Yet Here I Am: One Woman's Story of Life After Death by Deborah BinnerYet Here I Am: One Woman's Story of Life After Death by Deborah Binner

Yet Here I Am: One Woman's Story of Life After Death

byDeborah Binner

Paperback | July 8, 2019

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Deborah Binner believed the stage was set for a contented midlife after a rocky childhood. A happy marriage, good job, lovely home and three daughters moving relatively peacefully towards adolescence and beyond. What more could she ask for?

Then in 2013 her world came crashing down when an 'innocuous' pain in her 15 year-old daughter's leg turned into a cancer diagnosis. And despite an agonising three-year battle with bone cancer, Chloe died aged just 18 and two weeks.

Flung into a tsunami of grief, the small family tried to navigate a path to survival. But fate intervened again. Just 18 months after Chloe's death, Deborah's beloved husband Simon was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. As a man who was adamant that "the endgame of motor neurone disease is not for me", he ended his life in a Swiss suicide clinic within months of diagnosis. Their family's story was the subject of a BAFTA-nominated BBC documentary, How to Die: Simon's Choice.

In Yet Here I Am, Deborah looks back at a life ripped apart by so much loss out of the natural order of things. Brutally frank, searingly honest and heartbreakingly poignant, she charts her remarkable journey from suicidal grief to some kind of survival and eventually, to a new form of happiness. This is a book about the resilience of the human spirit, hope in the face of agonising despair and the power of love.

Deborah Binner is a former journalist and broadcaster. Her writing is lucid, precise and heart breaking, yet will leave readers with a sense of hope that the death of loved ones need not mean death of the spirit for those left behind. She refuses to be the 'poster girl' for assisted dying, instead choosing to spend her free time fund-r...
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Title:Yet Here I Am: One Woman's Story of Life After DeathFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:194 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.45 inShipping dimensions:9.21 × 6.14 × 0.45 inPublished:July 8, 2019Publisher:Splendid Publications LimitedLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1909109770

ISBN - 13:9781909109773

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Deborah Binner believed the stage was set for a contented midlife after a rocky childhood. A happy marriage, good job, lovely home and three daughters moving relatively peacefully towards adolescence and beyond. What more could she ask for?Then in 2013 her world came crashing down when an 'innocuous' pain in her 15 year-old daughter's leg turned into a cancer diagnosis. And despite an agonising three-year battle with bone cancer, Chloe died aged just 18 and two weeks.Flung into a tsunami of grief, the small family tried to navigate a path to survival. But fate intervened again. Just 18 months after Chloe's death, Deborah's beloved husband Simon was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. As a man who was adamant that "the endgame of motor neurone disease is not for me", he ended his life in a Swiss suicide clinic within months of diagnosis. Their family's story was the subject of a BAFTA-nominated BBC documentary, How to Die: Simon's Choice.In Yet Here I Am, Deborah looks back at a life ripped apart by so much loss out of the natural order of things. Brutally frank, searingly honest and heartbreakingly poignant, she charts her remarkable journey from suicidal grief to some kind of survival and eventually, to a new form of happiness. This is a book about the resilience of the human spirit, hope in the face of agonising despair and the power of love.

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Life is unfair but great lives are built by learning from the arbitrary, inexplicable disasters the world can throw at us. This book will change your life and your death and how both impact on those closest to us. Read it and learn how to live a better life and cope better with death. Lord Gus O'Donnell, Former UK Cabinet SecretaryThis book charts with raw honesty and heart breaking humanity, Deborah's experience of the death of both her daughter and her husband. This book will help others by learning how Deborah found a way of experiencing the pain of grief and a way to live and love again. Julia Samuels, Psychotherapist and author Grief WorksAn intimate, moving story about the resilience of the human heart. Rowan Deacon, Documentary filmmakerYet Here I Am is a wise, affecting and beautiful memoir of how a 'broken soul' Deborah Binner, traces a path through life and makes peace with the world. Oliver Kamm, Columnist, The Times