A Special Project by Dreamspinner Press ManLoveRomance Press Edited by Kris Jacen How much impact can someone have on your life if you ve never met them face to face In this electronic age of E mails, electronic publishing, and social networks, quite a lot Through his emails, stories and blog, author Patric Michael has touched numerous hearts, minds and lives froA Special Project by Dreamspinner Press ManLoveRomance Press Edited by Kris Jacen How much impact can someone have on your life if you ve never met them face to face In this electronic age of E mails, electronic publishing, and social networks, quite a lot Through his emails, stories and blog, author Patric Michael has touched numerous hearts, minds and lives from the start of his career and further as he now takes us along on his journey to battle cancer Along the way, Patric shows us a side of life that not many truly see how we are all a part of something larger than just ourselves, and how we are each touched by others for the betterment of all.Now, those that have been touched by Patric and his words have joined together to give something back, to him and to us all through something he values highly words In this compilation, short stories, poems, and anecdotes combined with excerpts from Patric s blog and a few entertaining, educational group posts reveal, and celebrate, the man who has touched so many hearts and minds.This collection is a gift from all our hearts to celebrate Patric and give strength and a little levity to others The price reflects this no one is receiving royalties or payment from the sales Use it to celebrate life, celebrate words, and possibly inspire someone who needs it.
Wishing on a Blue Star A Special Project by Dreamspinner Press ManLoveRomance Press Edited by Kris Jacen How much impact can someone have on your life if you ve never met them face to face In this electronic age of E mails
OverallThere is no way to rank this book, to judge it, to compare it to anything else. There are stories, some of them funny, some of them heart breaking (I'm looking at you Amy Lane). Between the stories (or perhaps the stories are in between) are blog posts following Patric Michael's experiences dealing with cancer and everything that goes with it. This is a longer book as far as books in this genre go, and it took me a while to get through, one because I struggle with anthologies anyway, two [...]
This review is just for Mary Calmes "Linchpin". Beautifully written and so poignant. It's heartbreaking but still somehow filled with hope.
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I don't think I can even begin to explain how much this book touched me. I hope all who read this book are as touched as I am.
don't read unless prepared to tear up.
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Just Being by Jamie SammsPatric Hates AIM by Jacqueline LichtenbergWhen Angels Fall by ZA MaxfieldSo If You‘re Sand, Not Rock by C. ZampaIn the Light by Lex ValentineTechnical Terms by Patric MichaelWith this Flower by Karenna ColcroftThe Silver Shard by Tame AdamsIs a Prostate Worth Finding? by Patric MichaelThe Lost Ones by Victor J. BanisMushrooms by Brian HollidayThe Mentor by Jambrea Jo JonesLinchpin by Mary CalmesStupid Human Sex Tricks by Patric MichaelDragonfly by Jan IrvingA Tale of T [...]
I don't think I have ever read a more touching book than this. It's a book that I simultaneously couldn't put down, and couldn't continue reading, but in the end I read it all in one sitting. I am not ashamed to admit that it reduced me to tears, and nearly so even more than that once. Past the typos and punctuation errors that are present not only in the blog entries, but also in the short stories, there is so much "real" ness that they seem to fade away. This was a very intense read, and defin [...]
I cried bucketsThis really left me an emotional mess. I loved seeing how each person interpreted there thoughts on the subject and found Patric's way of seeing the world. He didn't hide his anger or fears and also his joys. I didn't see this book as inspirational but as someone who never gave up and learned. I like how he questioned everything to understand what was going on, so many people just except Doctors as gods. I see people with education in medicine, other see them as the answer and exc [...]
it isn`t easy to rate this book. The stories are all thoughtful and touching and I liked them very much.But the story that is told by the blog entries something special. I am working in oncology for ages, with children and grown-up patients and always tried to be as good and understanding a doctor as Patric`s Doc is,I know how importantit is to take the patient seriously. And I really never knew how much the Fatigue is impairing in the day to day live.I will give the book to friends of mine to r [...]
I *wish* that I had found and read this book sooner, as unfortunately Mr. Michael died last month. I also wish that I could explain how much this compilation touched me. The stories and tributes were beautiful, but Patric's blog entries were my undoing. He made me laugh, cry and alternately want to cheer for/rage at the various people in his life. I will try my best not to look away Mr. Michael, and always share a smile.The bleakness that his absence will bring will surely be far exceeded by shi [...]
I don't want to assign stars here -- the work should be beyond rating, because it's a true journey that Patric Michael allowed us to take with him, and it's painful, uplifting, and his. Punctuated with stories from other authors, this is a good reminder of our humanity and fragility,and it's still making me cry to think about, days later, but in a good way.
i read a few short stories before school (i couldn't sleep) and i was crying. really crying with like snot and everythingt a good way to start a school day (you know how that kind of crying can give you headaches?) ~sigh~ so terribly sadill in process of reading though its a great read
There just are not any words for how this book touched me.
Simply the most powerful collection I have ever read. I cried myself stupid, I admit it. An absolute must read.
I really enjoyed reading Patric's blog posts. I've always liked biographies, so personal stories captivate me. What a journey of strength.
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I was impressed with this outpouring of words in memory of Patric Michael. My favorite selection is "So If You're Sand, Not Rock". I cry every time I read it.
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