In this gem of a book, Alice Hoffman acknowledges the sorrows of life, while reminding us of its joys. Survival Lessons is filled with love, insight, and lots of practical advice--including a crazy-good brownie recipe. I'll be sharing this book widely, but keeping one copy permanently on my nightstand for all the times I'll need its wisdom and warmth.
Will Schwalbe, author of The End of Your Life Book Club
Full of smart intentions and kind reminders . . . Uplifting advice we ll gladly take. Better Homes & Gardens
Very warm, humble, sometimes funny, infused with a spirit of optimism. The Jewish Week
The book is not about her breast cancer per se but about making choices (each chapter is titled Choose ) that will improve readers lives and relationships and remind them 'of the beauty of life.' More than cancer sufferers will be glad they picked up this tiny gem.
Library Journal It may be short, but it's powerful. An absolutely beautiful book. Sue Monk Kidd Heartening.
Kirkus Reviews Writing with sparkling directness, warmth, humor, and long-steeped wisdom, Hoffman has created a companionable and genuinely useful book for times of crisis. Small, intimate, and lovely . . . Hoffman s storytelling artistry enlivens each intimate, thoughtfully distilled, charming, and nurturing lesson in living.