Patrick P. Long’s debut novel is a memoir that captures the hearts and minds of readers. Depicting the true story of the final few weeks of his wife’s battle with breast cancer, the story candidly reflects on marital turmoil, personal trauma, deeply held secrets, failures, and regrets. It quickly reached #1 international best-seller status in multiple categories and countries on Amazon. The story resonates with readers on many levels. At the launch of his paperback novel, hundreds of socially distanced and masked readers showed up to get their signed copy, and many shared their feedback after already reading the e-book.
In the story, Patrick focuses on setting a positive tone for his family after his wife, Melanie, passes. Despite losing his wife, best friend, and mother of their four young children, he rejects pity and finds inspiration in the extraordinary community surrounding them, even as life continues to beset him with ordeals that continuously challenge living by that positive tone.
While an emotionally raw and tragic story of love and friendship, readers find it surprisingly uplifting and a realistic admission of the complexities of marriage, relationships, and overcoming personal turmoil, and they say it’s a book they can’t put down. Interspersed with backstories to enable the reader to see the events through his eyes, the book weaves together layers of life experiences that readers relate to and appreciate on unexpected levels, including finding it hilarious at times.
In appreciation of the amazing support the Long family received from the American Cancer Society and Camp Kesem, Long donates a percentage of all proceeds from the book to these organizations. He donated the proceeds from the book launch to the St. Louis University chapter of Camp Kesem, raising over $2,000 for its local chapter of a national organization that supports children who have a parent impacted by cancer.
Readers find the book a unique and rare look into the life, thoughts, and feelings of a husband and father coping with tragedy and seeking a new normal for his family.
You can learn more about the book and the author at www.patrickplong.com. During these challenging times, we face as a country and throughout the world, Patrick’s book is timely and helps lift up families around the world that face loss and challenges. His book empowers us all to choose to live in a positive way, no matter what, and helps us see the extraordinary in the ordinary around us every day.
Company Name: Paddy P. Publishing, LLC
Contact Person: Patrick P. Long
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City: St. Louis
Country: United States