The best of the worst news : tales from around the world and my life with ALS

2019, Book , 324 pages
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Summary/Review: "'I was alone on that icy cold December day when I received my worst news in 2014… I went for that definitive test, and I wasn’t the least bit prepare more...
Summary/Review: "'I was alone on that icy cold December day when I received my worst news in 2014… I went for that definitive test, and I wasn’t the least bit prepared to be diagnosed with an incurable disease… I didn’t know what to do with a prognosis of just a few years to live, growing more and more disabled until I could no longer move, swallow and, ultimately, breathe. I looked for a book that would guide me through this process. I wondered what to expect, how to share this news with colleagues, kith, and kin. Would I get angry? Sad? Depressed? How long would I remain in denial? But I never did find that book. Instead, I began writing it.' Norm MacIsaac writes in the opening of The Best of the Worst News. Written over several years as the disease progressed, the author explores living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease. This is a series of intertwined autobiographical tales set in over a dozen different countries spanning nearly half a century. It’s not about the disease, but the emotional and psychological journey that accompanies such an earth-shattering diagnosis. Travel with him around the world and back in time as he tells stories of the people and places that inspired him to defy this incurable, degenerative disease, to embrace a positive perspective and live every day to the fullest."--
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