It's Only Temporary: The Good News and the Bad News of

It's Only Temporary: The Good News and the Bad News of

  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • It's Only Temporary: The Good News and the Bad News of Being Alive
  • Evan Handler
  • English
  • 06 September 2016
  • 9781594489952

10 thoughts on “It's Only Temporary: The Good News and the Bad News of Being Alive

  1. Megankellie Megankellie says:

    I can die now because I am married have a child and am a little famous Also all my stuff is nice When it comes to women I trade up Any normal other person would probably love this book I would like a book that says I can die now because I am amazed by figure skating and I ate an incredible pastrami sandwich I am going to get a pastrami sandwich from a Zagat rated deli with a bunch of old people immediately because the nap I couldn't take didn't make me less madI would like to read his first book I would bet this is a great book to hear read

  2. Jeff Jeff says:

    I read Evan's second book first because I couldn't find a copy of the first book in good shape I since have This one picks up where the last one left off and while we whould be happy for Evan being free and clear of Leukemia the book is full of his post trumatic trails I grew up in the same town as Evan so when he mentions my middle school gym teach or one of my best friends older brothers death well it really hits home Sadly when I finished the book I felt like I had read Evan's attempt to Set The Record Straight on his personal life Still it is an interesting life and he is a great story teller telling a tale as if you and he were sitting at a bar We go back and forth in time weaving the story of his life rather than rolling it out ina straight line

  3. Jenny (Reading Envy) Jenny (Reading Envy) says:

    Abandoned because I wasn't really connecting with his stories Amazing to recover from leukemia and be a reasonably successful actor but I'm not sure I cared

  4. Kris Kris says:

    This is one of those books that was there for me at the right time when everything seemed chaotic and unnerving Handler writes in a charming way about a variety of heavy topics and provides some great life insight Pick this up when you're feeling down

  5. Yoav Yoav says:

    Self indulgent offensively time wasting truly awful

  6. Gypsy Lady Gypsy Lady says:

    Page xiI’ve noticed that each utterance I make offers infinite opportunities for misunderstanding No matter how clearly I think I’ve put my message across I’ll be surprised to learn I’ve failed to convey what it is I meant or to anticipate the prisms of each and every reader’s mind Page 7Then he added “Of course I think a person’s emotional health has a lot to do with their physical health so I wasn’t surprised to hear you’d gotten sick”I felt my face flush then did my best to push the color back down below my neck I took a few breaths but chose not to get angry Or accurately I chose not to show how angry I was I didn’t ask the uestions that formed in my mind” “So I got what I deserved is that what you’re saying Acute leukemia in exchange for acting like an ass hole” I did some uick estimations figuring that if arrogance and insensitivity were all it took to cause cancer people would be getting diagnosed by the tens of millions every dayPage 67He used his time to read and educate himself in regard to filmmaking principles and theories Of course few things are tedious or perhaps dangerous than a person who’s come to view himself as an expert solely from theoretical readingsPage 205The time might not be far off when it’ll take an autopsy to calm me downPage 217Before a catheter could be inserted into Elisa’s spinal column through which her epidural pain relief would flow the physicians need to get her “informed consent’ for the procedure A young resident read her his reuired text faster than the the most distracted flight attendant has ever sped thrugh the safety feature of an aircraft“Doyouunderstandthateverymedicalprocedurecarriestheriskofcomplications”Page 218The calm wisdom in that infant’s eyes is something I will never forget

  7. Nicole Nicole says:

    Let me preface this review by saying that the book's cover has got to be the best cover I've ever seen Too funny a coworker of mine gave me this book because she knew that I had an obsession with Harry Goldenblatt from Sex and the City Unfortunately Harry is nothing like Evan haha He is a GREAT writer and I truly enjoyed reading his takes on life He find comedy in everything even when he was literally on his deathbed in the hospital practically dying from leukemia I also thought the book got better as it went along While the beginning parts were definitely thought worthy I liked seeing how he developed as a person because of his cancer and of course the story of how he met his wife Very cute book and a very uick read If anything read the book for the cover In this case you CAN judge a book by its cover

  8. Lindsay Russo Lindsay Russo says:

    Kind of a mix of David Sedaris' memoirist humor and a grumpy self help book I enjoyed this book Handler has a uirky way of writing and the development of both the women in his life as well as his self actualization from story to story made for a murky through line 27 breakups with 10 women isn't a bad way to end bachelorhoodThe only thing that annoyed me was a disclaimer of his writing style at the start If you write a certain way or make a choice to write a certain way own it It made the beginning awkward for me as he talked about being such a successful young actor until his illness and then about his later fame Good actors make bold choices Shouldn't good writers as well

  9. Kim Olson Kim Olson says:

    I've many times recommended Evan Handler's first book Time on Fire about his fight against leukemia in his early 20s and his tireless efforts to circumvent the frightening incompetence of the doctors and hospitals that were supposed to be trying to keep him alive Written with uncommon grace and humor his story stayed with me and I often wondered how he was doingThen a few years ago his face popped up on Sex and the City His newfound visability will likely make this book which covers recent years an even greater commercial success His comic navel gazing covers topics ranging from his commitment phobia to career successes and missteps I still appreciate Handler's wit but this book doesn't uite stand on its own like his first

  10. Laren Laren says:

    Here's a book from an actor best known as Charlotte's husband Harry from Sex and the City who survives a deadly form of cancer only to discover he doesn't have any great insights or answers to life as a result of this struggle In fact the story really isn't that compelling as a result He doesn't chronicle much of the cancer battle or even his work as a struggling actor choosing instead in this book to focus on his string of relationships leading up to his wife I guess US magazine is right Stars they're just like us

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About the Author: Evan Handler

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