D. Ball
it gives a realistic view of life and no matter how challenging life may be, and finding the correct way of looking at life gives us purpose and make life worth living.Published 4 months ago by Frank Kobale
It doesn't quite hit the mark. Great idea, great concept, a much needed idea and concept, but it just didn't quite hit the mark. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Big D
The courage and wisdom described in this story of a man facing a tragic, terrifying and early death lift it far beyond a memoir designed to break the reader's heart. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Capricorn
Living life with a terminal disease cannot be easy. I/we have had an emotional and spiritual evolution, living with ALS (aka Lou Gehrig's disease) and have pretty good perspective... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Armando Saldana
An inspiring story and beautifully written. Wonderful for anyone (or anyone's family) experiencing chronic or terminal illness. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Valerie L. Miller