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This was a book I could associate with having had cancer and all of the treatment that goes with it. People think that a cancer ward is a sad place but this often is not the case and us patients can laugh at ourselves, our hairloss, the constant peeing when the chemotherapy drug is entering our system and in some cases ( mine anyway) a tingly feeling down below which made me giggle loudly on the ward and lots of other things in which others will think quite bizarre.
This is a personal story which is very interesting as well as some fun too. The book made me cry in parts yet in others it was uplifting. The lady is one tough cookie and this book is one that really needs to be read by everyone so they to can get a true idea of cancer treatment.
I rate this book 5/5
An unexpected, wry, and funny memoir about one woman’s experience with cancer.
Manjusha Pawagi, a successful family court judge, has written a not-so-typical memoir about her experience with cancer. Wryly funny and stubbornly hopeful, this is her quirky take on what it’s like to face your own mortality when, to be honest, you thought you’d live forever. She describes how even the darkest moments of life can be made worse with roommates; details how much determination it takes to ignore the statistics; and answers the age-old question: what does it take to get a banana popsicle around here?
Publication Date is 10th October 2017
Thank you @4thEstateBooks & @NujeenMustafa for this thought provoking book. What a brave yet funny and very intelligent young lady Nujeen is. She has seen and been through so much in her young life, things we take for granted, things we see on the TV. This poor girl has lived through it all.
Everyone needs to go out and buy this book, you think you have it bad. Just read about Nujeen and her life and you will see what a hard life really is.
I rate this book 5/5
Prize-winning journalist and the co-author of smash New York Times bestseller I Am Malala, Christina Lamb, now tells the inspiring true story of another remarkable young hero: Nujeen Mustafa, a teenager born with cerebral palsy, whose harrowing journey from war-ravaged Syria to Germany in a wheelchair is a breathtaking tale of fortitude, grit, and hope that lends a face to the greatest humanitarian issue of our time, the Syrian refugee crisis.
For millions around the globe, sixteen-year-old Nujeen Mustafa embodies the best of the human spirit. Confined to a wheelchair because of her cerebral palsy and denied formal schooling in Syria because of her illness, Nujeen taught herself English by watching American soap operas. When her small town became the epicenter of the brutal fight between ISIS militants and US-backed Kurdish troops in 2014, she and her family were forced to flee.
Despite her physical limitations, Nujeen embarked on the arduous trek to safety and a new life. The grueling sixteen-month odyssey by foot, boat, and bus took her across Turkey and the Mediterranean to Greece, through Macedonia to Serbia and Hungary, and finally, to Germany. Yet, in spite of the tremendous physical hardship she endured, Nujeen’s extraordinary optimism never wavered. Refusing to give in to despair or see herself as a passive victim, she kept her head high. As she told a BBC reporter, “You should fight to get what you want in this world.”
Nujeen’s positivity and resolve infuses this unforgettable story of one young woman determined to make a better life for herself. Told by acclaimed British foreign correspondent Christina Lamb, Nujeen is a unique and powerful memoir that gives voice to the Syrian refugee crisis, helping us to understand that the world must change—and offering the inspiration to make that change reality.
When I saw #BecomingReverend over on @NetGalley I knew I had to get in touch with @CHPublishingUK. I’ve read about @revmattwoodcock in my local newspaper so I knew about his beer festivals 🍺🍺🍺. Matt is a legend in the real ale festival world and tickets to his events are like gold dust, I’ve still to manage to get any! Maybe my review may help? 🍻🍻🍻🍻
Anyway, back to this absolutely brilliant frank account of his time at, as it says on the cover #BecomingReverend. This is a Funny yet also moving diary of Matt’s life and how he has got to where he is today.
Please do not be put off by his occupation if you are not religious, I guarantee as a biography you really will enjoy this straight from the heart book.
Pull up a pew, Grab a pint and keep an eye out for any lurking camels in this great debut book.
I rate this book 5/5
Die-hard Oasis fan.
Low sperm count.
Training to be a vicar. Obviously.
Matt Woodcock’s frank, funny real-life diaries reveal what it was like for him to train as a vicar while struggling against all odds to become a father.
In them he lays bare his joys and struggles as he attempts to reconcile his calling as a vicar with his life as a party-loving journalist, footie-freak and incorrigible extrovert.
Becoming Reverend is a compelling and original account of how faith can work in the midst of a messy life, combining family, fertility, faith and friendship with the story of a divine – but unlikely – calling.
Publication Date is November 3rd 2016
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