Life and Other Near-Death Experiences

Camille Pagán


Life and Other Near-Death Experiences

Life and Other Near-Death Experiences

  • Title: Life and Other Near-Death Experiences
  • Author: Camille Pagán
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 193
  • Format: Kindle Edition



Libby Miller has always been an unwavering optimist but when her husband drops a bomb on their marriage the same day a doctor delivers devastating news, she realizes her rose colored glasses have actually been blinding her.With nothing left to lose, she abandons her life in Chicago for the clear waters and bright beaches of the Caribbean for what might be her last hurrah.Libby Miller has always been an unwavering optimist but when her husband drops a bomb on their marriage the same day a doctor delivers devastating news, she realizes her rose colored glasses have actually been blinding her.With nothing left to lose, she abandons her life in Chicago for the clear waters and bright beaches of the Caribbean for what might be her last hurrah Despite her new sunny locale, her plans go awry when she finds that she can t quite outrun the past or bring herself to face an unknowable future Every day of tropical bliss may be an invitation to disaster, but with her twin brother on her trail and a new relationship on the horizon, Libby is determined to forget about fate Will she risk it all to live and love a little longer From critically acclaimed author Camille Pag n comes a hilarious and hopeful story about a woman choosing between a perfect life and actually living.


Recent Comments "Life and Other Near-Death Experiences"

I'm not sure how you can write a "light" novel about cancer and a failing marriage, but somehow that's what the author pulls off in Life and Other Near Death Experiences. It's all a bit predictable. Once Libby finds out she has cancer and that her husband is not who she thinks he is all in the same day, she pulls a disappearing act and runs off to an island to hide. There's a dark sexy man, there's a kind older woman, there's a sensitive twin brother, there's lots of denial, etc It's a tad diffi [...]

I got this for the October Prime selection. It isn't often that I'll read a book in one night. The story line was grim on the surface but the book turned out to have quite a bit of humor and romance.

If anyone on here pays attention to what I read, you know I don't really do contemporary that often. But wow, this book was a gem. The main character, Libby, is wonderful, and the author did a really great job of illustrating how a real person would react to the stream of curve balls being thrown. I loved the transformation Libby went through and the adventure we got to watch her experience. The other characters were great, too - they were diverse, unique, and lovely additions to the story. The [...]

If you like a mildly humorous, light read.This book is about a woman who learns she has cancer (chapter 1) on the same day her husband tells her he's gay (chapter 2). Told in first person narrative, the next 33 chapters are a somewhat humorous telling of how she handles the news. I know the book was meant to be lighthearted, but frankly I thought her behaviour was rather childish. Admittedly, I've never been faced with such a diagnosis and such a bombshell confession. But I don't believe I would [...]

I disliked this book with a passion at odds with its fundamental silliness. The plot seems weighty: young woman diagnosed with rare, almost certainly fatal cancer on the same day her beloved husband tells her he's gay. Cue extreme crisis and self-examination. Instead, it's a flippant, frothy book filled with fake curse words-- e.g. "motherfudger"-- and childish repetition, in which virtually every character's voice/diction are the same underneath superficial, ludicrous differences. Though I woul [...]

I absolutely loved this book! This is a page turner from beginning to end. I cried and I laughed, a lot. It deals with Libby, whom I adored, and taking life by storm. She is dealing with a lot of changes in her life and sometimes doesn't know what to do, or when to do things. It is a story about the curve balls that life can throw at us and how we choose to deal with them. It is exquisitely written and I loved the characters in this book. They are well developed and true to life, which seems to [...]

I could not finish this book.I tried to like it but the author tried way to hard to inject her brand of "humor" into every sentence. It got very annoying to say the least and I didn't find the character of Libby appealing in any way. When she bit an old friend on the shoulder that about clinched it, once again trying way too hard. I struggled along for a few more painful chapters and then laid this freebie to rest.

This book reminded me a lot of the movie "6 Days, 7 Nights" with Harrison Ford. Interesting characters in cute dramady with an interesting twist.

Garbage! Pure fucking shit! It was an audible daily deal, and it started out good. Cancer, broken marriage, very emotional stuff. She is told her type of cancer is very bad and far enough along that there is pretty much no chance but of course they want her to do chemo and radiation and all that anyway. She watched her own mother go through that and decides to opt out. Then she goes on a short vacation before heading back home to be with her family. From the description of the book, this is wher [...]

A fast-paced read. Pick this one up.

I hesitate to categorize a book as chick lit but I am not so sure why, I like an occasional chic lit book. So often a book is chic lit but then it is so much more also. This book is about a woman that finds out she has cancer and not much chance of surviving it and comes home to tell her husband, but he inadvertently thinks she is talking about what she now knows about him, and so he confesses that yes he is gay. Uh oh.The beginning of this book was really annoying because the author kept inject [...]

As a child Libby watched cancer eat up her mother, so when she learns that she has terminal cancer she decides she'd rather have a few good months than go through chemo. With her mind set she goes home to tell her husband. But before she can tell him he confesses that he is gay. Devastated she kicks him out, sells all their furniture and quits her job. Then her father tells her about a magical bay in Puerto Rico where he and her mother spent their honeymoon. On a whim she books a flight in the h [...]

