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When Life Gives You Pears

When Life Gives You Pears by Jeannie Gaffigan is one of the most unusual books I have ever read. It is the true life story of one woman's battle against a brain tumor. It is also hilarious.

Gaffigan is a talented comedy writer, and it shows in this unique work. In the darkest of situations, the author can find hope and humor. Therefore, rather than being depressing and frightening, the book is laugh-out-loud funny.

Gaffigan's observations about life, sickness, marriage, and parenthood are insightful and heartfelt. She invokes faith often and effortlessly, weaving spirituality into her amazing tale of human resilience and supernatural support.

The book is ideal for those battling tough illnesses and the heroic individuals who care for them. A dire medical diagnosis is somehow less scary, with Gaffigan pointing out the absurdities of medical paperwork and its endless stream of questions.

Definitely one of the best books I've read this year, When Life Gives You Pears can give you a whole new perspective on living--especially through troubling times.

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