Sunday, July 24, 2011

Farrah Fawcett

I really liked  My Journey with Farrah by Alana Stewart. I admit, I didn't know anything about Alana Stewart prior to reading this book. Her journal entries feel real and are often a bit chatty and scattered for the subject matter, which gives them an honest flavor. Now Alana is president of The Farrah Fawcett Cancer Foundation and has a new mission regarding alternative cancer therapies, and a fight in process with the FDA and reformed health care. It is notable in the second half of the book that Farrah would improve in Germany and deteriorate when back home in LA.

I'm very glad this book was not an angst ridden tome of medicinal procedures as the angelic Farrah deteriorated on every page. Instead, the book is A Story of Life, Love, and Friendship between two women as one was fighting for her life, and the other learning to live her life. Reading between the lines of Alana's journal entries, there's a deeper picture of a wonderful thirty year relationship that bore the test of - until death do us part - and beyond.