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Until I Say Good-Bye: My Year of Living with Joy

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

23 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

what an inspiration susan was to me. i am honored to have read

what an inspiration susan was to me. i am honored to have read her story and we never look at my own disability the same ay again. such a beautiful lady with a remarkable joy and zest for life. may her family be blessed.

posted by katefmVA on March 15, 2013

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10 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

I wanted to love it...

Tragic story, admirable intent that didn't translate very impressively to the page. Not a terribly compelling read. Not great storytelling, or even dramatic events. Other than the tragedy of a life struck down so early, it isn't remarkable enough to invest the time i...
Tragic story, admirable intent that didn't translate very impressively to the page. Not a terribly compelling read. Not great storytelling, or even dramatic events. Other than the tragedy of a life struck down so early, it isn't remarkable enough to invest the time in. I wasn't engaged enough in the family, friends or people to even continue. I wish them all well, but have so many other books to read. I didn't even finish it.

posted by kath8899 on April 12, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2013

    This book is a love letter to her friends and family a garden of

    This book is a love letter to her friends and family a garden of memories .it will show you how one amazing woman did what all us mothers only wished we could do it we  knew we'd be leaving our children sooner than planned .read the book I promise it will enrich your life .you will laugh you will cry but most of all you WILL NOT put it down til you are done  !! 

    20 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    I was very interested in learning more about Susan's story as my

    I was very interested in learning more about Susan's story as my Mother in law was recently diagnosed with ALS.  I found myself relating to many of her daily struggles and concerns.  This book is inspiring! Her attitude and outlook on life positive, even though her outcome certain.  This book will make you appreciate your good health- remind you that tomorrow is not promised and hopefully change your attitude on life.  Best wishes to Susan and her family!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 20, 2013

    A very emotional book .

    I just read this book and I have to say that I enjoyed reading this book. Susan Spencer-Wendel the author of this book tells her story of a fatal diease and how she's copes with this day after day. She's a mother, wife, daughter, and sister. A 44 year old woman so very young but her days are numbered because of this terrible diease. I reccomend reading this book and it makes you realize you cannot take your life or your family for granted, because you never know what can happen.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2014

    Exxcelent

    Outstanding story ofiving with a termin diagnosis. Excellent storyteller but i had ai little problem following because the story was not told chronologically. Super story about living with joy
    You know she was a good and generous friend because so many gave to her.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2014

    Very sad but uplifting book

    I enjoyed the book very much, as it was very positive. Although Ms. Wendell knew that her life was going to end soon, she still retained a sense of wonder about the world around her. She held no grudges about how she could have been "dealt this deck of cards," nor did she expect others to suffer for her. She decided to simply live each day "to the best of her ability" and to take each day as it comes. Very comendable.

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  • Posted July 9, 2013

    Exceptional writing - amazing when considering how it was accomp

    Exceptional writing - amazing when considering how it was accomplished. Beautiful story telling about family. Also, completely heartbreakingly sad.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2013

    Truly an amazingly told story. Susan is a remarkable woman. 

    Truly an amazingly told story. Susan is a remarkable woman. 

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