128 Days and Counting: A 28-Year-Old Caregiver’s Memoir by Honore Nolting is a heartrenching memoir. It tells us about Honore a 28 year old woman who suddenly becomes a caregiver, and her 30 year old husband, Tom, who is diagnosed with late stage-three cancer.
This book will make you afraid for Tom, it will make you laugh a little, it will make you cry. This book will inspire you to see the good and remember how precious life is. There are nuggets of wisdom in this book. It will show you what is like to be a caregiver, and if you are one, it will show you that you aren’t alone and others can relate to your emotions.
I really enjoyed the format many of the chapters had. Each one started with a part of their life together followed by a writing that Honore had shared with her friends and family. This writing told them what was happening with Tom in regards to how he was dealing with treatment and progressing throughout the day.
I enjoyed this book, despite the topic of cancer, it showed us we can be positive in the face of the impossible. The author was vulnerable in that she tells us exactly how she felt even in the most difficult of times. I can’t recommend this book enough. Honore thank you for sharing your journey.
I would like to thank the author for providing me with a review copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review of it.