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Reston Author Raises Money and Awareness about Cancer through New Memoir


Reston Author Raises Money and Awareness about Cancer through New Memoir

Reston, VA, March 3, 2014 – Sean Murphy, local speaker and author, has recently partnered with Chris4Life to raise money and awareness about caring for a loved one with cancer.

His book, Please Talk About Me When I’m Gone, explains how he and his family struggled with the illness which resulted in his mother’s death in 2002. “I knew I would inevitably write about her, but I wasn’t certain what form the material would take. Eventually I realized it could be –it had to be– a memoir. The result is Please Talk about Me When I’m Gone,” explained Murphy.

Chris4Life is a non-profit organization whose mission is to permanently eliminate the threat of colon cancer through discovery of a cure. Chris4Life has partnered with Murphy to share his experience with cancer with its supporters through books sales. 100% of each book sale through is being donated to the organization. “I am pleased to have Sean join our team to eradicate colon cancer. His book is an invaluable resource for anyone who cancer has touched, and we are honored by his generosity and enthusiasm,” Michael Sapienza, President and Founder, Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation said.

“I’m excited, and honored, to announce my official partnership with the amazing folks at Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation. Writing the memoir was a necessary healing process, making sense of her death while keeping her memory alive. More than that, I hoped to reinforce my belief that nobody should (or need to) go through this alone,” explained Murphy.

Please Talk About Me When I’m Gone is currently ranked #2 in Hot New Releases on in the Personal Growth and Inspiration category.


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Please Talk about Me When I’m Gone, which pulled me in from the first page and never let go, is a mosaic love letter from a son to his lost mother, so everyone in the bereavement club should read it. But this memoir is also a thoughtful, compassionate meditation on being alive. I nodded in recognition, dog-eared pages containing lines I loved, felt my eyes well with tears. In the end you should read it for the reason anyone reads good writing: to feel less alone.”

—Jenna Blum, NYT best-selling author of Those Who Save Us and The Stormchasers

May 27, 2015