Posted by: irenesroth | April 11, 2014

Book Review First Published on Blogcritics

51FRKNkoZCL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-v3-big,TopRight,0,-55_SX278_SY278_PIkin4,BottomRight,1,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_It’s Only Temporary: The Good News and the Bad News of Being Alive
Evan Handler

This book seems to be a sequel to his first book entitled Time on Fire which discusses his journey through leukemia and his chemotherapy treatments. After reading that book, I was always wondering how his life unfolded after that. Well, I didn’t have to wait much longer because the publisher sent me both books to review.


This book is about how Evan Handler puts his life back together after it was ripped by leukemia and chemo treatments. It is not uncommon for girlfriends and other friendships to be changed and this is what happens to Evan. But what is more, there are doors that open for him as well, which was GREAT to read about because of how hard his early adulthood was.


Evan Handler’s acting career just took off and he got a lot of acting roles such as playing leading roles in seven Broadway productions before his thirtieth birthday, including Six Degrees of Separation, I hate Hamlet, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Broadway Bound, and Master Harold….and the boys. He has also appeared in feature films such as Sex in the City 1 & 2, Ransom, and Taps. He was also a guest on Lost, The West Wing, Six Feet Under and Friends. He also had writing assignments for O, Elle, Mirabella, and The New Yorker. Now that is quite a career, if you ask me!


But he also had to endure many other changes as well as meeting and getting married to a wonderful woman. I am SO happy for Evan Handler, and I am happy that his life became so much better and inspiring. What a triumph after such a difficult start to life.


Thank you Evan for writing a book to tell all of us that your life has really mended and you thrived! I really am so proud of you!


Rating: 5 Stars


Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth



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