A significant addition to the autobiographical writings of American women. Anyone interested in women, the South, illness, friendship, or glamorous lives will find this volume well worth their while.
Author, The Wind Done Gone and Pushkin and the Queen of Spades
This powerfully written book proves that love, optimism, guts, grace, family and friends can come together to meet any challenge. A heroic radiance shines out of the pages and becomes a long-remembered blessing.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Author, Life's Little Instruction Book
Sigourney's opennes and honesty describing her journey with life-threatening cancer inspires all of us - friends, families, physicians, nurses, and patients. By the intentional use of journaling, cyberspace, hugs and prayer, she strenghtens her community to walk with her step by step.
Roy O. Elam, MD, Medical Director, Vanderbilt Center for Integrative Health, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
It happens with unbearable frequency: someone you know, someone you love has cancer. Most often, you react based on hesitation – not quite knowing how to respond; what to say; how to help. In Patient Siggy: Hope and Healing in Cyberspace, Sigourney Cheek, with outstretched arms, invites you into her heart wrenching, powerful and direct encounter with cancer. Accept her invitation to learn to cope with serious illness. You will be uplifted by her story while discovering how to reach out when serious disease strikes someone close.
Beth Seigenthaler Courtney
Chariman / CEO Seigenthaler Public Relations
It is a clich&eaccute; to say that we don't know how we will respond to a diagnosis of cancer, but I now know how I hope I would respond: just like Sigourney Cheek. Rather than be consumed by self-pity, she has chosen to live life to the fullest by surrounding herself with friends and family and by rejoicing in their love and support.
John S. Sergent, MD
Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt Medical School
The chief use of illness is to remind us of the linchpins of life: the love of family, the blessings of community, the comfort of prayer, the beauty of place. Sigourney Cheek has used her reminder well, and responded with more than just a whisper of grace.
Author, Classical Nashville and the Plan of Nashville
I love Sigourney's spirit and her ability to communicate that spirit through words. In this memoir she takes us to the waters of healing in a cyberspace oddyssey. Then she lures us to go deeper into those waters through reflections as she sorts out life and death. Through it all she reminds us the water is good and brings us to the essence of our creation. This book is a gift.
Author, Hither & Yon: A Travel Guide for the Spiritual Journey and Sanctuary: Unexpected Places Where God Found Me
While the book is about Sigourney's fight against cancer, it is also a universal story about rediscovering what is most important in life and the healing nature of meaningful interaction.
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