A book review by Becky Holland
“The Cancer Whisperer” – Finding Courage, direction and the unlikely gifts of cancer” by Sophie Sabbage
Publisher: Plume (January 24, 2017)
Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
As an Ovarian Cancer survivor, and an individual, upon receiving this copy of Sophie Sabbage’s ‘The Cancer Whisperer’ for reviewer purposes from the publisher, I was a little bit wary. Everyone seems to think they can write a book – a self-help book about cancer and life with cancer. That is not always the case.
But Ms. Sabbage not only surprised me, she nailed ‘it’ several times over. Her way of writing was almost like we were having a conversation. Through her winding road of life experiences, she gained an obvious amount of ‘real world’ experience, and it shows as she empowered her ‘proverbial pen’ with passion to get just the right words out.
Her perspective is different, and she allows that everyone who experiences a journey with cancer – patient or caregiver – has a different experience. Yet, she gives some good advice in how to live with it and beyond it.
I encourage everyone to read it. Bravo, bravo.