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A book for men (and their partners) offering insight and practical advice to help partners living with breast cancer.
A book for men (and their partners) offering insight and practical advice to help partners living with breast cancer.
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On November 3, 2011, I received a phone call from my wife's GP advising that she had breast cancer. The ensuing months brought bewilderment, fear, and anger. I immediately struggled to find a way to express what was happening to our family. I began to write.

First, to a tribe of family and friends scattered across the globe.

Then, a blog ‘Riding Shotgun’ on facingcancer.ca.

Then my blog ridingshotgun.squarespace.com

Finally, this book.

Why write? What was my motivation? The first driver was cathartic. I am a storyteller. The second driver revolved around hope.

For all of the kind words offered, caregivers have a tough row to hoe. Riding shotgun on the cancer coach, while preferable to sitting in the driver's seat, is no easy feat for anyone. Perhaps sharing my experiences will help someone else.

This book is intended to help men find their way through the bewildering world of breast cancer and its dramatic impact on their wives, girlfriends, sisters, mothers, cousins, aunts - well, you get the point.

Risks and challenges

The only challenge I foresee is failing to secure the funding required to publish this book in both print and digital form. The final draft is complete and while it requires additional editing it is pretty near ready to go.

One more challenge might be to convince male caregivers that they actually need some perspective, insight and advice. We can be pretty stubborn and to pick up this book will require some degree of vulnerability and acceptance.

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