Not That Kind of Love

  • by Clare Wise, Greg Wise
  • Narrated by Rose Smith, Greg Wise
  • 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A moving, thought-provoking and surprisingly humorous book which is both a description of a journey to death and a celebration of the act of living. 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 last 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 listened to 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 minute. 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 listen 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.'
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.


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Customer Reviews

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So Moving and Thought Provoking

This beautiful book resonated with me mainly because my beloved big brother died nearly a year ago from prostate cancer at only 60.
It is beautifully written (and narrated) and leaves the listener with much positive things to think about( especially about living in the moment. For me this message affirms one of the things I've come to believe in recent months.
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- Kim

Brave, honest story of a journey, thank you Clare

What a privilege to be able to listen to Clare and Greg and the journey they made together, as Clare took on a battle with cancer, life is not fair, but she gave such a fight to keep her independence, and fought a battle that sadly took her away from her family, and friends, yet with an ironic sense of humour.
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- carol

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-02-2018
  • Publisher: Quercus