"I love this book because it is so honest. Leslie Brody writes openly about what it is like to watch her husband slip away. Some of her stories will break your heart, others bring a smile to your face. Yes, The Last Kiss is a portrait of loss...but also, and more importantly, of a life lived fully."
- Meredith Vieira
"This is a beautiful, heartbreaking memoir of love and loss. It is as singular in its merciless truths, and as universal in its unwavering humanity, as the disease that sponsors this narrative. And yet the abiding faith in family, in humor, in grief, in love that abounds on these pages triumphs - and insures the immortality of all involved."
- Ken Burns, filmmaker
"Terrific! This is a beautiful book and a brave book, one full of lessons about how to cope with death, but also how to live. It is a story of pain and loss, weathered by humor and grace, and by a great love. Leslie Brody pulls no punches about how hard it is to cope with a loved one dying of cancer, but her story is buoyed on every page by compassion and kindness, her own and others."
- Kevin Baker, author of New York Times bestseller Paradise Alley and Strivers Row
"Deep, heartfelt and well-written."
- Dana Jennings, author of What a Difference a Dog Makes and Sing Me Back Home: Love, Death and Country Music
"This is a story about the enduring power of love, courage and strength. To read it is to be reminded of what life -- and death -- is all about. Leslie is a character we cry with and root for."
- Tom Hallman, Jr., Pulitzer-Prize winning author of Sam: The Boy Behind the Mask and A Stranger's Gift: True Stories of Faith in Unexpected Places
"Transformed by her husband's fatal cancer into a devoted caregiver, Leslie Brody not only accepts the challenge of his illness but turns it into a self-probing, compassionate memoir."
- Alix Kates Shulman, author of Menage and Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen
"A love story told with grace and real feeling, The Last Kiss is for anyone who has ever wondered if she has what it takes to stand by a loved one when illness strikes. Leslie and Elliot discover that love doesn't die, that desire can be there until the end, and that family bonds can be forged and deepened at any time in life, if only your spirit is open and your heart is full."
- Laurie Lico Albanese, author of The Miracles of Prato and Blue Suburbia: Almost a Memoir