Carole was a college classmate - stunning, vivacious, special, different. She became our class valedictorian. No surprise that her book, Side Effects, The Art of Surviving Cancer is special, colorful, exciting, painful, authentic, different. Captivated, I read her book in almost one sitting. Her cancer journey, so different than my own, is a message for anyone - touched by cancer or not - that regardless of appearances, circumstances or conditions, beauty, hope, inspiration and love always remain.