The First 30 Days
In particular, Ariane introduces a concept called the "change muscle." She discusses how to exercise it and get through literally anything. The First 30 Days is somewhat of a metaphor in that it is not a step-by-step action guide. Rather, it calls attention to the first 30 days as being pivotal in formulating your response and creating a future for yourself. The book also addresses how to combat your "change demons," the negative emotions that want to hold you back. Finally, her discussion of how to build a "change support team," critical in facing a change such as cancer, makes the most difference.
If you want to read an excellent contemporary book that is refreshing and upbeat, with from-the-heart suggestions and strategies on navigating change, this is it. I really only took a half star off for this particular readership, because the book is not cancer specific; however, in my opinion, that can be a plus.
For extra information, the author also has a blog and helpful website setup at First30Days.com.