I was recommended this book and at first didn't know the consequences and repercussion it would have in my life. I was positively impressed by the strenght that characterises Ruth's writing and the humour with which she deals with her situation. The book is specially touching because cancer is dealt with so much casualness.It's not a book addressed to readers all over the world and is therefore void of artifice or big judgemental phrases. Unfortunately cancer is like that, it's a sincere, and growingly common, illness.. The book is heartbreaking, then again watching someone die slowly in front of you and not being able to react is horrible. I read extracts of this book again when i discovered someone close to me was dying and it touched me like nothing has before. When reading this only ideas of how unfair the world can be, how unpredictable life can be came to my mind. What can Ruth Picardie teach us with this book? For one she can teach us how to fight. Both she and those who were left behind were increadibly strong and its helpful to have connected everyone in something which is so common although it's so terribly sad. Excellent recopilation of e-mails, letters and statements,an easy read and yet so tragic that it chokes you with tears.