Hope's essay, originally published as a "My Turn" in Newsweek magazine in 2002, is included in this textbook as an example of how to write analytical essays.
Lori gives an overview of the book:
I didn't know that my essay, which Newsweek published years earlier, was included in a textbook until I googled myself. The magazine had bought the rights to the essay, so it was not obligated to notify me; it just goes to show that it's a good idea to explore cyberspace every so often, just to see how your work is being used or cited.
Even though I am a 20-year survivor, I needed to be reminded about what people in the throes of cancer need, and Lori Hope’s book is perfect.
Hope wrote the book after her...
I read Hope's book, Help Me Live, as though I had a loving sister on my shoulder, murmuring in my ear that what I have to offer is enough: Just slow down, listen and be kind. Hope draws from her experiences...