It’s Always Something

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It’s Always Something by Gilda Radner was a strange book to read because I knew how it had to end: the heroine dies. Despite this unavoidable historical fact, Radner’s book captures the moments of fear, dread, and confusion as she goes through the process of illness, diagnosis, and treatment of the ovarian cancer that would claim her life. What’s a truly amazing feat is that she describes all this with a brutally candid and honest no-nonsense tone of voice, and manages to find real humor in it. There were times when I was reading with a big grin on my face, and others when I had to fight the tears threatening to fall. A deeply affecting read, and testament to the author’s stubborn spirit and vitality. It’s Always Something is a book you won’t regret reading. I’m glad I finally did.

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