This story is a memoir written by a young woman who discovers she has breast cancer. She is married and has two young daughters. As depressing as this outline sounds, the story is very touching and even funny because of Kelly Corrigan’s sense of humor. What we can gain as the reader of this memoir is a renewed sense of strength as we see the whole Corrigan family rally to overcome not only Kelly’s illness, but the discovery that her father has cancer also. How much can a family handle and with what amount of grace and patience? This may seem like a rhetorical question, but within this memoir we can see evidence that “God never gives us more than we can handle.“ The book provides an inspiration for us all.