At the End of Life, a Way to Go Gentle by Susan Gubar

Living with Cancer The New York Times Well April 13, 2017 While confronting the prospect of death, people like me — grappling with a diagnosis of advanced cancer — often consider what sort of care they want and how to say goodbye. Given the delicate negotiations in which the dying […]

Not All Bad Comes to Harm You

Thousands of people have cancer. Thousands more are fighting it. Thousands more are living with it. Author Janice Mock is just one of those thousands. But as a survivor of stage four ovarian cancer, she shares her story to help others find new insight, strength, inspiration, and self-awareness. Changing her […]

Dancing with Cancer: Maladies and Miracles in Stem Cell Transplantland

This may be the only available account of not one but two stem cell transplants told by the patient and his wife caretaker written as journals while the events were unfolding. Barry was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia in 2005 and died in 2014. Bonnie, his wife of 37 years, […]

Memoir of a Debulked Woman: Enduring Ovarian Cancer 1st Edition by Susan Gubar

A 2012 New York Times Book Review Notable Book “Staggering, searing…Ms. Gubar deserves the highest admiration for her bravery and honesty.” ―New York Times Diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2008, Susan Gubar underwent radical debulking surgery, an attempt to excise the cancer by removing part or all of many organs […]

Reading and Writing Cancer: How Words Heal by Susan Gubar

“Many books have inspired me …and this is one that I have read many times. I have posted so many wonderful writings on this website under Living with Cancer, Books on Healing. Susan is one of the finest writers about the cancer experience and the path to healing. I hope that […]

The Will to Live and Other Mysteries by Rachel Remen, M.D.

Audio CD – Abridged, Audiobook, CD “Life is best defined not by science, but by mystery,” teaches Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen. Now, the beloved “healer of the heart” probes the universal experience of the unknown that can come in times of crisis. Join this master storyteller as she shares compelling […]

My Grandfather’s Blessings: Stories of Strength, Refuge, and Belonging by Rachel Remen, M.D.

In My Grandfather’s Blessings, Rachel Naomi Remen, a cancer physician and master storyteller, uses her luminous stories to remind us of the power of our kindness and the joy of being alive. Dr. Remen’s grandfather, an orthodox rabbi and scholar of the Kabbalah, saw life as a web of connection […]

Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal, 10th Anniversary Edition by Rachel Remen, M.D.

“I recommend this book highly to everyone.” –Deepak Chopra, M.D. This special updated version of the New York Times-bestseller, Kitchen Table Wisdom, addresses the same spiritual issues that made the original a bestseller: suffering, meaning, love, faith, and miracles. “Despite the awesome powers of technology, many of us still do not live […]