" Based on Clare Wise's blog, which she started when she was first diagnosed with cancer in 2013, Not That Kind of Love charts the highs and lows of the following three years of Clare's life. The end result is not a book that fills you with despair and anguish. On the contrary, Not That Kind of Love should be read by everybody for its candour, and for its warmth and spirit. Clare is an astonishingly dynamic, witty and fun personality, and her positivity and energy exude from every page. As she becomes too weak to type, her brother - the actor Greg Wise - takes over, and the book morphs into a beautiful meditation on life, and the necessity of talking about death. With echoes of Atul Gawande's Being Mortal and Cathy Rentzenbrink's The Last Act of Love, it is a very special read that rejoices in the extraordinary and often underestimated sibling bond, and the importance of making the most of the ordinary pleasures life has to offer. As Greg Wise writes in the book: 'Celebrate the small things, the small moments. If you find yourself with matching socks as you leave the house in the morning, that is a cause for celebration. If the rest of the day is spent finding the cure for cancer, or brokering world peace, then that's a bonus.' "
As the subject matter is of the sort that impacts most people in the course of their lives, this book is both highly accessible and relate-able to all sorts of readers: from the stunning diagnosis of cancer, to the love and familiarity of siblings, the gift of life and the distant yet constant spectre of death, there are none that could read this book without coming away full of emotion. To learn something special about the human condition, purchase while you can!
Book is in very good condition, with barely a blemish inside or out. Sold at a fraction of the original price, it would make a fabulous gift (even for yourself!).