I had heard about this book from a friend of mine who had read it after her mom passed away. She said it was one of the best books she had ever read. Sadly, I lost my husband last Labor Day weekend ('05) to pancreatic cancer. This was one of the first books I read after he passed away, and the comfort it gave me during the early stages of grief was tremendous. It is one of the most interesting, inspiring, and uplifting books I've ever read, and I highly recommend it to anyone, whether or not they have lost a loved one.