Until I Say Good-Bye

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Harper Collins, Mar 12, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages

In June 2011, Susan Spencer-Wendel was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. It is a disease that systematically destroys the nerves that power muscles; Susan, forty-five years old and a mother of three, already walks with braces and is losing her ability to speak. Though Susan cannot stop the rapid decline of her body, she refuses to let her life stop before its time. Since her diagnosis, Susan has made sure that every day counts. She is more present than ever in her daily life, and ready to share her strength, determination and spirit.

Susan’s story began attracting interest when she published a piece in her local paper about a trip she took to see the northern lights following her diagnosis. But one of the most important adventures Susan planned took her to New York City with her fourteen-year-old daughter, Marina. Susan and Marina, both big fans of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress, visited Kleinfeld Bridal, where the two shared the experience of Marina’s search for the perfect dress for the wedding Susan will never see.

Until I Say Good-Bye is a truly magical story and so much more than one woman’s “bucket list.” It’s a celebration of life, a look into the face of death and an account of the effort we must make to show the people we love and care about how very much they mean to us.

 

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I loved this book right from the get go. I was first attracted to this book because of the title and subtitle of it - Until I Say Goodbye: My Year of Living with Joy. I was also attracted by the fact ... Read full review

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3.5 stars The author was in her 40s when she was diagnosed with ALS (aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease). ALS eats away at muscles until a person can no longer walk, talk, or do pretty much anything for ... Read full review

Contents

Kissing the Dolphin
The Clinic
Auroras
The Northern Lights
October
Together
A Gift to Myself
A Couple
Copyright

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Susan Spencer-Wendel was an award-winning journalist at the Palm Beach Post for twenty years. She holds a master's degree in journalism from the University of Florida, and has been honored for her work by the Society of Professional Journalists and the Florida Society of News Editors. She received a lifetime achievement award for her court reporting from the Florida Bar. She lives in West Palm Beach, Florida, with her family.

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