"This heartrending memoir humanizes an experience that most choose never to understand. Anyone who has faced catastrophic illness will empathize with this family and find comfort in the realization that our struggles are universal."
Kayron Warren, CEO, Charles Warren Brain Tumor Awareness Foundation
"Dance When the Brain Says No captures what so many of us are afraid to accept and understand ... cancer can affect anyone at any time. We, the ones not affected, must not let our friends, loved ones, even people we meet in our daily lives go through this alone."
Renee' L. Verhoff, CEO, Foundation for Children with Cancer
“A well-written and powerful account of lives of those affected by brain cancer. All families living through or having lived through this will be able to identify or take something from this work."
Paul Carbury, CEO, Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust UK
" The human spirit has an undeniable tendency to tell cancer to shove it. "Dance When the Brain Says No" is the memoir of a mother who reflects on her daughter’s brain tumor diagnosis, her determination to live her life in spite of the disease, and the inspiration her tenacity brought to bear. "Dance When the Brain Says No" will be of interest to anyone seeking inspirational cancer memoirs.”
James A. Cox, Editor, The Midwest Review
"Books of this type can have a useful purpose in so far as they provide a window into how other people cope when faced with the threatened loss of a loved one. It is an intensely sad but rewarding book by a mother whose vivacious and strong-willed daughter developed a medulloblastoma brain tumor when she was eighteen and died from it two and half years later. It is based around writings (letters, notes, and poems) by the daughter, Leslie Doyle, and a narrative by her mother Kathleen."
Denis Strangman, Brain Tumor Alliance
"In her book, Relationship Security , author Kathleen Price shows us that, along with some other factors, our experiences, even those we have as young children, shape us into the adults we become. They influence our responses to nearly every situation we deal with as we go through life. Using her own experiences, Ms. Price analyzes how events in her life have affected her relationships. She uses an engaging method of bringing the reader in, alternating the narratives of parts of her life with passages from psychologists and other professionals. I was deeply moved by Ms. Price's autobiographical writings. Her story is bravely told. She faces her shortcomings honestly with a view to discovering why she has made some of the decisions that have shaped her life. Relationship Security is very readable and will give you a lot to think about after you close the book."
Anneli Purchase, Author of Julia's Violinist, The Wind Weeps, Orion's Gift, Reckoning Tide, and Marlie
"I thoroughly enjoyed reading Kathleen Price's inspiring memoir Relationship Security. This multi-faceted work is, as its title states, a deeply "personal journey" which sets down the events of its author's life. However, she extends her insights generously, offering to readers a critical lens through which they can gain a deeper understanding of the forces at work in their own lives to be able to live with greater self-awareness and self-acceptance. Each chapter contains helpful citations so that the reader is able to access the works Kathleen used in her analysis of the events of her own life. A reader will find here many useful tools, but they also find a compassionate voice that reassures them that they are not alone on the lifelong journey to understand the significance of their life." ~ Nyghtingale
"I highly recommend this book. The author's story is fascinating, inspiring and, at the same time, heartbreaking which is the human condition. It is part memoir and part therapy session for anyone who has human connections. It is amazing to me that the author can be so honest in her reflections on her behavior and how it has created discord and conflict in her life, and her book has helped me to do the same. She states: 'Conflict occurs in all close relationships. People are by definition different from each other, so it is inevitable that any two people will sometimes come into conflict - which can be defined simply as a difference in what two people want, need, or think. However, it isn't the conflict itself that creates difficulties. it's how we handle it. If conflict leads to criticism and blame, it becomes a disconfirmation - a threat to the way we believe we are. When our self-concept is threatened, we will naturally strive to protect it.'
I believe that most everyone could benefit from reading this book and begin to understand "how we reinforce each other's insecurities." Her background and wealth of information are formidable and create a basis for deep understanding of ourselves and others. It reminds me a bit of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone which is similar in nature." ~ DT
"Anyone at any age is able to tell the story of his or her life with authority." ~ E. L. Doctorow