Each day, millions of people face traumatic change, when everything familiar feels challenged. What if they began writing about the experience? What if they took better control by communicating more effectively and expressing their feelings? What if their struggle becomes a source of inspiration? Twenty years of research indicates that expressive writing-dealing with one's deepest thoughts and feelings-may contribute to improved physical and emotional health.
Many cancer stories are uplifting while others are not easy to digest. But all are authentic and honest, and reflect the staggering reality of the cancer world. Open your heart. Give writing a chance. Personal expression can be a gift--for you, and everyone you know. Welcome to Write for Life.
David Tabatsky's energy, commitment and expertise have enabled cancer patients and survivors to process their experiences in a new and often healing way.
-Hester Hill Schnipper, Program Manager, Oncology Social Work, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
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About the Author
David is the coauthor of The Cancer Book: 101 Stories of Courage, Support and Love and editor of Elizabeth Bayer's It's Just a Word, both published by Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing in 2009. He is the coauthor, with Bruce Kluger, of Dear President Obama: Letters of Hope from Children Across America also published in 2009. David wrote The Boy Behind the Door: How Salomon Kool Escaped the Nazis (2009). With Dr. Mark Banschick, David coauthored The Intelligent Divorce--Books One and Two (2009 and 2010) and The Wright Choice: Your Family's Guide to Healthy Eating, Modern Fitness and Saving Money (2011), with Dr. Randy Wright. David was the consulting editor for Marlo Thomas and her New York Times bestseller The Right Words at the Right Time, Volume 2: Your Turn (2006). He has published two editions of What's Cool Berlin a comic travel guide to Germany's capital, and has written for The Forward, Parenting and Sesame Street Parent, among others.
David teaches writing workshops at cancer centers throughout the United States, including The Anderson Center in Houston, the Lombardi Center in Washington, D.C., Duke Cancer Institute, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard University and the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco. Please visit www.tabatsky.com and www.writeforlife.info.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book asks me to ask myself hard questions: What are my dreams? What am I grateful for? What do I want to let go of? I found this book really wonderful. Starting to write is hard. The questions and guidelines the book provided made it easier. And then the writing kept flowing! I was so glad to be able to express myself and feel like I was doing it for me, as well as for those around me. Then I gave it the book a friend who said that this book reminded her that she was not only a patient, but also a person. I would recommend it to anyone -- doctor, patient, family member, friend -- who has been touched by cancer.