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What We Have Read Amy Boesky S Blogs And View Other Content On The Penguin Community.The Stirring True Story Of A Woman Who Chose Fearlessness In The Face Of A Fatal Family Legacy And Discovered The Pleasure Of Living Each Moment To Its Fullest At Thirty Two, Amy Boesky Thought She Had It All Figured Out A Wonderful New Man In Her Life, A Great Job, And The Nearly Perfect Home For Once, She Was Almost Able To Shake The Terrible Fear That Had Gripped Her For As Long As She Could Remember Women In Her Family Had Always Died Young From Cancer And She And Her Sisters Had Grown Up In Time S Shadow It Colored Every Choice They Made And Was Beginning To Come To A Head Now That Each Of Them Approached Thirty Five The Deadline Their Doctors Prescribed For Having Preventive Surgery With The Hope They Could Thwart Their Family S Medical Curse But Amy Didn T Want To Dwell On That Now She Wanted To Plan For A New Baby, Live Her Life And With The Appreciation For Life S Smallest Pleasures, She Did Just That In What We Have, Amy Shares A Deeply Transformative Year In Her Family S Life And Invites Readers To Join In Their Joy, Laughter, And Grief In A True Story As Compelling As The Best In Women S Fiction, Written With The Sagacity Of Joan Didion And The Elegance Of Amy Bloom, Amy Boesky S Journey Celebrates The Promise Of A Full Life, Even In The Face Of Uncertainty.

10 thoughts on “What We Have

  1. says:

    Cancer.It s an ugly word, and an even uglier reality.Nobody likes to think about it, but for some people, like Amy Boesky, it is never far from their thoughts Amy, her two sisters, her mother, her aunt, her grandmother all of the female members of her family lived in fear of cancer, and with good reason Most of them lost their battles with ovarian cancer in their early 40 s They always knew it was just a matter of time before another one of them would be diagnosed with it, too.What We Have i Cancer.It s an ugly word, and an even uglier reality.Nobody likes to think about it, but for some people, like Amy Boesky, it is never far from their thoughts Amy, her two sisters, her mother, her aunt, her grandmother all of the female members of her family lived in fear of cancer, and with good reason Most of them lost their battles with ovarian cancer in their early 40 s They always knew it was just a matter of...

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    From my book review blog, Rundpinne 4.5 stars Beautifully written with a mix of heartbreak and joy, What We Have by Amy Boesky is a deeply moving memoir of family dynamics Amy Boesky tells her story as a daughter, a wife, a sister, a mother and of course as herself, a type A minus personality, whose life has been structured with special focus on time, considering the women in her family rarely live past the age of fifty While not a memoir of ovarian cancer, the very essence of who Amy is From my book review blog, Rundpinne 4.5 stars Beautifully written with a mix of heartbreak and joy, What We Have by Amy Boesky is a deeply moving memoir of family dynamics Amy Boesky tells her story as a daughter, a wife, a sister, a mother and of course as herself, a type A minus personality, whose life has been structured with special focus on time, considering the women in her family rarely liv...

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    Have you ever plucked a book off your shelf to read, not really expectingthan a good story only, you find so muchthan you anticipated I am sure we all have to some degree Whether it be an even richer reading experience, a connection made with a character, a lesson learned, or something else entirely It was that way for me and Amy Boesky s memoir, What We Have.It is difficult for me to be objective about this book because it spoke to me on a personal level And when Lisa of TLC Bo Have you ever plucked a book off your shelf to read, not really expectingthan a good story only, you find so muchthan you anticipated I am sure we all have to some degree Whether it be an even richer reading experience, a connection made with a character, a lesson learned, or something else entirely It was that way for me and Amy Boesky s memoir, What We Have.It is difficult for me to be objective about this book because it spoke to me on a personal level And when Lisa of TLC Book Tours pitched the book to me, I think she knew it would, although perhaps not in quite the way she thought I hadn t been so sure I didn t think I was in the right place for a book like this, but I couldn t have beenwrong.Ovarian cancer runs in Amy s family, cutting short the life of many of the women in her family With their their history of cancer always looming over them, Amy and her sisters knew they didn t have much time and so tried to pack a lifetime in as soon as the...

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway I wasn t sure what to expect, however, I wasn t disappointed Amy Boesky and her family are inspirational The decisions the family had to make were heart wrenching Terminal illness, no matter what type, affects families in different ways Boesky s family handled her mother s illness with dignity and grace The fact that the illness was genetically based made thisinteresting in that Any and her sisters could actually have a test to determine if the I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway I wasn t sure what to expect, however, I wasn t disappointed Amy Boesky and her family are inspira...

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    In deep conversations with female friends over the years, I have found that one of our number one fears especially after becoming mothers ourselves is dying of cancer Every lump we haveevery twinge we feel could certainly be the beginnings of cancer We tend to live our lives waiting for our turn at cancer to come When someone we love is diagnosed, our heart feels so much pain for them, but we cannot help but ask ourselves internally, What if it happens to me So, it was with a similar In deep conversations with female friends over the years, I have found that one of our number one fears especially after becoming mothers ourselves is dying of cancer Every lump we haveevery twinge we feel could certainly be the beginnings of cancer We tend to live our lives waiting for our turn at cancer to come When someone we love is diagnosed, our heart feels so much pain for them, but we cannot help but ask ourselves internally, What if it happens to me So, it was with a similar fear and trepidation that I cracked the cover of this book As much as the subject matter was not lighthearted and joyful, I really appreciated the journey the author took me on as she lived with the constant presence of the possibility of genetic cancer Despi...

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    What We Have, a memoir by Amy Boesky is revealing look at the life of a woman, wife, mother, daughter, sister, and English Professor A courageous woman born into a family where all of the women except one died of ovarian cancer by their mid forties Amy is determined to live her life and fulfill her dreams, of getting married and having two children by the age of thirty five She has decided to undergo voluntary surgery to have her ovaries removed when she turned thirty five, the age when the What We Have, a memoir b...

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    One woman s story of her family s inherited cancer gene I thought the first half of the book was very slow as she talks about meeting her husband and getting her first job and moving to a new city The second half deals with her mother s sickness and death and wasmoving However it wasn t until the very end that she talked about her decision to remove her ovaries and breasts as prophylatic measure and her struggle with whether or not to be tested for the BRAC 1 gene Since this was the wh One woman s story of her family s inherited cancer gene I thought the first half of the book...

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    Disclosure I received this book free from Goodreads Giveaways.Certainly there were parts that were not much better than your typical run of the mill mommy memoirI suppose I expectedof the author since she s a British literature scholar and professor Of course, diseases are interesting to me, though I won the book from Goodreads, which is exciting enough to me as an avid reader and a bit of a book hoarder I definitely would not have bought the book I possibly may have checked it Disclosure I received this book free from Goodreads Giveawa...

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    I read this book for Cancer Genetics class for grad school I didn t think the conclusions that Boesky arrived upon were unique or particularly deep She included lots of mundane details of her life Learning about her education in the history of timepieces was interesting at first, but I qui...

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    This is a story about a woman who grew up in a household in which all of the past generations of women on her maternal side have dies early due to cancer Amy has always known that she was a high risk for ovarian cancer and had a plan t...

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