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Midpoint: Manhood, Midlife and Prostate Cancer

Midpoint: Manhood, Midlife and Prostate Cancer

As a healthy 56-year-old marketing executive, Jim Hill never saw stage-3 prostate cancer coming. Yet, in early 2018 he found himself on his back for six hours, going through a laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. His surgeon ventured into the tangle of tissue, nerves, and blood vessels in his groin to remove his prostate, seminal vesicles, lymph nodes, and some surrounding tissue. The good news was Jim’s cancer seemed to be eradicated. The bad news was the experience would leave him altered physically and psychologically, as a man, a husband, and a father. Written for the 2.9 million men who are living with prostate cancer today–and for their loved ones, caregivers, and health care providers–Midpoint candidly explores the gritty, often embarrassing realities of prostate cancer and its impact on middle-aged male identity with clarity, compassion, and, ultimately, hope.

 

Pages: 208
Pub Date: 07-10-2019
Softcover: 16.95 9781633938311
Hardcover: 24.95 9781633938335

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Jim Hill spent 30 years in the marketing communications industry, first as the founder and CEO of New York-based Redspring Communications, then as a C-level executive at agencies working with national brands on content strategy and development. He earned a Bachelor's degree in English Composition from DePauw University, a Master's degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Virginia, and completed graduate studies at Middlebury's Bread Loaf School of English in Vermont and Lincoln College, Oxford. He was diagnosed with Stage 3 prostate cancer in late 2017, just six months after leaving marketing to indulge his passion for writing poetry and nonfiction. Midpoint is his first book-length work.

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