Review of Living in Color

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Review of Living in Color

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[Following is a volunteer review of "Living in Color" by Mike Murphy.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Living In Color by Mike Murphy is a beautiful non-fiction book about Love, Cancer and Spirituality. Mike tells the readers about his emotional journey through love, loss, pain, caretaking, bravery and his finally his spiritual path. He talks about the love of his life and the extreme way their paths change from what they thought their life would be and how it actually turned out. He also explains his spiritual journey where at first, he was skeptical and then how the love of his life changed the way he thought about spirituality.

There are multiple positive aspects of this book. It has wonderful pictures to accentuate certain scenes that Mike wanted to show his readers. There are many medical terminology words where Mike explains in detail so that the layman can understand. Living In Color grabs the readers' attention and brings them along for this emotional journey. The love that Mike has for his wife, the conflict of his emotions and way that he explains the entirety of his life with his wife is remarkable.

The book goes back and forth between the end and the beginning. It starts off at the beginning of the end and bounces back to meeting and falling in love with his second wife. Throughout the book, it continues to draw memories in the middle of where he left off in the story which is sometimes confusing. Even though Mike explained many medical terminologies, there are still some that people without a medical background may not understand.

I give Living in Color a 3 out 4 stars. This book is well edited. It made me cry along with the beautiful journey. I connected well with the story, it made me very emotional. Having had Cancer myself, this book helped me in many ways understand that it was not just about me and how I felt but to my husband and children who had to watch. It made me look at my life in a whole new perspective. It was confusing at times with the bouncing back and forth but overall, I loved it.

I would recommend this book to teenagers and above. I would not recommend that children read this book because it is not a children’s book. Teenagers that have Cancer in their life, such as themselves, family or friends would find this book helpful; I believe. There is no vulgar words or inappropriate scenes. This book is a great book for people who have had or dealt with Cancer in their world. It should be read by anyone who has loved so deeply that it hurts. Readers who are spiritual, learning about death, cancer or just enjoy a great book with so much love and spiritual guidance.

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