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Nina Riggs was an intelligent woman who was living her life just the way that we all do, one day at a time. This was one 'smart cookie' who managed to juggle her family, friends and career. However at no time does she try to kid us that she was even close to perfect. It is more than apparent that she is blessed with an exceptional sense of humor and as you dig deeper into her book. Through the last two years of her life she really needed that sense of humor.
It will make you smile, perhaps giggle. In fact I laughed out loud at a couple of Nina's observations. Sadly I am sure that much of her suffering will make you cry. On the upside I think that it will also make you grateful for what you have.
Beautifully and compassionately narrated by Cassandra Campbell and Kirby Heyborne.
I am so grateful to the Riggs family for publishing this after Nina's passing as I really feel that it is Nina's gift to the world and needed to be heard.
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Like Kalanithi's When Breath Becomes Air, Gawande's Being Mortal, and Nuland's How We Die this is a must read for everyone who is interested in life and death. Nina faces her journey without self-pity determined to love the bad days not just the good. I am currently having my own experience with breast cancer so it particularly touched me how Nina was able to write so brilliantly and nakedly about facing her death.
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