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- File Size: 963 KB
- Print Length: 317 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B071W4HX7K
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #18,284 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Tommy v Cancer: One Man's Battle Against The Big C Kindle Edition
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Top customer reviews
This book is not a book for children, but is a book for pretty much everyone else. It chronicles Tommy's year-long (and more) battle with stage four inoperable throat cancer, giving a truly remarkable insight into what goes through the mind of a family man when told he's very likely to die. In his own words, and inimitable style, Tommy takes us through everything from initial diagnosis, up to and including his current battles with the after effects of his treatment.
At times, it is the funniest book Tommy has ever written. At others, it's the hardest thing you'll ever read. But even through those darker moments, Tommy's humour and good grace are never far away, and this is ultimately an uplifting read, and one that, via the original blog format, has touched thousands of cancer sufferers and their families, and helped put their feelings into words they might otherwise never have found.
Raw, honest, painful, yet often laugh-out-loud, I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
Honest, sometimes funny, sometimes deeply moving and always brutally honest, its something a little bit special. After reading it I feel like I know Tommy, his accounts of medical procedures and the small things that come to mean so much when you are undergoing them ring so true. I did laugh out loud a few times and then catch myself, in recognition of what exactly was happening to him at the time.
Its often not a pleasant read, there are dark hours and awful events. But its also something I'm really happy to have read. Not least because Tommy is still about to edit and promote it, but mainly because it really is the story of a true 'battle'. A battle Tommy fought with himself as much with his disease. Where his heroism was demonstrated simply by having the guts to open your eyes and go through another day.
Like an internet Troll who had a go at Tommy during his illness, I'd always wondered why the word Battle was used when referring to cancer treatment, thanks to this book I now understand. Its a cliche to say this, but its no less true, Tommy's book truly is life affirming and moving and well worth your time and cash.
Most recent customer reviews
Tommy is, above all things, honest. And with a book that so openly deals with such a horrifying scenario, it is this honesty that makes it such an important read. Read morePublished 23 hours ago by bifftah
This book is a heartfelt journey through cancer treatment. I read the blog and this is it in book form. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Johannes Welford
Once I had started this book, I couldn't put it down. My life has unfortunately been affected by cancer in the last year, with four close family members being diagnosed and treated... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Andrea Dooley
This book is, at the same time, uncomfortable to read while being difficult to put down. The true story is told with frightening honesty, which encourages the reader to want to... Read morePublished 2 days ago by David Williams
Funny, sad and heartbreaking yet bravely open and courageous. An inspiration to us xxxPublished 2 days ago by B B Taylor
Raw as onion and just as likely to bring tears to the eyes, Tommy's book of his battle against cancer offers layer after layer of honesty as only he can.Published 2 days ago by Dom Conlon - Author
While the promise of an honest 'warts and all' diary of a journey through cancer could sound like awful reading, Tommy's dark humour and wit makes this an incredibly inspiring and... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Si Drew