Book Launch: “The Best of the Worst News: Tales of Inspiration from Around the World and My Life with ALS”
Norman MacIsaac was alone on a cold December day when he received his worst news. At first, he didn’t know what to do with a prognosis of just a few years to live, of growing more and more disabled until he could no longer move, swallow, or, in the end, breathe.
Travel the world with the author in search of wisdom and inspiration, from the Himalayas to the slums of Mumbai, from his home in Montreal to the African savannah. Written over nearly five years, this is an authentic “live” look at the multiple and evolving challenges, the frustrations, and the unparalleled joy that mark living with a degenerative terminal illness.
This book is about the emotional and psychological aspects rather than the medical side of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. It’s about focusing on what’s really important and overcoming obstacles to experience the best of what remains to be lived. It’s an ode to a life well lived and an audacious approach to defiantly embracing the best of the worst news.
* Everyone is welcome!
* Presentation by author at 6:30 pm
* Wheelchair accessible
* Coffee, alcoholic beverages & snacks available for purchase