Life's That Way

by Jim Beaver | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0425232506 Global Overview for this book
Registered by JuneBug31 of Omemee, Ontario Canada on 10/7/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by JuneBug31 from Omemee, Ontario Canada on Thursday, October 7, 2010
Starring in HBO’s ‘Deadwood’, Jim Beaver was married to Cecily Adams, the daughter of television star Don Adams who played in the t.v. drama ‘Get Smart’. Jim and Cecily had a beautiful marriage, a wonderful new baby daughter named Madeline or Maddie as they loving referred to her, they were building their dream home and both had good jobs, Jim as a television actor and Cecily who casted for ‘That 70’s Show’. They had a great life and were deeply in love but all that was soon to change.

After suffering through long and difficult fertility treatments which took a toll on both Jim and Cecily, they had their beautiful baby girl. However, their happiness soon turned to sorrow when Maddie was diagnosed with autism and then Cecily, who was a non-smoker and a health nut, discovered she had Stave IV lung cancer! What devastation this was for this loving and deeply caring couple.

There were so many family and friends to keep up-to-date that Jim began to write a nightly email to keep everyone informed on Cecily’s treatments and progress. This was also a way for Jim himself to try and make sense of all that was happening to them. The emails were at first only viewed by family and friends but within a short time the readership turned into some 4,000 readers who followed their story on-line.

After Cecily’s passing, Jim kept up his nightly missives in order to understand what just happened to him and to keep Cecily alive in his heart and his mind until he was truly ready to let go.

This was a powerful, frank and inspiring book. Yes, it was a sad memoir but not a weep through every page read. The book is written in Jim’s series of emails that he was sending out to family and friends and as you read along, you are instantly pulled into their world. This is a book that anyone who has lost a loved one should read. It is very well written.

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