With the rest of us having gone through the range of emotions and experiences that launching a debut novel entails, it almost feels as if Gail is the baby in the family, since her memoir, Cancer is a Bitch is the last to come out. But of course last is certainly not least, and Gail’s memoir is sure to be a runaway bestseller, not only because the subject is something by which most everyone has been touched in some way, but also because Gail’s such a talented writer and her writing is always so very compelling.
But the nice thing about Gail’s book coming last is that by now we’ve all gotten to know each other pretty well. In fact on a couple of occasions we’ve actually been in the same city at the same time! And I had such a great time with Gail this summer in New York and got to see her on so many levels—both as a smart, savvy author, but also as a fun, sorta nutty woman who’s a lot of fun to have drinks with!
I always looked forward to reading Gail’s Monday morning posts, because of her eloquent prose and insightful way of seeing things. Hers is the sort of writing that challenges me to step up my own writing and challenge myself.
Gail’s lovely memoir might have the dreaded “C” word as it’s subject, but it has at it’s heart so much more than that. It’s a beautifully-crafted exploration of life and loss and recovery, and all that encompasses.
Best of luck as you book launches into the stratosphere, Gail! We’re with you all the way!
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