The Bright Hour: Summary Review

This is a summary review of The Bright Hour containing key details about The Bright Hour.

What is The Bright Hour About?

"The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying" by Nina Riggs is a memoir that chronicles the author's experiences with terminal cancer and her reflections on life and death.

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The Bright Hour is about how to love all the days, even the bad ones, and it’s about the way literature, especially Emerson, and Nina’s other muse, Montaigne, can be a balm and a form of prayer. It’s a book about looking death squarely in the face and saying “this is what will be.” Especially poignant in these uncertain times, The Bright Hour urges us to live well and not lose sight of what makes us human: love, art, music, words.

Summary Points & Takeaways from The Bright Hour

Some key summary points and takeaways from the book include:

* The Importance of Living in the Moment: Riggs reflects on the importance of living in the moment and cherishing each day, and how her diagnosis with terminal cancer forced her to re-evaluate her priorities and focus on what was truly important in life.

* The Power of Perspective: The author shares her experiences with cancer treatment, and reflects on how her perspective on life and death changed throughout her journey.

* The Beauty of Impermanence: Riggs reflects on the beauty of impermanence, and how her illness forced her to appreciate the transience of life and the impermanence of all things.

* The Importance of Connections: The book highlights the importance of human connections, and how the support of friends, family, and loved ones helped Riggs navigate her illness.

* The Legacy of Love: Riggs reflects on the legacy of love and how it extends beyond death, and how her illness gave her a new appreciation for the power of love and the bonds of human connection.

* The book is a moving and thought-provoking memoir that explores the human experience of living and dying, and offers a unique perspective on the importance of living in the moment and cherishing human connections.

Who is the author of The Bright Hour?

Nina Ellen Riggs was an American writer and poet. Her best known work is her memoir, The Bright Hour, detailing her journey as a mother with incurable breast cancer. It was published shortly after her death. The book received critical acclaim.

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Book details

  • Print length: 288 pages
  • Genre: Memoir, Nonfiction, Biography

What is a good quote from The Bright Hour?

Top Quote: "Living with a terminal disease is like walking on a tightrope over an insanely scary abyss. But that living without disease is also like walking on a tightrope over an insanely scary abyss, only with some fog or cloud cover obscuring the depths a bit more -- sometimes the wind blowing it off a little, sometimes a nice dense cover.” (Meaning) - The Bright Hour Quotes, Nina Riggs

What do critics say?

Here's what one of the prominent reviewers had to say about the book: “This book is carefully, thoughtfully, and beautifully written. I think it should be required reading for the entire human race. Nina Riggs is my hero and after you read this she will be your hero, too.” — Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author of The Identicals

* The editor of this summary review made every effort to maintain information accuracy, including any published quotes, chapters, or takeaways. If you're interested in enhancing your personal growth, I suggest checking out my list of favorite self-development books. These books have been instrumental in my own personal development and I'm confident they can help you too.

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Chief Editor

Tal Gur is an author, founder, and impact-driven entrepreneur at heart. After trading his daily grind for a life of his own daring design, he spent a decade pursuing 100 major life goals around the globe. His journey and most recent book, The Art of Fully Living, has led him to found Elevate Society.

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