In Gratitude

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I absolutely loved Diski’s Skating to Antarctica, so was interested in her memoir of dealing with her life-ending cancer, mostly because the first section details how Doris Lessing took her in as a teenager and maintained a relationship with her for the next fifty years. Unfortunately, there’s not enough Lessing to pull this book through; too much cancer treatment stuff, at least for someone who’s not dealing with it at the moment. Maybe if my circumstances were different, it’d be great to get the writer’s perspective of chemo and pills and exhaustion and slow decline.