- File Size: 829 KB
- Print Length: 326 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: July 13, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B071W4HX7K
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #887,761 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Tommy v Cancer: One Man's Battle Against The Big C Kindle Edition
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I feel I know Tommy and his family and want his progress to be steady in the coming months and years.
I had a similar cancer to Tommy's and could identify with so much that he wrote about so eloquently and honestly. He shared insights about facing our mortality, battling with depression and coping with pain. Oh those cannulas! The desperate search for a vein.
Tommy has a great sense of humour. One of my favourite chapters was the one in which he turned the other men in his ward into characters in a story. His flashbacks to episodes in his career and to his childhood were also favourites.
This is a sterling memoir that would be of interest to anyone but for someone who has had oral or throat cancer, it is a must read.
Mr. Donbavand puts a very likable face on this insidious disease and often made me chuckle at the absurdity of all thing cancer related.
I wish him many more years because we need writers like him penning projects like this.
This book is not a book for children, but is a book for pretty much everyone else. It chronicles Tommy's year-long (and more) battle with stage four inoperable throat cancer, giving a truly remarkable insight into what goes through the mind of a family man when told he's very likely to die. In his own words, and inimitable style, Tommy takes us through everything from initial diagnosis, up to and including his current battles with the after effects of his treatment.
At times, it is the funniest book Tommy has ever written. At others, it's the hardest thing you'll ever read. But even through those darker moments, Tommy's humour and good grace are never far away, and this is ultimately an uplifting read, and one that, via the original blog format, has touched thousands of cancer sufferers and their families, and helped put their feelings into words they might otherwise never have found.
Raw, honest, painful, yet often laugh-out-loud, I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
But this story is not a horror show. To the contrary, I found it moving, uplifting, and often funny. I strongly recommend it, especially if you or someone you care for has to go through this. Tommy is a wonderful writer and his words need to be shared.
As someone who experienced cancer in someone very close to me, I found it very useful in understanding to an even greater degree what they had been through - the fear, the emotion, the determination. But even if you have no experience of cancer, this book is so brilliantly written that you will be sure to gain a great deal from reading it.
In less skillful hands this deeply sensitive subject might have been mishandled, but Tommy is such a talented writer that it is always a fascinating, harrowing and extremely affecting read. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone who has an interest in the human condition and the bravery of an ordinary person facing extraordinary odds.
This is the story of Tommy Donbavand, a writer who writes children's books. One day in 2016 he gets the diagnose throat cancer. Tommy decides to blog about this process, about what it does to him, to his family and friends. Cancer effects not the person who has it but everyone around him. This is very personal story, a story that is strong, sad, dark and light, amazing, a story that makes you angry and laugh out loud. It really is hilarious sometimes. I am so glad Tommy is getting better and that he can now publish this wonderful, gripping book. Believe me, you won't be disappointed.
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