I have seen a lot of people die. This isn’t some machismo strutting but merely reflects the nature of being a doctor and of dealing with cancer. Emotional Americana has spawned countless tear-stained books in which celebrities share their experience of cancer; likewise, daytime TV constantly churns out real-life stories. One in Three is a different type of cancer book. It is calm, factual, beautifully written, intelligent and moving.
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