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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (12 Nov. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 000733933X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007339334
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 367,300 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Whatever you think of Jade, her simply told account makes poignant reading. Many readers will be rightly moved.”
**** News of the World

‘Goody and her editor have achieved something almost profound in this journal. It’s death laid bare with no literary trickery to make the misery seem 'important'. It's just miserable - and all the more moving for that.’
Culture (Sunday Times)

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Jade's heart-breaking diary of her fight against terminal cancer and her final precious months with her beloved family.

In August 2007 Jade Goody received the shattering news that she had cervical cancer. She was only 27 years old. But with her usual strength of character, Jade was determined to beat the disease and carry on with life as normal with her two little boys Bobby and Freddy.

Neither the chemotherapy, which left her weak and bald, or the hysterectomy that crushed her dreams of having a little girl, could break Jade's sunny personality or her fierce refusal to be a victim. But in February 2009, Jade received the tragic news that any mother dreads to hear: she was going to be torn from her beloved sons. The cancer had spread and was untreatable.

Forever In My Heart is Jade's final 'love letter' to her two little boys. Covering her initial diagnosis while appearing on Celebrity Big Brother in India, their emotional last Christmas as a family, her magical wedding to her partner Jack Tweed and her dying wish to see be christened with her boys, Jade's heart-breaking diary of her final months is set against a backdrop of flashbacks to her difficult early years, her rise to fame in the Big Brother house and those moments of joy and laughter as the nation's darling.

It is the powerful story of a young mother's brave fight against a terminal disease, her unique humour, her determination to provide for her sons and her fierce desire to leave a legacy which might prevent other young women being torn from their families in the prime of life.

A percentage of profits from the book will be donated to Marie Curie Cancer Care. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Bunny on 12 July 2009
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I bought this book after reading the one before Jade: Fighting to the End which told her story right up to the moment she was diagnosed with cancer. I would recommend reading both.

I don't read 'newspapers' and even if I did I wouldn't believe a word they make up. Personally I prefer to get to know people before making a judgement instead of acting like a sheep and forming a hatred towards a person I have never met, simply because the Press tell me to.

Obviously we couldn't all know Jade Goody personally but her books are the closest thing to it. Her books and her real personality shine through and were exactly what I thought they would be, she was a funny, forthright, warm person who suffered a lot of rubbish in her life and was determined her own children wouldn't suffer the same.

I couldn't put either of the books down and read them within hours, because I wanted to know what happened next. It's rare I find a book that keeps me up into the night because I really care about what's going on in it, but both of these books had that effect.

I liked Jade Goody from the beginning and not just because she had cancer as some people like to suggest. A lot of people did and were wise enough to ignore the media frenzy on her return to BB. Reading these books it is hard to believe she is gone to be honest, she seems so alive in them and they show her to be a very savvy, brave individual who whatever her mistakes did not deserve her unfortunate and cruel end.

I would highly recommend these books to anyone - I've read hundreds of auntobiographies and these rate amongst the best.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Wendy Jane Goodwin on 9 May 2009
Format: Hardcover
I only started following Jade Goody when she was diagnosed with cancer last year. I was only familiar with her in Big Brother,but knew nothing about her. Her story touched my heart,and i found myself wanting to find out as much as i could about her,i was surprised how much her death has affected me,like it has with so many people. This book is a MUST for any jade fan. It concentrates only on the matter in hand and as it,s written as a Diary,it takes you through jade,s days step by step. I could,nt put it down until i had finished. It contains some very explicit deep stuff and jade speaks very frankly and honestly about her symptoms,treatments and how she is feeling. Another reason i think so many people loved jade for was her openess and honesty. This really brings home the true extent of this wicked cruel illness,having lost my brother to cancer my heart goes out to her family. She was taken well before her time,and i cannot understand how her illness kept being missed until it was too late. Her mother writes the last few entries to finish the book. I cannot fault it in any way. Jade has even included a Wish List for her beloved boys at the end of the book,and of corse all proceeds go to a very good cause. Jade was a truly brave woman and i am pleased that she managed to do the things that she wanted to do before she died. Her family and friends must be so proud of her.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Eileen on 11 Sept. 2010
Format: Paperback
I found this story very miving and thought provoking.. Funny in parts and liked that jade is just a down to earth girl....God rest her soul and Bless her boys...
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. Gill on 30 May 2009
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Having had cancer myself, I could relate to some of the things Jade had written in this book. Even though some of the entries may have been written by other people, I found this book to be a heartbreaking story. Jade was a very strong, wonderful person to face death as she did. One must admire her and ask themselves, could they have done it better? Perhaps now she has found the love she searched for all her short life, in a much better place, I certainly hope so. May she rest in peace.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amy on 11 April 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
This book is an amazing book!!!!!!! I was crying near the end of the book and the photos of her wedding!!!!!!!! Very big shame to lose such an amazing woman!!!!!
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jinty on 1 May 2009
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I was surprised by some of the negative reviews of this book. Jade tells her Cancer battle, and the emotions related to it - with simplicity and honesty. You can almost hear Jade reading it to you. It is true that she isnt the only person to have died of this awful disease - but by making her battle so public, it enabled others to empathise with her, and recall their loved ones - who either won their battle or didnt. I dont know how Cancer sufferers would have felt reading this book. But from a Carer's perspective - it made me cry, and smile in parts. If courage alone and a brave fight - cured Cancer - no-one would die of this horrible disease. Whether you liked Jade Goody or not. She was honest, open and tried to put right wrongs she may have done. She was a good mother and didnt repeat mistakes made in her own childhood. She was a generous forgiving soul. Jade had a hard start in life, and a cruel end to it - plus several years of fame and fortune. I lost both my parents to Cancer and like Jade they showed me not only how to live with dignity, courage and compassion - but how to die with it. Dont buy this book expecting an easy read, it makes you revisit places you might not like or enter them for the first time.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By P. Clyne on 9 May 2009
Format: Hardcover
After having followed the final months of Jades life through the press I was keen to read what was happening "behind closed doors" and to hear of her experiences through this tragedy.

This was an honest account from Jade about her illness, her love for her boys and Jack, her relationship with her mother and her life in the press. As well as being heart wrenching at parts she made me laugh out loud as well all know Jade was famous for her "jadisms!"

I couldn't put this book down it was a real page turner!

RIP Jade xx
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