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.
©2018 Greg Wise (P)2018 Quercus Editions Limited
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5 out of 5 stars
By Kim on 01-03-18

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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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 15-05-18

The book that made me aware”I’m not alone”

It was strange to read this book,so similar to exactly what I went trough with my ex husband for the past 3 years... How was this possible? Like a gift coming my way,just in time! !!My ex husband passed on 4 days after I finished the book:15/4-18
I got there in time,we had 4 days in peaceful,loving surroundings. Listening to Enya. We did it,this too. Together. No pain,just like a breeze passing trough... And he was on his way.
I so want to thank the writers and Rose!!! I will not be able to do that but know I am forever grateful. Somehow I hope you get to know that!
Thank you<3 from Inger

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