A profoundly moving and inspiring personal memoir on how to turn your mind from a negative spiral into realistic and rebellious hope.
"I was alive when I should have been dead. In another movie, I missed the sliding door and departed this wondrous life long ago. Like so many others, I had to learn to live not knowing if I have a tomorrow, because, statistically, I didn't. At the age of 35, I was blindsided by incurable bowel cancer—I was given less than an 8 percent chance of surviving five years. Five years later, my only option was to live in the now and to value one day at a time."
When Deborah James was diagnosed with incurable bowel cancer at just 35, she learned a powerful lesson: the way we respond to any given situation empowers or destroys us. And with the right skills and approach, we can all face huge challenges and find strength and hope in the darkest of places.
How to Live When You Could Be Dead, a Sunday Times bestseller, will show you how. It will awaken you to question your life as if you didn't have a tomorrow and live it in the way you want to today. By harnessing the power of positivity and valuing each day as though it could be your last, you'll find out, as Deborah did, that it is possible to live with joy and purpose, no matter what.
Praise for How to Live When You Could Be Dead:
"Deborah James has captured the heart of the nation." —The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge @KensingtonRoyal
"Brave, bright, beautiful." —Lorraine Kelly
"Deborah's ability to find positivity in the darkest of places is an inspiration to us all." —Davina McCall