"This is a book about life. The poignant stories attest to the enduring value of friends and family in getting through the painful shock of a life-changing diagnosis. Don't wait until you think you need it. Read it now."
— Mary Mundinger, DrPH, RN, Dean, Columbia University School of Nursing
I developed this site to introduce the book to people who are thinking about getting it for themselves, a family member, a friend, or a patient. You can read the Introduction — which tells why I wrote it and describes my perspective. Take a look at the Table of Contents, which gives you an idea of the kind of information you'll find.
You'll also find a small sample of resources drawn from the book's Appendices. Websites, phone numbers and/or descriptions of resources and organizations provided in either the book's main content or appendices may have changed since the second edition was published in 2010. Please refer to and use online search engines to check for accuracy.
I have written a short note to each of the audiences I think will be interested in reading AfterShock:
It is my hope and the hope of the hundreds of people who shared their stories of the first difficult days following a devastating diagnosis � that this book will be useful to you.