David Koop Conquered the World of Business.
He Wasn't About to Let Cancer Put Him Under.
David Koop had it all-a storied business career, beautiful son, and prospects as far as the eye could see. Then a surprise cancer diagnosis turned his life upside down. It was osteo sarcoma-a form of bone cancer-and it was growing on his spine. Doctors told him to get his affairs in order.
More than three years later, Koop continues to beat the odds. Cancer: It's a Good Thing I Got It! is his eye-opening account of a remarkable journey through hospitals, treatments, friendships and emotions as he struggles to maintain a positive attitude and will to live. In this frank and uncensored look at one man's battle with cancer, Koop reflects on his life before and after the diagnosis. The surprising conclusion will leave you awed at the strength of the human spirit: far from a death sentence, the medical woes unleash a powerful self-assessment that leads Koop to a whole new sense of purpose-and the love he has sought all his life.
Full of humor and occasional grief, this memoir of a life still in progress will move you to make changes for the better. You'll come away inspired to live your life to the fullest and embrace the gift of personal relationships. And you'll find hope for meeting the unexpected challenges that can strike when you least expect.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
While reading the book, I could definitely relate to the author. A Type A business professional who is told that he might not live much longer certainly has to humble himself and get a new purpose. I'm glad that Koop was able to undergo that type of self-assessment that makes him a fighter instead of a victim. It was good, too, that he found someone to share his life with, because that's certainly an incentive to keep living.
It was a joy to attain a signed copy of David's book at an author event. Despite the title, this is a delightful book to read. It will encourage anyone to strive harder and never loose sight of their goals. Once begun, I could not wait to see how his life developed. David's life was hard from the start after loosing contact with his mother at age five. He tells of his life growing up, achieving success in the business world, gaining and losing love, and fighting cancer through short vignettes that make you feel as though he were sitting in your living room telling you the story while sipping warm cider in front of the fireplace. Although his story tells of some very difficult challenges in his life, he presents all without regret. Gratitude and joy weave through the book. He even manages to tell the dreadful story of cancer treatments with a sprinkling of humor. There are short quips of sage advice interspersed throughout the book. Cancer, It's a Good Thing I Got It is an easy read, which is well worth your time and will leave your heart uplifted and encouraged.