I found this to be very inspirational, funny, and very candid. That being said, she is coming from a very different angle then many cancer patients, and she said herself, she has what many patients dont.....time. This is why I believe she is able to take on the attitude she is. I'm not saying that a positive attitude isn't a Must in all cancer patients, what I am saying is when your diagnosed, then told "slow growing" NOT "aggressive" I believe its much easier to be as optimistic as she is. Still would recommend this book, it is very inspirational.