Media

Praise for Most of Me

“Some memoirs are heartbreaking and some are hilarious, but very few manage to balance absurdity and honesty as does this title…This memoir is proof of the power of the human spirit. By finding joy in the face of the worst circumstances, Levy shows that “what doesn’t kill you makes you stranger” and stronger. Enthusiastically recommended.” - Julia A. Watson,
- Library Journal

“In her debut memoir, Levy provides a dark-humored account of being afflicted with both Parkinson’s disease and breast cancer…What initially seemed like a dual death sentence provided Levy with a new lease on life, reuniting her with friends and family, all of whom reminded her of the many blessings that remained. A traumatic tale surprisingly liberated by laughter.” –
- Kirkus Reviews

“It is a brave story, not because of the private emotional reality she bares – all memoirs require that. It’s her determined levity in the face of so much suffering that’s heartbreaking and raw.”
- Sarah Hampson, Globe & Mail

“It’s serious stuff, but Levy’s writing style is so accessible and compelling that reading her memoir feels like sitting down with a good friend over coffee to hear the latest. Every page is loaded with emotion so heart-wrenching it’s almost unbearable, yet her tone is so engaging, her humour so dark, that you can’t help but keep reading.”
- Gail Johnson, Georgia Straight

“Robyn Levy, never one to do things by half, was diagnosed with two life-altering illnesses. Most of me is her funny / sad and delightfully bawdy account of a dangerous and memorable journey. Long may she travel, and more may she write.”
- Bill Richardson, CBC Radio host, author

“Equally seduced and tortured, I am left in pieces with her words covering my heart. Her journey is triumphant and turbulent, and her integrity and honesty, simultaneously, broke and healed my heart, fresh from my own journey through breast cancer. Robyn’s story was so riveting and endearingly funny in her wonderful words, I hungrily devoured them like a monster.”
- Bif Naked, recording artist, breast cancer survivor

“An astonishing debut from a writer adept at handling the delicate balance between laughter and tears. I experienced both in this story – a memoir, about disease, family, love, loss and the incredible human facility to rise above the cards we’re dealt.”
-  Cori Howard, author/editor of Between Interruptions: Thirty Women Tell the Truth about Motherhood

“This is a deliciously poetic, humour-laced narrative by a courageous and wickedly honest woman who has been handed a mountain of medical lemons in the prime of her life.  Robyn Levy’s spirit will stick with you long after you finish the book.”
-   Rhona Raskin, radio host, author

Critical Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

Library Journal

New York Journal of Books

Baltimore Jewish Times

The Globe & Mail

Story Circle Book Reviews

The Book Worm

Articles 

sharonoddiebrown.blogspot.ca 

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago

The Canadian Jewish News

The Globe & Mail

The Vancouver Sun  

The Georgia Straight 

The Vancouver Sun

Parkinson Society British Columbia Viewpoints

Jewish Independent

Vancouver Courier

Radio Interviews


The Early Edition (CBC Radio)


North by Northwest (CBC Radio)

Documentary “A Cruel Coincidence”  The Sunday Edition (CBC Radio)

Interview with Sheryl MacKay North By Northwest (CBC Radio)

Interview with Laura Di Battista Here and Now Toronto (CBC Radio)

Interview with Sean Moncrieff NewsTalk (Dublin, Ireland)

Interview with Shelagh Rogers The Next Chapter (CBC Radio)

Interview with Kevin Sylvester Tapestry (CBC Radio)

Interview and Last Word on The Current (CBC Radio)

Interview with Kim Clark on MSstation Book Club

TV Interviews

Interview with Fanny Kiefer Shaw Studio 4 (Shaw)

Interview with Randene Neill on Noon News (Global)

One Response to Media

  1. Kim says:

    Hi Robyn,

    It was such a pleasure meeting you at Trinity Salon and Spa! I have thoroughly enjoyed checking out your blog and memoirs!!

    From one survivor to another, I wish you all the love and happiness you deserve!! I’m sure our paths will cross again and I look forward to keeping up with you and your blog!!

    Kim :))))

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