Book Review | Healing With Words
Author: Diana Raab
Cancer is something that I think has touched most people in one way or another. I have had an uncle who died of brain cancer, an aunt and father-in-law who died of cancer and two aunts who have battled, and beat, breast cancer. Because it has touched me in so many different ways, I was interested in reading Healing With Words, A Writer’s Cancer Journey by Diana M. Rabb.
I found Rabb’s book to be both touching inspirational. She outlines her experience in discovering her had cancer and how her cancer was treated and the reconstructive surgery she also had. I was touched by how she candidly wrote about her experiences and how strong her writing style truly is – her tone was very conversational and I felt almost as though a friend was relaying her experiences to me. What I found inspirational was the way in which she included the concept of journaling about her experiences and included, throughout the book, topics that those who are dealing with cancer in some form could journal about how they were feeling. I also appreciated her Appendices about Writing for Wellness, Healing Pages and a glossary of cancer-related terminology.
I plan to keep this book. I hope that I will never find that I want to journal about an experience, or have a friend that could use it, but I think it is a great book to have in the event that something does happen. I’d recommend it to anyone who is interested in reading the story of someone who survived cancer (twice) or for anyone who is currently dealing with the disease.
*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*