One of those books that re-establish your triviality againt the mammoth forces of nature.
A super-successful neurosurgeon goes about his business removing tumors and cancers from the bodies of his patients, some times coldly and, at other times, with a lot of emotion, only to find out one day that he himself is afflicted with the disease.
This highly poignant book takes the reader through the journey of how a common man "faces different stages of his illness with grace - not with bravado or a misguided faith that he would beat cancer - but with authenticity that allows him to grieve the loss of the future he had planned."
It becomes particularly emotional once the author's daughter is born.
Don't miss the epilogue.
4.25 on 5 for me.