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Diagnosed at age 45 with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrigs disease), Spencer-Wendel plunged into a live-each-day-fully whirlwind that has already made news (she was spotlighted in the Wall Street Journal, and the film rights to her story have been acquired for $2.5 million). Here she recounts trips to the Yukon to see the Northern Lights, for instance, and to Northern California to meet her birth mother. Most telling, she shops in New York with her 14-year-old daughter for the wedding dress she wont live to see her daughter wear. Foreign rights have been sold to nearly 20 countries, and the first printing is 250,000 copies.

Health, Mind and Body
TopicsWomen's lives
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Lou Gehrig's disease
Terminal illness
Family relationships
Death and dying
Conduct of life