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  • 10/2017
  • 978-1-1631522620 1631522620
  • 260 pages
  • $16.95
Ebook Details
  • 10/2017
  • 978-1-1631522628 978-1631522628
  • 260 pages
  • $9.95
Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer

This memoir is a wimpy patient’s chronicle through her first year of breast cancer treatment and how courage was found with the help of writing and the love of family and friends.

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Title: Hug Everyone You Know
Subtitle: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer
Author: Antoinette Truglio Martin
Genre: Non-Fiction - Memoir
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Review: Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite
Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and
Cancer by Antoinette Truglio Martin is a heartwarming memoir that follows a woman’s struggle to cope with breast cancer. Antoinette Martin had always thought she was a healthy and strong woman until the day she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her world would crumble as she went through the denial phase to sheer stupefaction, through anxiety to embracing the reality. The long hours of waiting at the clinic that seemed like forever, the solitude that enveloped her in the dire hours of the night, and the sense of fear about the painful reality are things that Martin learned to deal with. But how does one wake up from a nightmare like Stage 1 breast cancer? 
For Antoinette Truglio Martin, the answer was in her community —her family, friends, and close “everyone.” In this memoir, she documents how staying connected with the people in her life helped her to find the courage to embrace her reality and to transform it into a life-giving experience. Here is a book that will bring tears to the eyes of readers — tears of pain and empathy, but also tears of joy at contemplating the wellsprings of life that are hidden within us, waiting to burst forth through our experience of pain. Antoinette Truglio Martin writes with natural humor and
readers will find a lot of encouragement and hope in her writing. This book will show readers the power of human connectivity and how sharing our experience can become an inspiring journey, not only for those who listen to us, but for us who live it. Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer is a painful and empowering journey, a book that will speak to those undergoing any hopeless situation; it’s a gift to receive, use and pass on. This book will give readers the strength and the inspiration to name their suffering and to triumph over it. It’s exciting, informative and, above all, entertaining.

Story Circle Book Review

http://www.storycirclebookreviews.org/reviews/hugeveryone.shtml

 

Formats
Paperback Details
  • 10/2017
  • 978-1-1631522620 1631522620
  • 260 pages
  • $16.95
Ebook Details
  • 10/2017
  • 978-1-1631522628 978-1631522628
  • 260 pages
  • $9.95

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