"This is the book you will not put down. . . . Transformational . . . Through the most joyful and painful experiences of life, Nancy Saltzman's vulnerability, anguish, optimism, and joy reach out and hold you tight. Buy it now, dive in, and prepare for an unforgettable journey that will change you forever. Then share it with someone you cherish."
– Joseph Michelli, Ph.D., New York Times #1 bestselling author, speaker, and consultant
"Saltzman's story, told with honesty, insight, and laugh-out-loud flashes of humor, teaches us that it is possible to embrace life in the wake of tragedy. Let her show you the great staying power of joy, strength, grace, and love."
– Shari Caudron, award-winning author of Who Are You People? and What Really Happened
"If there is one must-read nonfiction book for you to buy for yourself or to give to those you love this season, it's the honest, unforgettable, touching, and inspiring RADICAL SURVIVOR . . . Saltzman's book gives thanks for years, moments and memories; it also reminds us of the true web connecting us all with what is important, real...and lasting."
– Marilyn Warner, award-winning author of award-winning blog Things I Want to Tell My Mother
"Radical Survivor is one of the most uplifting books I've ever read."
– Steve Hensen, Managing Editor, The Pueblo (CO) Chieftain
"Saltzman is honest and unflinching . . . What's Saltzman's prescription? Well, you have to read the book, but love, kindness, and humor come in to it, along with pragmatism . . . Stamina and fortitude help, too."
– Alexandra Bowie, The Brooklyn Bugle
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"I'm sorry. There were no survivors." Nancy Saltzman tried to absorb the caller's words. Her entire family had perished in a small plane crash. The caller was wrong, though. There was a survivor—Nancy would have to go on living. She had beaten cancer twice, but how could even the most resilient spirit live through this ultimate loss?
Radical Survivor chronicles Nancy Saltzman's extraordinary saga. We share her struggle as she overcomes despair through a deep sense of purpose—learning that through time, friendship, and love, the heart can make room for both loved ones lost and happiness found. With the added richness and insights of letters Saltzman received, as well as her sons' journal entries, Radical Survivor traverses the full spectrum of human emotions, offering a compelling gift of hope.
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