Book #12: Until I Say Good-Bye (Goal 50)


Until I Say Good-Bye

By: Susan Spencer-Wendel

After I had finished Crash on my nook I thought man is this convenient to only have my nook to carry around and read my book so I decided to start another one on my nook. This book I had purchased awhile ago after I had read a review either in the paper or in a magazine. This book is about a woman’s journey with her family as ALS takes over her body. It is so amazing to me how one can loose function of their body but their mental state be still so sharp. As Susan was getting weaker and losing functions that she was so used to doing on her own she turned to her friends and family. I found this book to be very inspiring and I really loved the way she lived her life and wanted her husband and children to have these great memories with her as she lives out the remainder of her life. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to others.

Amazon Summary:

Susan Spencer-Wendel’s Until I Say Good-Bye: My Year of Living with Joy is a moving and inspirational memoir by a woman who makes the most of her final days after discovering she has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

After Spencer-Wendel, a celebrated journalist at the Palm Beach Post, learns of her diagnosis of ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, she embarks on several adventures, traveling toseveral countries and sharing special experiences with loved ones. One trip takes Spencer-Wendel and her fourteen-year-old daughter, Marina, to New York City’s Kleinfeld’s Bridal to shop for Marina’s future wedding dress—an occasion that Susan knows she will never see.

Co-written with Bret Witter, Until I Say Good-Bye is Spencer-Wendel’s account of living a full life with humor, courage, and love, but also accepting death with grace and dignity. It’s a celebration of life, a look into the face of death, and the effort we must make to show the people that we love and care about how very much they mean to us.


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1 Comment

  1. I’ve read about this book and it sounded so incredibly sad. I have a hard time reading books like this. I find myself crying for days. “The Lovely Bones”, for instance…

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