At The

Finish Line
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My Cancer Partner, Perspective, and Preparation
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Speaking engagement:
Wednesday, May 16th at 6:30pm
An Evening with Matt Newman at the Newtown Bookshop

The Story

Starting at the Finish Line is the auto-biography of Matt Newman, a financial services wholesaler and father to 3 who was diagnosed with grade three astrocytoma (brain cancer) at 39 years old. Matt's memoir chronicles the journey that he and his entire family took together which got him to a place of clarity, understanding and appreciation. His own father-in-law Larry had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer three years before Matt, leading the two men to find support in each other and their combined family as they worked to find normalcy in an abnormal situation.

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The relationship I have with cancer will not end. It will forever be a part of my life's journey, whether I like it or not. But I will use my journey with cancer to be better. I will use it to continue to think positively and eliminate negativity. Cancer will never crush my optimism or my strength, nor will it define my legacy.
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"I laughed and I cried...The book was so inspiring. Matt writes a beautiful story of triumph during hard times, and along the way becomes a huge inspiration to us all."
- Shighla Jackson
"This book is not only inspirational, but also holds lessons that everyone should embrace. The challenges that Matt faced should remind us all to focus on what's important, plan to prepare for the health and financial risks that we constantly face, and to enthusiastically kick ass every day."
- Ryan Bertrand

About The Author

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About The Author

Matt Newman is a father, husband and financial services wholesaler, who after dealing with his battle with brain cancer, turned to writing as his catharsis to not only deal with his battle-but to help others dealing with similar issues. He speaks all over the country about preparation, perspective and appreciation. Matt, who lives in Washington Crossing, PA with his wife Rebecca and his children Luke, Jake & Lola, enjoys health and fitness, golf, snowboarding and trying to keep up with his wife at hot yoga. He appreciates the lessons he learned that allow him to live in the moment.

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