It all happened so fast Her son's wedding, her diagnosis of invasive, breast cancer, and subsequent surgery, followed swiftly by 9/11, after which, her only child enlists and goes off to war in the Persian Gulf. A true story, Nothing Is Promised is fast paced and detailed, Marjorie has chronicled it all. She compels the reader to experience her efforts to make sense of a world forever changed.Taking inspiration from the courage of her fellow New Yorkers, and the bravery of her son, cancer becomes secondary to the survival of her child, and the healing of her city. To be sure, there are dark and depressing moments in her recovery, how could there be not?] but ultimately, it is her humor and new found tenacity, which propels her into the light and the renewal of her soul.