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Critical Praise

A poignant, wise love story.

—Kirkus Reviews

A story of love, courage, and determination in the midst of a fatal prospect.

—Capt. Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 Astronaut & Sixth Man to Walk on the Moon

Spencer-Wendel writes with courage and strength. . . . Her life will sadly be cut short, but in writing her story, she shows her family and friends how to go on, choosing happiness and love over fear.

—Publishers Weekly

This heartbreaking and heartwarming good-bye will make you laugh as much as it makes you cry. Susan Spencer-Wendel’s determination to find the joy in life after having been dealt the ALS card is both inspirational and enlightening.

—Cokie Roberts, New York Times bestselling author of We Are Our Mothers’ Daughters

Susan Spencer-Wendel had to face the question, ‘What would you do if you had a year to live?’ This profound, tender, and often funny account of her experiences will remind readers of what really matters most: love.

—Gretchen Rubin, New York Times-bestselling author of The Happiness Project