Early Responses to


A Pissant's Perspective

By James Hockings

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A spell-binding memoir and fascinating read. You don’t want to put it down… A refreshing changes from books on similar topics… conversational, “from the heart”, honest and at times very funny.
          — Marguerite Neimanis, long-time cancer survivor

A charming love story about two funny, erudite, older people that find each other long-distance and deal with his ultimately fatal disease, all told in a unique way. Quite enjoyable.
          — Dr. Frank Warsh, author of the blog Impatient Care

A distinctive voice. For those who can hear it, that voice may be profound…
A suspenseful narrative of medical choices. Hockings’ honesty is arresting.
          — Nicholas Eric Preus, English professor emeritus, Luther College, Iowa

As a clinician who focuses on treating bladder cancer, I always marvel at how much I
still have to learn. Zen Slaps weaves an honest, clever, and at times poignant tale
from the the other side of the table. I am grateful for his funny and witty
voice through the chronology of a life being lived, with a deadly disease.
Short enough to read in an afternoon but many of the thoughts
and ideas linger with you.
          — Jennifer M. Taylor, MD, MPH, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

The book is very candid and the author quite engaging.
A portrait of someone embracing life enthusiastically.
          — Gordon Prince, Nova Scotia and Tennessee

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