Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Honor Thy Daughter

Monday, May 9, 2011

Book Review - Honor Thy Daughter

About the Book
This is an intimate true story by Marilyn Howell, Ed.D., about her family's search for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing as her daughter struggles with terminal cancer. The family's journey takes them through the darkest corners of corporate medicine, the jungles of Brazil, the pallid hallways of countless hospitals, and ultimately into the hands of an anonymous therapist who offers the family hope and healing through MDMA-assisted psychotherapy. The story was originally featured in a 2006 Boston Globe article entitled "A Good Death" in which Howell's identity was concealed. With psychedelic medicine increasingly a part of the mainstream vocabulary, in this poignant new book Howell comes out of the closet and shares with us how psychedelic therapy helped heal the bonds ripped apart by illness.

My Take on the Book
As a father of two daughters, this book made me truly think about what I would do in a similar situation. I found myself saying, would I go to the same lengths for my daughters? Would I take the same drastic steps? Would I be willing to try such a different approach to healthcare? I am still questioning this today, even after I have finished the book itself. The book was well written and it definitely makes you think as you can tell from what I wrote earlier. This book is an amazing true story and one that will leave you asking for more at the end!

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