Share Your Memoirs

The brain tumor community is extremely active in writing and publishing books about their experiences with brain tumors, and how friends and families deal with pain, struggle, and hope. We encourage you to check out this list from the NBTS Book Club.


Title, Author, and Description Where to Buy

8: Rediscovering Life After a Brain Tumor

Nathalie Jacob

Eight was the only number Nathalie could see after her brain surgery. Faced with unexpected challenges, she refused to give up on her recovery!

halo Found hope

Halo Found Hope

Helo Matzelle

Machines beeping, the blur of medical staff running, a crash cart whizzing into an ICU room, was there any hope? A young woman lay, packed in ice, as doctors attempted to somehow stop the swelling in her brain that threatened to take her life… and her family waited.

if you love me

If You Love me, Take Me Now

Steve Cox

The true story of a family’s struggle with brain cancer. From the onset of symptoms through diagnosis and treatment, the author articulately chronicles events as they unfold.


Guerilla Guide to Brain Tumors

Guerilla Guide to Brain Tumors

Skip Goebel

In an unprecedented format, the Guerilla Guide to Brain Tumors is written in a format that combines the layout of the For Dummies series with a drill-sargent’s attitude.

Hope Through the Eyes of Love

HOPE THROUGH THE EYES OF LOVE: Life and Marriage in the Face of a Brain Tumor

Patricia Meserve Gauvin

Our lives, after the diagnosis and subsequent treatment, of my husband for a brain tumor, clearly have taken a path less traveled. Yet our journey has and continues to be, a journey of hope, of joy and of unyielding commitment.

John FIsh

All my Might: How an Award-Winning Journalist Thrives After Brain Cancer

John J Fish

All my Might highlights the journey of a man who refuses to give up hope. Follow John Fish as he recalls his diagnosis and operation for brain cancer; his distinguished career in journalism, which included trips from Hawaii to several countries in Europe, and war-torn Bosnia; and his encounters with notable figures.


Starting at the Finish Line

Matthew Newman

As a young man in his late thirties, he lived a healthy lifestyle, had a beautiful family, and a successful career. He practiced what he preached. Everything seemed to be going in the right direction. Life was about to change drastically.