Don't Walk Through the Mirror is a compassionate and informative guide for men helping loved ones through breast cancer. By sharing his experience in caring for his wife, co-author Anthony Garbowski, explores the many facets of the care giving experience: from love, to anger, to frustration, to fear. Practical tips on talking to children, supporting your mate, balancing work and home life, managing finances and planning for the end of life will help anyone who faces the difficult task of caring for a loved one with breast cancer.
Jean Sachs, MSS, MLSP, Executive Director, Living Beyond Breast Cancer
The bridge to those who wish to offer support to chronically ill loved ones is built by Tony Garbowski's unique story. By addressing suffering suffering and gried in an honest manner, his hearfelt book eases the isolation of the male caregiver.
Dr. Linda Welsh, psychologist and author of Chronic Illness and the Family�A Guide to Living Everyday
Don't Walk Through the Mirror is very well written with excellent, practical advice about the day to day emotional impact, not only on the patient, but on the family while dealing with the diagnosis, treatment and outcome of chronic illnesses. It also provides very useful pointers in navigating the medical system and the other bureaucracy involved with insurance companies and employment.
Robert W. Priem, MD
Our story provides insights into a male supporter's psyche, which, in turn, helps women battling chronic illnesses better understand what their male partners are experiencing. Our book also encourages stronger, more empathetic male support which is priceless to any woman struggling with a major illness.
Anthony J. Garbowski and Lorna J. Shaw
I still have your manuscript that you shared with me at my bedside and have referred to it frequently during the last year and a half as I shared this journey with a dear friend, through various stages of her battle with cancer: physically, emotionally, morally.
Sandra Timmins - reader from Ontario, Canada
Thank you! Your book made me think about what you have to do to take good care of yourself. I have now scheduled a pap smear, mammogram and a colonoscopy. If I can help it, I don't want my husband to go through what Tony went through!
Elizabeth Monaghan - reader from New Jersey, USA