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  • ISBN 0606204490
  • ISBN13 978-0606204491
  • Language English
  • Author Ruth Picardie
  • Publisher Demco Media (February 1, 2002)
  • Formats lrf lrf lit lrf
  • Category Biography
  • Size ePub 1597 kb
  • Size Fb2 1749 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 274

Newspaper columns, letters to her twins, emails from readers, and recollections by her husband and sister reveal the thoughts, experiences, and emotions of journalist Ruth Picardie the year before she died of breast cancer.

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Before I Say Goodbye juxtaposes these columns with correspondence from readers, e-mails to her friends, letters to.Ruth Picardie was only thirty-three when she died, a month after her twins' second birthday and just under a year after she was first diagnosed with breast cancer

Before I Say Goodbye juxtaposes these columns with correspondence from readers, e-mails to her friends, letters to her children, and reflections by her husband and her sister. The result is a courageous and moving book, entirely devoid of self-pity, that celebrates the triumph of a brave and wonderful woman's spirit. An international bestseller in England, Picardie's sobering yet ultimately life-affirming book is destined to become a classic. Ruth Picardie was only thirty-three when she died, a month after her twins' second birthday and just under a year after she was first diagnosed with breast cancer. For Ruth, a journalist, it seemed natural to write about her illness.

For Ruth, a journalist, it seemed natural to write about her illness.

Bibliographic Details. Title: Before I Say Goodbye: Recollections and. Publisher: Henry Holt And Company. Publication Date: 2000. Book Condition: Good. Visit Seller's Storefront. Standard shipping can on occasion take up to 30 days for delivery. List this Seller's Books.

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Find nearly any book by Ruth Picardie. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. Before I Say Goodbye: Recollections and Observations from One Woman's Final Year: ISBN 9780606204491 (978-0-606-20449-1) Softcover, Demco Media, 2002. Es wird mir fehlen, das Leben.

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I ordered this book in very good condition , but it was even better than that. A nearly new book in my hands in 2 days. As for the book itself - a very honest and personal account of living with- and dying of cancer . Not a written autobiography but compiled emails between friends and family - a snapshot of a young woman's hopes and fears. Best line I've read in any book " who needs eternity if you can get 5 more years ? " . Well worth the shipping price for an afternoon read .
Mr_KiLLaURa
Refreshingly candid and honest!
Ahieones
sad and funny- a very smart and witty woman bravely facing her own death.
Rrd
First of all, I don't understand why so many people believe books should be "life changing". I'm saying this because, when reading the previous reviews about this book, quite a few people have mentioned that they expected this book to be life changing: and it wasn't. Why do all things written by cancer patients & such have to be life changing? That's one question. And why do the things they say have to be relevant to everyone? That's another question.
Ruth Picardie was a person with her ups & downs, her good qualities & her bad qualities. One thing that should be immediately noted is that she never intended for a book to be made out of her emailing with friends. Or maybe she thought she had more time, which would enable her to continue writing her columns & make a book out of them eventually. Sadly, her illness caught up with her. So "Before I say goodbye" is just a collection of personal emails, letters from Observer readers, & her 4-5 columns for the Observer. The columns are definitely the best writing in the book, & that's how it should be, since it's the only writing intended for publication.
For some reason, I was more touched by the emailing, maybe because the ordinarity of the messages showed me (as if I didn't know...) that commonplace things happen to people with cancer, even as they do to you & me. If you turn that around, it also means that cancer happens to commonplace people, again like you & me!! Obviouus, isn't it? But denial is a very strong force, & it's so natural to believe things like this cannot happen to you. If for nothing else, then just for this, "Before I say goodbye" is very chilling & terrifying. I for one read it in one sitting, yesterday night, & ended up finding it difficult to sleep afterwards...But on the other hand, this book also gave me a sense of perspective about my life & its problems.
Another thing I should mention is that there's an interesting afterword by Ruth Picardie's husband, which gives a much fuller picture about the family & the way they all dealt with Ruth's condition. During the course of the book, lots of questions are left unanswered, which is natural since the book, as I said, is not really a book, but a collection of different pieces of writing. So Matt's writing puts everything into place. It's also a truthful & painful piece of writing.
If you're generally interested in this subject-matter, John Diamond's "C: Because cowards get cancer too" is on the top of the list, & also "Dancing at the edge of life" by Gale Warner. These are much more complete books. It's very sad that Ruth's writing never had the chance of developing into a real book. Time was cruelly stolen from her & from her family.
Gann
This book was heart-breaking. Not in the outright sad way that you would expect. The pain sneaked up on you like a sunburn. One minute your laughing - truly feeling the warmth Ruth Picardie has for her family and life, the next minute you feel the sting of a tear burning in your eyes.

It's unlike any memoir I've read. In that, it is not written to you, the reader. It is a series of notes, letters, email and various correspondence between Ruth Picardie and her family/friends during her fatal battle with breast cancer. You can feel the life leaving her, the illness taking over, the breath she cannot catch.

And it breaks your heart.
Malanim
I was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor, Grade IV, and given a prognosis that was not exceptionally good. This book helped me put my feelings and emotions into perspective and better understanding, and it has helped family members who have read the book do the same. I enjoyed the book so much that I have ordered an extra copy to give to my Neurosurgeon in the hopes that he will find it worthy of having residents and medical students do required reading of it, in the hopes that they too can benefit from the patient's perspective. An excellent book of great value, but not an easy read for those diagnosed, or their families, with life threatening illness and disease.
Kipabi
A short and quickly read book, and perhaps not one which you could cope with at all stages in your life, this is the brief account (kind of parallels the brief life) of the last year of life of a 32 year old London journalist who discovers she has cancer - and the news rapidly gets worse and worse. A collection of her emails (sent and received), some pieces she wrote for the newspaper, and text from her husband, this really tells it how it is (or was) for them. Few euphemisms, and the heart-breaking fact for any parent reading the book that she left behind her twin children (conceived through IVF), who celebrated their 2nd birthday just a few weeks before her death. Good for gaining a basic understanding of what she went through and some empathy for any friends or family you may want to support at such times in the future.
I've had this book on my bookshelf for at least 6 months before I decided to finally read it; I'm just wondering what took me so long, now that I have!

Ruth Picardie was a Journalist writing for the Observer in London, who discovered that she had breast cancer and decided to share her story with her readers. She received a lot of touching and encouraging letters and emails from the public which are published in the book. Emails she wrote to and received from her friends are also contained. Ruth had a very humorous way of dealing with her situation and I did find myself laughing out loud a few times, even though I knew how the story was going to end. Her husband wrote the last chapter of the book, explaining how he felt during her illness, the change their relationship went through and finally Ruth's last hours. If I was laughing a hundred pages back I now couldn't help but cry for this very gifted and courageous Journalist, Woman, Mother and Wife.