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A food writer's moving portrait of how she and her husband cope in the aftermath of his heart attack and bypass surgery

For the millions of readers coping with a loved one's medical issues, this moving account by food editor Cecily Ross will strike a deep chord. With honesty and humor, she tells the story of her husband's unexpected heart condition, his recovery from bypass surgery, and the dramatic toll it took on their lives.

In 25 chapters with two heart-friendly recipes at the end of each, you'll join Cecily and her husband, Basil, as they swear off doughnuts, learn how to meditate, flirt with vegetarianism, and come to better appreciate the simple pleasure of sharing a meal. This glimpse into the lives of a man who survived a life-threatening illness and the woman who supported him throughout his recovery offers consolation and courage to the many who face this disease every day.

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