What People Are Saying About Help Me Live…

“The perfect book for family and friends.”
-Susan Love, MD, author of Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book, President, The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation

“This book is a gift to anyone who has been touched by cancer.”
—Nancy L. Snyderman, M.D., F.A.C.S., NBC News Chief Medical Editor, Associate Professor Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania

“Lori Hope writes with an eloquence and authenticity that inspires all her readers. If you or a loved one have been touched by cancer, Help Me Live is required reading.”
—Greg Anderson, author of Cancer: 50 Essential Things to Do, Founder and CEO, Cancer Recovery Foundation Group

“Lori Hope offers guidance that is always sensitive and often deeply illuminating. Please, please, read this book!”
—Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Bright–Sided: How Positive Thinking Is Undermining America and Nickel and Dimed

“This is a book every cancer survivor, as well as those who share our world, need to read. She says the words that none of us wants to say out loud and offers realistic explanations of how we all need to relate to our disease. This book can offer a great deal of comfort to those starting on the path of living with cancer.”
—Kathryn Joosten, actress, The West Wing, Desperate Housewives, and Scrubs

“In Help Me Live, Lori Hope has created a masterpiece of compelling and heartfelt words of healing that should be required reading for doctors, family, and friends of anyone traversing the cancer landscape.”
—Regina Vidaver, PhD, Executive Director, The National Lung Cancer Partnership

“Even though I am a twenty-year survivor, I needed to be reminded about what people in the throes of cancer need, and Lori Hope’s book is perfect.”
—Kathy La Tour, Editor-at-Large, Cure magazine

“In working over fifteen years as an oncology social worker, it seemed as if Lori Hope had been sitting alongside me catching the rich insights and poignant narratives of our clients and then beautifully crafted Help Me Live to assist the world in truly understanding how one best helps the cancer patient.”
—Win Boerckel, LCSW, MSW, Director of Social Service, CancerCare of Long Island

“Always compassionate and pragmatic, Help Me Live breaks new ground with sections on children and young adults and cultural considerations—truly a wonderful resource for all of us.”
—Peggy McGuire, Executive Director, Women’s Cancer Resource Center

“As a two-time survivor of breast cancer and a journalist, I found Help Me Live to be informative, touching, and even funny—and when it comes to cancer, you need a sense of humor. The author certainly lives up to her name.”
—Laura Marquez, ABC News correspondent

“[Hope] writes exquisitely of the emotions and the roller-coaster ride of a cancer diagnosis and treatment. As a nurse educator, I plan to share this book with my students to try and give them some insight into the common experiences that many cancer patients have, as well as the uncommon ones.”
—Patricia Reilly, California State University School of Nursing

“This book is invaluable for anyone diagnosed with cancer and for anyone who has a family member or friend battling the disease. Lori Hope, a lung cancer survivor, writes intimately, poignantly, poetically, and humorously.”
—Marc Silver, author of Breast Cancer Husband: Help Your Wife (and Yourself) during Diagnosis, Treatment, and Beyond

“As someone who works every day with lung cancer patients, I know the deep wounds that careless words can inflict. Lori Hope shows you how to do the opposite, how to help someone with cancer heal. Read this book, and help someone live.”
—Sheila von Driska, Executive Director, The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation

“Help Me Live is beautifully written and offers extraordinary pearls of wisdom on love, on hope, on survivorship, on friendship.”
—Laurie Fenton Ambrose, President and CEO, Lung Cancer Alliance

“If you or a loved one is struggling with cancer, don’t be without Hope.”
—David Spiegel, MD, director of the Stanford University Center on Stress and Health, author of Everyone’s Guide to Cancer Survivorship

“A superb book. Patients with cancer often say to me, ‘It’s bad enough to have cancer, but would you BELIEVE what someone said to me the other day?’ Those expressions are often not easily forgotten, when they caused either pain or joy. I really like Lori’s use of these common expressions as the base for suggesting good etiquette and kind manners in talking to someone who has a serious illness.”
-Jimmie Holland, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, author of The Human Side of Cancer

“Lori Hope’s masterful storytelling and clear explanations are invaluable for cancer survivors, helping you understand (and forgive) others’ hurtful words and actions, and encouraging you to direct family and friends to responses that help. This book is a gift for caregivers and everyone who knows someone who is going through illness, helping you understand what helps or hurts (and why), but most important of all, showing you how to listen and care in healing ways.”
-Wendy S. Harpham, MD, author of Happiness in a Storm and Diagnosis: Cancer

“If the family and/or friends, co-workers, and/or employers of a one of my fellow cancer survivors may well be simpering while speaking to me thus, ‘I would visit him or her with cancer, but I just cannot and I simply sill not because I just do not know what to say,’ then I would simply, privately, and quietly recommend that they read this text!”
– Josh Grossman, M.D., FACP, Colonel (r), U.S. Army Medical Corps

“Filled with warmth, humor, compassion and love, Lori Hope guides us through her own experience with cancer and those of the individuals she interviewed. The advice, comments and suggestions contained within Help Me Live are meaningful and valuable to cancer patients, their families, friends, caregivers, physicians, and therapists as well as any compassionate individual living in a society with other human beings. Lori’s hopeful and melodic voice sings throughout.”
-Jo Ellen Lezotte, The Cancer League, Inc. Past President

“Every family touched by cancer should read this book. Too often, people who have cancer are seen more as bearers of the disease than as who they actually are. That can leave them feeling isolated, hurt, and angry. Lori Hope’s Help Me Live addresses this phenomenon with suggestions that are wise, clear, effective, and compassionate to all concerned.”
-Jeff Kane, MD, Sierra Nevada Cancer Center, author of How to Heal: A Guide for Caregivers

Help Me Live is a deeply moving exploration of the complex range of emotions that arise in the face of illness. Both patients and caregivers can enter into their roles with greater acceptance and love from reading the experiences and interviews by Lori Hope. Lori’s lists of ways to act, words to say give us the confidence to enter these sensitive arenas of vulnerability and fear with greater knowledge, consciousness and confidence.”
-Susan Halpern, MSW, author of The Etiquette of Illness

“When people we love have cancer, we want to help them, but may not know how. Help Me Live puts you in direct contact with the true experts people who have been through it and offers you the opportunity to learn to support a cancer patient with compassion and intelligence. An insightful and very useful book.”
-Martin L. Rossman, MD, author of Fighting Cancer from Within

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