Self-Publishing Book Spotlight: Cancer – It’s a Good Thing I Got It! by David A. Koop

We at Outskirts Press are so very proud of all our authors, we can’t help but crow about the best and brightest among them. So, each week we like to feature book by our authors that move and inspire us. Case in point: self-publishing authors like David A. Koop. Koop demonstrates oh, so clearly what makes Outskirts Press such a fabulous venue for independent authors with his true story, Cancer – It’s a Good Thing I Got It!

In this week’s featured book from Outskirts Press, Cancer – It’s a Good Thing I Got It!, self-publishing author David A. Koop takes a frank and uncensored look at his battle with cancer, and reflects on life before and after the diagnosis.

David Koop had it all—a storied business career, beautiful son, and prospects as far as the eye could see.

Then a surprise cancer diagnosis turned his life upside down. It was osteo sarcoma—a form of bone cancer—and it was growing on his spine. Doctors told him to get his affairs in order.

More than three years later, Koop continues to beat the odds. Cancer: It’s a Good Thing I Got It! is his eye-opening account of a remarkable journey through hospitals, treatments, friendships and emotions as he struggles to maintain a positive attitude and will to live.

The surprising conclusion will leave you awed at the strength of the human spirit: Far from a death sentence, the medical woes unleash a powerful self-assessment that leads Koop to a whole new sense of purpose—and the love he has sought all his life.

Full of humor and occasional grief, this memoir of a life still in progress will move you to make changes for the better. You’ll come away inspired to live your life to the fullest and embrace the gift of personal relationships. And you’ll find hope for meeting the unexpected challenges that can strike when you least expect.


David A. Koop is a bestselling author, motivational speaker and a certified world class speech coach. His pioneering prepaid legal business made him a nationally known expert in the 1980s. In a storied career, he has run numerous companies involved in the manufacturing, viticulture, Christmas tree, third-party administration, and reforestation industries, among others. His business acumen has made him a sought-after keynote speaker, appearing on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and numerous national radio shows. An avid traveler and sailor, Koop lives with his family in Salem, OR. For more information please visit our website.

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