Suleika Jaouad is an Emmy Award-winning writer, speaker, cancer survivor and activist. She served on Barack Obama's Cancer Panel and her advocacy work, reporting and speaking has been featured at the United Nations, on Capitol Hill and on the TED Talk main stage. When she's not on the road with her 2972 Volkswagen campervan and her rescue dog Oscar, she lives in Brooklyn.
Will resonate with anyone who is living a different life than the
one they had planned. * TARA WESTOVER, author of EDUCATED *
No more doomscrolling. Read this book instead... Full of wisdom and resilience. * ADAM GRANT, author of ORIGINALS *
A deeply touching account of learning to live in the now, because nothing else is promised. I loved it. * KATHRYN MANNIX, author of WITH THE END IN MIND *
Suleika Jaouad's memoir is a work of breathtaking creativity and heart-stopping humanity. A story of her cancer journey on the surface, it goes beyond the cliches of "inspiration", "resilience" and "courage" into the depth of her own pain and lost years, and also the spirits of countless strangers (sick and well) whom she meets along the highway of life and illuminates with rare generosity and grace. A deeply moving and passionate work of art, it's quite unlike anything I've ever read, and will forever be imprinted upon my heart. * ELIZABETH GILBERT, author of EAT PRAY LOVE *
Jaouad is writing about a process, a back and forth. In the tension between health and sickness, past and present, a new balance must be forged. * LA Times *
A beautiful, elegant and heart-breaking book that provides a glimpse into the kingdom of illness.* SIDDHARTHA MUKHERJEE *