Jim and Cecily appeared to have it all: Cecily was a successful casting director (3rd Rock from the Sun, That 70s Show); Jim was a regular on HBO’s Deadwood. Then their daughter, Maddie, was diagnosed with autism and weeks later, Cecily, a non-smoker, was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. Suddenly Jim was a widower and a single dad.
Like Mitch Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie or Randy Pausch's The Last Lecture, this memoir is about the death of a loved one – but also very much about life. Written straight from the heart and with extraordinary humor amidst great sadness, it is a story not just of travail, but also of love and generosity; unfathomable human kindness; and the wondrous gifts of life – all invaluable lessons for living.
(taken from the Life's That Way website)