Better: How I Let Go of Control, Held On to Hope, and Found by Amy Robach

By Amy Robach


“I have breast cancer.” [/b]When Good Morning America anchor Amy Robach published her surprising prognosis on dwell tv in November 2013, the pro information reporter launched into the main tough and illuminating trip of her existence. during this intimate memoir she retraces the 12 months following her statement and speaks candidly, for the 1st time, approximately how her affliction affected her kin lifestyles and her marriage, tapped into her inner most fears and strengths, and remodeled her in methods she by no means can have imagined.
in basic terms weeks previous, in September 2013, ABC manufacturers requested Robach to get an on-air mammogram to focus on Breast melanoma knowledge Month. Her first intuition used to be to assert no—there was once no background of melanoma in her kin, she used to be simply 40 years previous, and he or she felt unusual drawing cognizance to herself while she had no own connection to the difficulty. (She’d been aspiring to get her first mammogram that 12 months yet had with ease “lost” the prescription.) Her colleague Robin Roberts, herself a melanoma survivor, confident her to do it with one uncomplicated sentence: “I can pretty well warrantly it will keep a life.”
To Robach’s shock, the existence she stored used to be her personal: assessments printed malignant tumors in her breast, and he or she instantly underwent a bilateral mastectomy, through six months of chemotherapy treatments.
Better is greater than a narrative of disorder and restoration. Robach recounts the day she and her husband, Andrew Shue, received the poor information; the trouble of telling her younger daughters, and the demanding situations of continuing the typical tasks of parenting, nurturing a fledgling moment marriage, and handling a public profession. She lays naked the emotional toll of her event and mines her earlier for the numerous moments that gave her the resilience to stand on a daily basis. and he or she describes the great aid community that lifted her whilst she hit bottom.
With honesty, humility, and humor, Robach connects deeply with ladies similar to her who've struggled with any type of unexpected adversity. extra very important, she stocks precious knowledge in regards to the strength of the human spirit to undergo the worst—and locate the best way to better.

Advance compliment for Better
“By selflessly sharing the exceptional tale of her unforeseen trip with breast melanoma, Amy has given numerous others desire. Better is definitely the right identify for her attractive e-book. Sitting subsequent to her each morning at GMA, I’m blessed to adventure how my expensive colleague and buddy makes every thing and everybody better.”—Robin Roberts, co-anchor of Good Morning America

“Amy is hard as nails and tenderhearted. the best blend, no? i've got enjoyed her for years, yet by no means greater than while I watched her beat melanoma with such power and style. Her ebook is stuffed with wish and healing—for Amy, and for all of us.”—Hoda Kotb, co-host of Today
“[Robach’s] attractive new book, larger, is an exploration of her conflict with breast melanoma. What i admire approximately it's that she by no means claims to be fearless; she used to be petrified. . . . tremendous inspiring stuff, the type we want far more of in general.”—Meredith Rollins, editor in leader, Redbook

“With the superb history to Robach’s discovery of her illness, plus her inspirational tenacity in the course of her occupation, readers will most likely by no means leave out their annual mammogram back. For all sufferer wellbeing and fitness collections.”Library Journal

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