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Changing normal: how I helped my husband beat cancer

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New York : Gallery Books, 2016.
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x, 242 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
616.99406 H515 2016
616.99406 H515 2016
616.99406 H515 2016


New York Times bestselling author, memory expert, radio host, and beloved actor Marilu Henner delivers an intimate account of how she and her husband stood together in the face of cancer and triumphed—without chemotherapy or radiation.
Marilu Henner was moving on with her life after a divorce when her old college classmate Michael Brown, whom she had not seen in over twenty years, called her out of nowhere. Within days of their first meeting in 2003, they were planning a life together, and soon they were inseparable as Michael became ever more integrated into Marilu's family. But after only months they were thrown the ultimate curveball: Michael was diagnosed with bladder cancer, and then lung cancer.

Marilu refused to lose the love of her life so easily. With the knowledge she had gained on her own health journey, chronicled in several of her bestselling books, Marilu set about finding a path for Michael that would use the best of Eastern and Western medicine to beat his cancers and return Michael to optimal health. Michael eschewed most traditional treatments and with Marilu's help—aided by knowledgeable and sympathetic doctors—he forged his own path.

In this moving and informative book, Marilu tells the story of their fast-paced romance and how this contrasted with the day-to-day battle for Michael's life. Michael tells the story from his point of view: the search for the cause of his cancer, the mental anguish he felt as he realized how responsible he was for his condition, the physical and mental hardships that he had to overcome, and the triumph of love that made it all worthwhile.

Not a "how-to" book in the traditional sense, Changing Normal is a book of empowerment, a call for all those facing similar challenges to take responsibility for their lives, to search for the causes of their illness and address them directly. Written with an engaging voice, a sense of humor, and life-changing wisdom, Changing Normal is a personal and touching look at how Marilu and Michael faced down a cancer diagnosis and came out the other side happier, healthier, and more in love than ever.

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First Gallery Books hardcover edition.


Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-238).

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APA Citation (style guide)

Henner, M., & Brown, M. (2016). Changing normal: how I helped my husband beat cancer. First Gallery Books hardcover edition. New York, Gallery Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Henner, Marilu and Michael, Brown. 2016. Changing Normal: How I Helped My Husband Beat Cancer. New York, Gallery Books.

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Henner, Marilu and Michael, Brown, Changing Normal: How I Helped My Husband Beat Cancer. New York, Gallery Books, 2016.

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Henner, Marilu, and Michael Brown. Changing Normal: How I Helped My Husband Beat Cancer. First Gallery Books hardcover edition. New York, Gallery Books, 2016.

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