REVIEWED BY VICK BOUGHTON
Anything but a downer, this cancer memoir is made up of funny, appealing stories about the writer's family. Her father, George, in particular, will steal your heart. Not long after Corrigan, a mother of two, is diagnosed at 36 with late stage breast cancer, George, a.k.a. Greenie, learns he has bladder cancer. But this relentlessly upbeat, kind man, a former lacrosse player and retired ad salesman, insists that as long as he can still help coach high school lacrosse, he'll be just fine.
Corrigan's book is as much a coming-of-age story as a chronicle of her illness, which she handles with insight and humor. Without making light of her ordeal, she gives us the sense that, with Greenie on her team, she'll be just fine, too.