Daydreams & Diaries by Taylor Black, Tim Black
For Taylor Black, that Friday night was like any other in her senior year in high school. A quick dip in the shower then off to see her girlfriends and boyfriend Jeff. Just another Friday night in a small Florida town, until she blacked out in the shower and her mom rushed her to the emergency room--and another life: one of brain scans and surgeries, chemotherapy, 60 Minutes, hospitals and hospice. Something that always happened to someone else happened to her, and to her family as well.
Taylor kept a diary through the ordeal as she tried to live as normal a life as possible with brain cancer. Daydreams & Diaries details the roller-coaster ride that is cancer, and how Taylor coped as a patient and grew as a person, changing from an insecure high school girl to a courageous young woman.
Her spirit attracted the cameras of CBS and the attention of Ed Bradley, who called her "amazing." Twenty-seven million people saw her on 60 Minutes, but CBS couldn't tell Taylor's whole story, for she was far more than a cancer patient; she was a beloved daughter, sister and friend who showed, as a noted author once wrote, "grace under pressure."
Taylor's father, Tim Black, brings a father's memories of Taylor at different points in her life, helping to complete the portrait of a remarkable young woman who was the inspiration for so many.