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

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

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by Susan Spencer-Wendel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0062241451

ISBN-13: 2900062241459

Pub. Date: 03/12/2013

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Susan Spencer-Wendel’s Until I Say Good-Bye: My Year of Living with Joy is a moving and inspirational memoir by a woman who makes the most of her final days after discovering she has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

After Spencer-Wendel, a celebrated journalist at the Palm Beach Post, learns of her diagnosis of ALS, more commonly known

Overview

Susan Spencer-Wendel’s Until I Say Good-Bye: My Year of Living with Joy is a moving and inspirational memoir by a woman who makes the most of her final days after discovering she has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

After Spencer-Wendel, a celebrated journalist at the Palm Beach Post, learns of her diagnosis of ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, she embarks on several adventures, traveling toseveral countries and sharing special experiences with loved ones. One trip takes Spencer-Wendel and her fourteen-year-old daughter, Marina, to New York City’s Kleinfeld’s Bridal to shop for Marina’s future wedding dress—an occasion that Susan knows she will never see.

Co-written with Bret Witter, Until I Say Good-Bye is Spencer-Wendel’s account of living a full life with humor, courage, and love, but also accepting death with grace and dignity. It’s a celebration of life, a look into the face of death, and the effort we must make to show the people that we love and care about how very much they mean to us.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900062241459
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/12/2013
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
362

Table of Contents

Introduction: Kissing the Dolphin 1

Liftoff: July-September

Still Lucky 9

The Clinic 28

The Wonder 32

Wesley 39

Animals and Expectations 44

The Yukon: October

Auroras 57

Thank You 64

The Northern Lights 71

Wreck Beach 81

California: October

Into the Past 89

Family Reunion 111

The Yurt 121

Closing the Loop 130

Christmas: December-January

Together 137

The Party 145

A Gift to Myself 151

Hungary: February

Youth 161

A Couple 173

The Conversation 183

Budapest 189

The Cruise: March

My Sister Steph 205

The Gift: April

Panos 223

The Bible 247

The Chickee Hut: May

A Place of My Own 263

Mango Madness 274

The Journey Inward: May-June

Scrapbooking 283

Stink Pickle 291

My Triathlon 297

Letting Go: May-June

Swimming 307

Aubrey's Birthday 313

Helping Hands 322

Hospice 331

Funeral 338

Cyprus: June-July

Fearless 345

Turtle Beach 356

Saint Andreas 364

The Old Man of Karpaz 371

New York City: July

Kardashians 377

Marina's Trip 384

Tattoos 390

Support 393

Kleinfeld's 402

For Good 411

Captiva Island: August

The Lion's Paw 417

Acknowledgments 435

Photo Credits 437

About the Author 438

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