Help Me Live

20 Things People with Cancer Want You to Know

By Lori Hope; Rachel Naomi Remen (Foreword by)
(Celestial Arts, Paperback, 9781587611490, 276pp.)

Publication Date: September 13, 2011

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Description
Almost all of us know someone with cancer.
And, of course, we want nothing more than to offer comfort and support, and foster hope. But we don't always know how--and may feel uncomfortable asking. Following her own treatment for cancer, Lori Hope created a survey for cancer survivors addressing issues they wanted their families, friends, and caregivers to understand. The results of the newly expanded survey are presented with honesty, insight, and humor, and complemented by scores of compelling personal stories from survivors of diverse ages and backgrounds.
If you are a caregiver, "Help Me Live" will help you communicate more effectively and respond more compassionately. And if you are a survivor, it will help you feel validated, empowered, and, ultimately, hopeful.



About the Author
LORI HOPE has produced more than 20 documentaries, including "Help Me Die, which explores the controversial subject of euthanasia. Her dozens of honors include a Robert E Kennedy Journalism Award and two Emmys and her most recent production was featured on "Oprah. Currently managing editor of "Bay Area Business Woman newspaper. Hope's essays have been published in "Newsweek and broadcast on radio stations nationwide. She lives in Oakland, California, with her husband, son, dogs and cats.

Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., is co-founder and medical director of the Commonweal Cancer Help Program, and clinical professor of family and community medicine at the University of California at San Francisco.
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