This was a "cancer-lite/long time relationship breakup-lite" book. Both issues usually cause profound change in the beings they happen to. Not so in this book. The topics had so little depth I felt they were treated as one would a facial breakout or a bad haircut. What the narrator learned about herself from these intense experiences was. And so do we as the readers.I found these flat characters only existed only in relation to the facile narcissistic narrator who talks like she lives in a sit c [...]

I absolutely loved this book. A pleasure to read and so thankful it was a free, high caliber Kindle First!

This book was painful for me to read because it is so completely opposite of how I would react to a serious bad news diagnosis. In fact, I'm probably not a good reader for this book because I've had bad news diagnoses(plural) and had "the talks" with doctors and nurses. So I warn away anyone who deals with chronic illness and/or life-threatening conditions. This book is NOT for you. But on top of all that, the writing is simple, the brand of humor is of the mean-spirited ridiculous type, there's [...]

I got this book in an exchange for an honest reviewFeels like forever since I wrote the review :O, the review rightWhoah! This book was unbelievable, I feel like I came off the rollercoaster!SPOILER ALERT!!!! If your planning on reading this book make sure you carry a pack of tissues with you, your deffo going to need them!Libby is a very vivacious character, I loved reading her from her perspective, she is a very ideal and strong character. The way the Author has shown her courage, bravery is t [...]

Talk about piling on. No wonder she had a bit of a melt-down. People get cancer diagnoses every day, but after poor Libby got HER six-months-left message of gloom and doom, she went home to find solace in the arms of her beloved husband, only to have HIM deliver another bombshell before she could say a word about her doctor's visit. After seventeen years of what she thought was a blissful marriage to the man of her dreams, Tom chose THAT day to tell her he preferred men. He's lucky she only stab [...]

Thank you NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.“Life is devastating, if only in its limited run; but it’s incredibly good, too.” Before anything else, the one thing I want to really, really talk about it is the title. The author couldn't have chosen a better name for the book. The biggest reason I might have requested this book was because of the title.Now, the actual review part. Life and Other Near Death Experiences is [...]

WOW! This was one of the most thoroughly entertaining and engaging books I have read in some time and, quite literally, I devoured its contents in three days! My standard fare is crime/legal mysteries which I thoroughly enjoy; but, I decided to take a respite and try something different. This book came to my attention through 's Kindle First program and I am so glad I chose it. From the story's outset, I became completely engrossed in Libby's life which, on the surface, was nothing short of trag [...]

ספר מקסים ומשעשע.ביום שליבי מגלה שהגידול השומני שהסירו מבטנה, סרטני, היא גם מגלה שבעלה ואהוב ליבה, טום, נמשך לגברים.טום מנסה לישר את ההדורים עם ליבי, ואפילו מציע שישארו נישואים, אבל ליבי הפגועה והזועמת אינה סולחת ואינה מגלה לו את דבר מחלתה ומחליטה לעזוב את העבודה שמעולם לא אהב [...]

An enjoyable and sweet beach read with some poignant moments and an appreciation for life and the complexities it sometimes offers. Loved this conversation from the book: .“It is, kind of. It takes guts to stop fretting about the unknown and concentrate on the present moment. That’s what matters, anyway.” “And what if your present moment sucks? And you can’t even imagine what the future looks like, let alone fix your hope on that?” His breath was hot on my neck. “But does it? You [...]

Can cancer and bitter divorce be used as backgrounds to a fun and light romance novel? It appears so. I enjoyed this book immensely - it is a great page turner, written with confidence and even some humor, even though the subject matter is no laughing matter. The main character, Libby, is mature and complex. She feels so real, that at the beginning I thought this was non-fiction, a true story. The novel follows all the rules of romantic fiction, but does it intelligently and offers added value.

Really funny and has an awesome plot, as well as moral to the story.

A humorous read.I was laughing and crying at the same time. I adore MC's twin brother. I LOVE HIM, tbh.That's it.

Considering the main subject of this book is bleak and depressing, I was amazed how much I enjoyed it. On the same day Libby receives the shattering diagnosis of cancer, her husband reveals a secret that leads to Libby filing for divorce and setting off for a tropical holiday in Puerto Rico.The first few chapters of this book were comic overload, but as you progress the humor becomes more subtle, and the protagonist, Libby, turns into a well developed character. Still haunted by her mother's dea [...]

Tough to put downThis book was a breath of fresh air for me. I found the text to be easy to read and very often funny, and was impressed that the author could make such a grim subject so uplifting. While reading, I did not always agree with Libby's decisions (and as a matter of fact she aggravated me to no end at some points),but I could definitely empathize with her. I always thought a mark of good writing was the development of relatable characters, and I felt this book had that.I read a few r [...]

I should've learned my lesson with Eat, Pray, Love. From the very get go I knew the direction this book was going. It had a pretty predictable storyline to it. The epilogue wrapped everything up in a nice neat bow, and actually had more happen in that short chapter than the whole book. Unfortunately, this book didn't move me at all.

Pagán offers just the right blend of tender moments and light-hearted humor in an engaging, entertaining, and uplifting dramatic comedy.

this was a nice read, I liked that this book had soul.

This was a cute read, As cute as a book about Cancer can be at least. Short, sweet and enjoyably pleasant with a hint of adventure.


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