I Never Signed Up for This…
A hybrid of self help and memoir, this book explores what happens when life takes a direction you don’t expect. With humor, heart and hope, Darryle tells the stories of how her broken pieces led her to find purpose and power.
Because what breaks can bring the breakthrough.
This is everything a satisfying memoir should be. It tells a very personal but universal story. The experiences are shared with honesty and insight. The prose is girl-friend casual and evocative at the same time. And, perhaps best of all, it is very funny.
–Suzanne Braun Levine, first editor of Ms. magazine, author of Inventing the Rest of Our Lives
A funny and moving how-to, with wisdom all of us can use about putting our lives back together when all seems lost. I watched Darryle do that with grace.
–Iris Rainer Dart, author of Beaches
Darryle Pollack’s I Never Signed Up For This is a very personal and moving account of her life’s journey dealing with generations of cancer. ..She not only rebounds from one debilitating circumstance after another that would surely devastate most people, but she is also able to make her life more functional and find a fulfilling new career. It’s an awe-inspiring tale that is a testament to the power of the human spirit.
–Lawrence H. Levy author of Second Street Station: A Mary Handley Mystery
I Never Signed Up For This… offers those affected by breast cancer, or any hardship, deep lessons on the healing powers of love and resilience. I almost felt as though I was sitting at Darryle’s kitchen table listening to her narrate the story of her life. As a daughter, wife, mother, and a survivor I related to her sorrows, joys, fears and suffering.
It’s a book for everyone who has ever had setbacks or struggled. As Darryle writes, “Whether you lose your wedding ring or the husband who gave it to you, we all have loss, pain and challenge.” In her lovingly penned memoir, she picks up the broken pieces and incorporates them into the beautiful mosaic of her remarkable life.
–Nicki Boscia Durlester, Author of Beyond the Pink Moon