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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Book Review - All You Could Ask For by Mike Greenberg

About The Book:

Brooke has been happily married to her college sweetheart for fifteen years.

Samantha's newlywed bliss is steam-rolled when she finds shocking evidence of infidelity on her husband's computer.

Katherine works eighteen hours a day for the man who irreparably shattered her heart fifteen years ago.
Brooke, Samantha, and Katherine don't know one another yet, but all three are about to discover the conquering power of friendship—and that they have all they could ask for, as long as they have each other.

My Thoughts:

Can a man write about women, their friendships, and their family relationships? Well, Mike Greenberg proves that he can with his brilliant novel, "All You Could Ask For."

What began as a book about three individual women, their lives, and situations quickly turned into a fascinating story of strength and courage as each of these women discover they have breast cancer.  Each woman react to their diagnosis extremely differently, and while they find a connection to each other via a breast cancer internet forum, they retain their individuality as they struggle through the days that follow.

Rarely does a novel evoke such a wide range of emotions as this one did for me. I adored one character, grew to like another, and absolutely couldn't stand one. It takes a skilled writer to bring out personalities that stand out so strongly, and Mike Greenberg does a great job of doing just that in this story.

I highly recommend this book for those who might be going through treatment for breast cancer, or know someone who is. The insight gained through this "true to life" novel will be hopefully useful. Plus it is an encouraging tale of women's friendship.

About The Author:

Mike Greenberg is cohost of ESPN's Mike & Mike and the author of two previous New York Times bestsellers. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a native of New York City. He lives with his wife, Stacy, and their two children in Connecticut.

In conjunction with the release of this book, Mike and Stacy have created a foundation called Heidi's Angels, through which all of the author's profits from the sale of this book will be donated to The V Foundation for Cancer Research to combat breast cancer.

My thanks to William Morrow for the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.

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