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Lessons for Survival: How Cancer Changed My Life
Every second, someone in America faces a life-threatening illness. Every three seconds an American is diagnosed with cancer. Bruce Feiler was in his prime — a 43-year-old bestselling author with a loving wife and twin daughters — when he learned he was facing one of the rarest, deadliest forms of cancer. In "Lessons for Survival" he tells the funny, touching, and ultimately deeply moving story of how he survived a "lost year" of treatment, relied on friends and family for support, and created a "Council of Dads." Now cancer-free, Feiler tells how he turned his harrowing journey into a source of inspiration and hope for millions around the world, through a best-selling book, a website for survivors and a prime-time documentary by Sanjay Gupta on CNN.