Three months in the making, the greatest book in the history of Jim Asbell has been published! OK, OK…true it’s the only book Jim Asbell has published, but let’s not get dragged down with all those details. It is without doubt, his best!
As you know I have been battling stage IV colon cancer for 14 months. In the process of writing this blog I have had a couple of oncology nurses ask me if they could share my blog with some of their patients, which delighted me. I have received numerous comments about my upbeat attitude, bravery, strength, blah, blah, blah.
While I sincerely appreciate those accolades, in my opinion I am not exceptionally brave or strong. The difference between me and many other patients with a similar diagnosis is that I have developed over the course of my life a thought process that enables me to fight my disease while still enjoying life. This past year has been a wonderful year for me, in spite of the impending doom. Life isn’t just about surviving the storm, but also learning to dance in the rain.
My goal in writing this book is to share this process with others, so that they too can maximize their happiness for the balance of their lives. The book is available on Amazon in both an e-book and paperback.
“I really, really liked it. I learned a whole lot about you, about me, and about wrestling with stage 4 cancer. I didn’t realize how your struggle with chronic disease has been such a big part of your life. I was moved by the other challenges thrown your way—regarding your family, your string of foster parents, your difficult first marriage. Your “tests” just kept coming and like Job you surely wanted to shout out at God, “Why ME?” and “Why me AGAIN?” and “Oh, no, not AGAIN!” But you showed me the good to be got in tossing such stuff in the Fuck Bucket. and wearing the cape that is woven with resiliency threads. You’re wise, but—first of all—very strong. I am going to learn to get better at wearing a cape of my own weaving…. I am by nature a worry-wort and a fretted. I am semi-pro at “What if’s.” I need a fuck it bucket. And, Jim, your book is beautifully written and fun to read. You have a great way of inserting humor into situations that don’t inspire it. It reads like a really well written book. It is a really well written book.” John McGean, Stage IV cancer survivor.
A portion of the book proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. If you read the book and find it helpful, please write a review on Amazon. Thank you!!!