The Cost of Hope: A Memoir

The Cost of Hope: A Memoir

by Amanda Bennett
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The Cost of Hope: A Memoir by Amanda Bennett

From Pulitzer Prize winner Amanda Bennett comes a moving, eye-opening, and beautifully written memoir—a love story of two unusual people, their complex marriage and deep devotion, and finally, Bennett’s quest to save her husband’s life.
When Wall Street Journal reporter Amanda Bennett meets the eccentric, infuriating, yet somehow irresistible Terence Bryan Foley while on assignment in China, the last thing she expects is to marry him. They are so different—classic and bohemian, bow ties and batik, quirky and sensible. But Terence is persistent. “You are going to be somebody,” he tells her. “You’re going to need somebody to take care of you.” Though initially as combative as their courtship, their marriage brings with it stormy passion, deep love and respect, two beloved children, and a life together over two decades. Then comes illness, and the fight to win a longer life for Terence.
The Cost of Hope chronicles the extraordinary measures Amanda and Terence take to preserve not only Terence’s life but also the life of their family. After his death, Bennett uses her skills as a veteran investigative reporter to determine the cost of their mission of hope. What she discovers raises important questions many people face, and vital issues about the intricacies of America’s healthcare system.
Rich in humor, insight, and candor, The Cost of Hope is an unforgettable memoir, an inspiring personal story that sheds light on one of the most important turning points in life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679604846
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/05/2012
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 651,323
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Amanda Bennett is an executive editor at Bloomberg News, directing special projects and investigations, and was the co-chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board. She formerly served as editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer, editor of the Herald-Leader (Lexington, Kentucky), managing editor of The Oregonian (Portland, Oregon), and Atlanta bureau chief (among numerous other posts) at The Wall Street Journal. In 1997, Bennett shared the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting with her Journal colleagues, and in 2001 she led an Oregonian team to a Pulitzer for public service. Her previous books include In Memoriam (1997, with Terence B. Foley), The Man Who Stayed Behind (1993, with Sidney Rittenberg), and The Death of the Organization Man (1990).

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The Cost of Hope: A Memoir 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
LAWonder More than 1 year ago
I first want to say I appreciate this book was mostly free of the baser usage of words authors seem to need theses days. There was some profanity (too much for me) but not excessive. I can't imagine why a couple would want to put themselves into a relationship that was so explosive from the beginning but it does prove most relationships can succeed with much effort, respect and some counseling. I can appreciate the strain and uncertainty one goes through with such horrible illnesses. I, as I am sure is true for much of the world population, have had personal family and friends who have suffered through similar trials. Much can be learned through others experiences, yet many times what works for one doesn't necessarily work for another. It is great for you to share your experiences and the book was quite well written however at times it seemed too repetitive and fluctuated back and forth too frequently. I feel this is worth reading, specially for those who haven't experienced this type of loss before. I won this and thank you for entering it into the giveaway. I enjoyed the opportunity to read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone who is has a loved who is terminally ill or chronically ill should read this-the joys that are found in everyday life and challenges of medical care. Tough decisions I'm staring atand I'm grateful for another view.