Twelve Months by Steven Manchester
Twelve Months by Steven Manchester follows Don DiMarco who has it good – a loving family and a very enjoyable life. He thought he had it all until he finds out that he has stage IV colon cancer. Faced with the life changing news, he has two options – he can throw in the towel and give up on life or he can life his last year to the fullest. He decides to go with the latter. With his loving family by his side, he embarks on living his last twelve months to the fullest. He goes on adventures both internally and externally, learns to forgive, makes up for lost time, does things he has always wanted to do, but most importantly, he grows.
I absolutely adored Twelve Months by Steven Manchester. It is very rare that a book can solicit so many emotions in one reading, but I truly felt them all. At some points I was devastated right along with Don, then prideful, then loving, then laughing hysterically. This book is good – real good, which is quite a feat because the market is filled with “bucket list” type books. Like those before it, this book is similar in a sense, yet so incredibly different that it will knock your socks off. As a reader, you get to watch Don grow more in a year than most do in their entire lives. Overall, a fantastic book that will make you think twice about your own life and sweating the small stuff. Definitely a MUST-READ! But, make sure you have some tissues handy.