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4. Anatomy of Hope by Jerome Groopman MD

This book was recommended by the women of my cancer support group. I am so very glad that I read this. Dr. Groopman explores the emotional states crucial to healing. He talks about how hope is what motivates patients to move through treatments in order to begin healing. Each person experiences this in a different way and Dr. Groopman has chosen several patients from his experience treating cancer to exemplify his ideas.

I am coming away from this book with a sense of empowerment and renewed hope. Dr. Groopman explains that hope is not always stalwart and inflappable. Hope waivers. Hope shows itself as a flicker, a flicker that your body can sense and build on. Hope allows us humanity. And I think that I really do have hope.

5/5 stars
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