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- Print Length: 215 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1492739502
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: December 14, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00F7VMKYG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #787,329 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I bought this book because, although I'd like to think I have an above-average knowledge of CF, I wanted to learn more. And, learn I did.
As you can tell by the title, there is some adult language, but, it's justified. Some of the experiences shared are a bit blunt and honest, which a simple layman like me without a huge medical vocabulary greatly appreciated.
Plus, it brought back so many fond memories from my childhood, and gave me perspective of those same times, from someone living with CF.
Thought-provoking and also so damn legit laugh out loud funny... I can't praise this book enough.
I want to emphasize that part: reading this book is like hanging out with a funny friend who has CF. The chapter topics ramble (in a good way, like a good conversation does), the humor is dry, ironic and matter of fact, and at no point does it feel as if the reader is being cajoled into caring about the author just because he has CF. When I say this book is "insightful," I don't mean there are a lot of passages about embracing life's difficulties or how we all need to stop and smell roses, etc...I mean that it was written by someone who appears to be both genuinely insightful and also able to communicate those insights without any attempt at manipulating the reader. That's a hard balance to strike, and this book does it better than any memoir I've read to date.
I'd say my only complaint is that it wasn't longer, but it's hard to even complain about that, since it would feel like complaining that your friend wasn't hanging out "right."
The article was outstanding in and of itself but of course, he dives deeper into his life through the book, all the while doing so with sharp wit and insightful prose. Easily one of the best memoirs I've ever read.
My takeaway lesson is that if someone with a terminal illness is not going to lay down and let the universe dictate his fate, then what excuse could I ever use, being blessed with a functional body?
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