This book isnt just about a daughters difficult relationship with her father and his death. Its about exercising authenticity in the difficult conversations that can only strengthen the bond between a father and a daughter, and bring them both the peace they were longing for all along.
This book is for anyone who has experienced the loss of a parent, wants to repair a damaged parent/child relationship, or is looking for comfort and companionship through difficult conversations with loved ones at the end of their life cycle.
Shelby and Stuart Stout felt led to write A Legacy of Hope after compiling a journal of the 191 days from Hope's diagnosis to her death. Both parents were with Hope every step of the way on her journey from a healthy preteen to being dependent on crutches to eventually being bedridden. Their heartfelt story includes the times when they were angry and desperate, as well as the times when Hope's humor and spirit shone through.
Academy Award winning screen writers Diana Ossana and Larry McMurtry are developing the screenplay for Hope’s Wish with an expected production date sometime in 2013.
Biehl writes with honesty and humor while sharing personal essays that poignantly describe the roller coaster of her cancer journey over the past eight years. After revealing how she recovered from the shock and numbness and decided to face the reality of living with MDS, Biehl leads others through her experiences as she dealt with the painful and debilitating side effects of her treatments and medications, became her own advocate, developed a love/hate relationship with chemo, embraced the comfort provided by her loyal service dog, and ultimately learned to seize the day. Included are lists of resources on natural treatments, cancer drugs, and organizations that can help.
Life Is ShortEat the Donut! shares anecdotes and helpful insights gleaned by a cancer survivor that gently remind all of us that life is a precious gift.
Spanning the bucolic Beltway suburbs of his childhood and the clandestine CIA and NSA postings of his adulthood, Permanent Record is the extraordinary account of a bright young man who grew up online—a man who became a spy, a whistleblower, and, in exile, the Internet’s conscience. Written with wit, grace, passion, and an unflinching candor, Permanent Record is a crucial memoir of our digital age and destined to be a classic.
Half a million babies are born prematurely in the United States every year—almost one every minute—each with a unique story, and Hopper eloquently gives a voice to what their parents share: the shock, the scares, the lonely nights in the neonatal intensive care unit, the fierce attention to detail that makes for sanity and craziness, the light of faith, the warmth of family, and the terrifying attachment. Through it all runs the power of words to connect us to one another, as Hopper draws on her gifts as a writer first to help her navigate this uncertain territory and then to tell her story. With candor, grace, and a healthy dose of humor, she takes us into the final weeks of her pregnancy, the this-was-not-part-of-the-plan first weeks of little Stella’s life, and the isolated world she and her husband inhabited when they took their daughter home at the onset of a cold Minnesota winter. Finally, frankly, Hopper ventures into the complicated question of whether to have another child. Down-to-earth and honest about the hard realities of having a baby, as well as the true joys, Ready for Air is a testament to the strength of motherhood—and stories—to transform lives.