That’s Just the Way Life Is… A Memoir
By Leslie Compton
That’s Just the Way Life Is… details the journey my father and I traveled as he battled prostate cancer while weaving through memories of happier times. The physical, emotional and medical situations we encountered are explored in detail. This memoir was written for those who have lost a loved one, those who are caregivers and those who are training to be caregivers.
At the conclusion are discussion suggestions to be used in a group situation to prepare them for their journey ahead.
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…a fine piece of writing, honest, unflinching,…impressive work.”
— Peter Gibb, author of King OF Doubt (a memoir), teacher, lecturer on memoir writing and mindfulness.
“This is a book not everyone will want to read…but everyone should… profound and moving, wonderfully well written.” — Olivia Taylor-Young, FORMER Public Relations Director / Hospice Public Information Officer, San Jose, CA
retired newspaper / magazine columnist, U of Oregon Osher LifeLong Learning Institute
“It is well written, a very honest telling of your experience with your father’s dying. The questions at the end are …helpful and should generate valuable reflection.” — Fred Grewe, Clergyman, Hospice at Providence Medical Facility, Medford, Oregon