Just last week, it received another honour. It made the final list of The Best 55 Self-Published Books of 2015, as announced by the prestigious Kirkus IndieReader reviews. That is, it was rated as one of the best books of the year – across all genres.
In other somewhat bizarre news, I have discovered that the book has been translated and reviewed in Japan! The reviewer goes through each chapter to analyze its relevance for Japanese medicine and society. Although Google Translator bungles the reviewer’s words, I was touched by his intent when he wrote, "As a whole, is a cancer illness Symbol invites empathy, the author of the action force and humor, referred to as impressed with introspection. We appreciate as a literary work."
If you are looking for an inspirational read to give to friends and family this Christmas, the book tells a true story of a fight for survival, medical justice, and fair drug policy in Nova Scotia. And don’t forget that the proceeds of The Cancer Olympics go to The Canadian Cancer Society and to the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada.
Happy Holidays, Everyone