No Such Thing as a Bad Day
By Hamilton Jordan
Longstreet Press, 2000, 272 pages
This book is the moving account of one man's successful battle against three cancers - non-Hodgkin lymphoma, melanoma and prostate cancer - over a dozen years. In each fight for his life, Hamilton Jordan sought out the best treatment available, but this is not ultimately a story about medical miracles; it is a more powerful story of a patient beating cancer and taking charge of his own battle and becoming a full partner in his cure. Attitude and information are the critical keys, and the book concludes with a self-help section to show others how to follow his example. Jordan weaves through his memoir fascinating episodes from his life in the public eye, and shows how battling cancer brings life into true perspective.