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Better - How I Let Go of Control, Held on to Hope, and Found Joy in My Darkest Hour

Amy Robach

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • "An inspiring story of coming back from cancer and learning to cherish every moment."-People "I have breast cancer." When Good Morning America anchor Amy Robach revealed her shocking diagnosis on live television in November 2013, the seasoned news reporter embarked on the most difficult and illuminating journey of her life. In this intimate memoir she retraces the twelve months following her announcement and speaks candidly, for the first time, about how her illness affected her family life and her marriage, tapped into her deepest fears and strengths, and transformed her in ways she never could have imagined. Only weeks earlier, in September 2013, ABC producers asked Robach to get an on-air mammogram to highlight Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Her first instinct was to say no-there was no history of cancer in her family, she was only forty years old, and she felt strange drawing attention to herself when she had no personal connection to the issue. (She'd been meaning to get her first mammogram that year but had conveniently "lost" the prescription.) Her colleague Robin Roberts, herself a cancer survivor, convinced her to do it with one simple sentence: "I can pretty much guarantee it will save a life." To Robach's surprise, the life she saved was her own: Tests revealed malignant tumors in her breast, and she immediately underwent a bilateral mastectomy, followed by six months of chemotherapy treatments. Better is more than a story of illness and recovery. Robach recounts the day she and her husband, Andrew Shue, got the terrible news; the difficulty of telling her two young daughters, and the challenges of carrying on with the everyday duties of parenting, nurturing a fledgling second marriage, and managing a public career. She lays bare the emotional toll of her experience and mines her past for the significant moments that gave her the resilience to face each day. And she describes the incredible support network that lifted her when she hit bottom. With honesty, humility, and

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • "An inspiring story of coming back from cancer and learning to cherish every moment."-People "I have breast cancer." When Good Morning America anchor Amy Robach revealed her shocking diagnosis on live television in November 2013, the seasoned news reporter embarked on the most difficult and illuminating journey of her life. In this intimate memoir she retraces the twelve months following her announcement and speaks candidly, for the first time, about how her illness affected her family life and her marriage, tapped into her deepest fears and strengths, and transformed her in ways she never could have imagined. Only weeks earlier, in September 2013, ABC producers asked Robach to get an on-air mammogram to highlight Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Her first instinct was to say no-there was no history of cancer in her family, she was only forty years old, and she felt strange drawing attention to herself when she had no personal connection to the issue. (She'd been meaning to get her first mammogram that year but had conveniently "lost" the prescription.) Her colleague Robin Roberts, herself a cancer survivor, convinced her to do it with one simple sentence: "I can pretty much guarantee it will save a life." To Robach's surprise, the life she saved was her own: Tests revealed malignant tumors in her breast, and she immediately underwent a bilateral mastectomy, followed by six months of chemotherapy treatments. Better is more than a story of illness and recovery. Robach recounts the day she and her husband, Andrew Shue, got the terrible news; the difficulty of telling her two young daughters, and the challenges of carrying on with the everyday duties of parenting, nurturing a fledgling second marriage, and managing a public career. She lays bare the emotional toll of her experience and mines her past for the significant moments that gave her the resilience to face each day. And she describes the incredible support network that lifted her when she hit bottom. With honesty, humility, and
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • "An inspiring story of coming back from cancer and learning to cherish every moment."-People "I have breast cancer." When Good Morning America anchor Amy Robach revealed her shocking diagnosis on live television in November 2013, the seasoned news reporter embarked on the most difficult and illuminating journey of her life. In this intimate memoir she retraces the twelve months following her announcement and speaks candidly, for the first time, about how her illness affected her family life and her marriage, tapped into her deepest fears and strengths, and transformed her in ways she never could have imagined. Only weeks earlier, in September 2013, ABC producers asked Robach to get an on-air mammogram to highlight Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Her first instinct was to say no-there was no history of cancer in her family, she was only forty years old, and she felt strange drawing attention to herself when she had no personal connection to the issue. (She'd been meaning to get her first mammogram that year but had conveniently "lost" the prescription.) Her colleague Robin Roberts, herself a cancer survivor, convinced her to do it with one simple sentence: "I can pretty much guarantee it will save a life." To Robach's surprise, the life she saved was her own: Tests revealed malignant tumors in her breast, and she immediately underwent a bilateral mastectomy, followed by six months of chemotherapy treatments. Better is more than a story of illness and recovery. Robach recounts the day she and her husband, Andrew Shue, got the terrible news; the difficulty of telling her two young daughters, and the challenges of carrying on with the everyday duties of parenting, nurturing a fledgling second marriage, and managing a public career. She lays bare the emotional toll of her experience and mines her past for the significant moments that gave her the resilience to face each day. And she describes the incredible support network that lifted her when she hit bottom. With honesty, humility, and

Language:

English

Length:

8h


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:30


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:22


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:07


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:29


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:47


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:38


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:56


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:55


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:46


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:07


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:32


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:23


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:54


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:31


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:06


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:05


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:35


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:25


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:38


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:30


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:35


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:17


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:36


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:24


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:48


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:54


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:05


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:07


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:49


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:28


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

09:41


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:35


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:45


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:31


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:42


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:28


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:48


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:42


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:06


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:43


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:31


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:23


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:41


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:50


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:53


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:05


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

00:31