Survival Lessons

Alice Hoffman
Star Rating
Reviewer's Rating
Feb 18, 2018

Alice Hoffman's Survival Lessons is a tiny, beautiful gem. While I have eagerly devoured all of Hoffman's fiction, I was not aware that she had written a non-fiction book or that she had survived a life-threatening illness. 

Survival Lessons details Hoffman's journey through cancer in the form of life advice. Eighty-three pages long, all the short chapters have the word "choose" in their titles: Choose Your Heroes, Choose to Enjoy Yourself, Choose your Friends, etc. Often displayed in waiting rooms for Oncology patients, Hoffman's book offers so much more than just survival lessons; it offers advice for living in the moment. Each word in this guide is chosen and delivered on the page with a light, lyrical touch. A touch only Hoffman can deliver.


Reviewed by Cheryl M.
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