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  • Genre:SELF-HELP
  • SubGenre:Motivational & Inspirational
  • Language:English
  • Pages:66
  • eBook ISBN:9798350923285
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350923278

Cancer, Be Not Proud

by Jim Wilson

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Cancer, Be Not Proud is something of a diary of a person's refusal to capitulate. Jim Wilson guides his readers through the first year of fighting glioblastoma, a particularly aggressive brain cancer. With melancholy wit, Jim candidly shares his approach to fighting the good fight by developing healthy habits and close relationships to strengthen his Will for the future.
Cancer, Be Not Proud is a narrative of a man's fight for his life after receiving the shattering diagnosis of glioblastoma, an often-fatal brain cancer. With literary flair and humor, Jim Wilson takes his readers on a roller-coaster ride of myriad treatments and emotions, buoyed by his unwavering willpower and stubborn sense of wonder. Jim adheres to a number of "good habits" which he believes has increased the likelihood of survival. He describes those benignly reinforcing practices in detail, hoping the habits and the narrative will benefit others who are in similar dire straits, needing sympathy and encouragement. Sometimes, misery needs the company of someone who has wrestled with a similar challenge. Jim's compassion for himself and others shines brightly through his eloquent, sometimes painful prose.
About the author

Jim Wilson practiced law with the Legal Aid Society in Louisville, KY and Ann Arbor, MI before entering academia to teach law for more than 35 years. Among other subjects, he taught constitutional law, poverty law, legal history, and legal philosophy. He also led meditation sessions that were open to students, faculty, and staff. He started his newsletter, Hope But No Expectations, on Substack.com in 2021, initially writing about political and cultural matters. After he was diagnosed in 2022 with brain cancer (glioblastoma) and was recovering from surgery, he launched a new series, Cancer, Be Not Proud.

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