Cancer - It's a Good Thing I Got It !

The Life Story of a Very Lucky Man

Non-Fiction - Biography
202 Pages
Reviewed on 05/08/2013
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Author Biography

High School Dropout, College Professor, Serial Entrepreneur, Cancer Survivor - Reveals How His Death Sentence Saved His Life

From a runaway at 15 to the "Guru of Prepaid Legal" by 23, then on to conquering Cancer, now teaching the secrets to success and tools for true happiness!

Bestselling Author, Keynote Speaker and Certified World Class Speaking Coach, David has gone from a runaway at fifteen, to a millionaire in his twenties; never graduating from high school but becoming an adjunct professor of law; from a terminal cancer diagnosis, to living and sharing his life story in order to help all those who want the keys to unlocking the life that they truly desire.

As a serial entrepreneur, David’s pioneering prepaid legal business made him a nationally known expert in the 1980's. In a storied career, he has run numerous companies involved in manufacturing, viticulture, Christmas tree, third-party administration, and reforestation industries, among others.

Koop’s many years as a successful serial entrepreneur provides a deep history of resources to bring to your group.

Leadership, Team Building, Work-Life Balance and new communication skills will transform your culture and results.

His exceptional business acumen made David a sought-after public speaker, appearing on ABC's Good Morning America, local and national radio shows and numerous conferences.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Carol Thompson for Readers' Favorite

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. This is not an ordinary book about beating cancer. It is a book of hope and enduring love. Koop engages the reader immediately and it is hard to put the book down, even for a small break. The author takes the reader on his journey through life, both with cancer and without. The book begins with life before cancer - a failed marriage, the birth of his son Christopher and his business ventures. Koop is quick to have readers identify with him and he is able to maintain the connection throughout the book, leaving the reader to feel as if they are having a living room chat with him. The second part of the book deals with the cancer and the subsequent treatments.

Throughout the book, Koop introduces the reader to his sense of humor, love for his son and love of his second wife. What really makes the book special is a chapter written by his wife, Carrie. Both David and Carrie write about how they met and both make you feel as if you went on their first date with them. This book is an excellent read and one that I highly recommend. If you are looking for the same old survivor story, you won't find it here.

Dave "The Shef" Sheffield

David A. Koop's book hit me like a ton of bricks, yet filled my soul with hope and optimism.

His amazing outlook and attitude of gratitude helped pave the way for him to share his inspiring message with thousands of people each year.

A great book which addresses a serious topic with humor, compassion, and purpose!