Mary Elizabeth Williams - National Geographic Partners - 2016
"A wry, witty account of what it is like to face death—and be restored to life."
"August 15, 2010 - My last Sunday with an intact head is a glorious one for the family to go to Govenor's Island"
Mary Beth Williams is a journalist, married with two young daughters, she was forced for deal with the fact she had Stage 4 Melanoma. In her book she shares her two year battle and her participation in a new immunotherapy treatment which stopped her cancer in its tracks.
Although the author is clearly a survivor, she shares other stories of loved ones and friends who were not as lucky as she was. The author's story pulls you in quickly and, although a story about someone battling cancer should not be enjoyable, this one was The author is skilled at using humor at just the right times and her writing is honest and down to earth. She has a way of turning her personal medical crisis experience into a compulsively readable story. I learned a lot about new cutting edge process and treatments as well.
If you tend to shy away from stories about illness and cancer, don't let this one slip by. This is a story to be embraced, it's a story I'll remember.