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The Rainbow Diary - Book Tour


Embracing Life's Final Colors: A Heartfelt Journey through Loss, Redemption, and the Unknown


Date Published: February 20, 2024

Publisher: Palmetto Publishing

 In the tender pages of The Rainbow Diary, embark on an extraordinary odyssey that transcends the boundaries of life and death. This poignant tale weaves a tapestry of love, loss, and redemption, resonating deeply with anyone who has felt the sharp ache of losing a loved one or grappled with the haunting anxiety of mortality.

Meet Kenneth Talbot, a man on the precipice of his final journey. Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, he confronts the fragility of his existence. As the sands of time slip away, Kenneth's reflections paint a vivid portrait of human emotion. His story becomes a mirror, reflecting the joys and regrets, the triumphs and heartaches that define us all. Amidst the pain, Kenneth finds unexpected solace in the most unlikely places. His bond with his teenage son, Brian, becomes a source of profound reconciliation, a testament to the enduring power of familial love. The gentle presence of MaryAnn, his devoted nurse, becomes a beacon of hope, guiding him toward acceptance.

The Rainbow Diary is more than a novel; it is a sanctuary for the soul. It delicately explores the complex nuances of life's final moments, offering a glimpse into the afterlife that is both imaginative and comforting. Through Kenneth's introspection, readers are invited to confront their own fears and anxieties, finding solace in the shared human experience. This book is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and a celebration of the enduring power of love that transcends the boundaries of time and space.

Immerse yourself in this extraordinary narrative, and let The Rainbow Diary be your guiding light through the labyrinth of life, death, and everything in between.

Read An Excerpt Below

About the Author

Dr. Mitchell Maiman became a physician at age twenty-four and is now retired. As a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology and sub-specialist in Gynecologic Oncology, he has had a distinguished academic, clinical, and research career in medicine and served as both a Director of Gynecologic Oncology and Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology at major New York City-based university hospitals. He has been recognized for his numerous educational contributions in the field and his devotion and commitment to the teaching of residents and fellows.


Mitch lives with his wife, Dr. Judy Levy, in Long Island, New York, and is an avid tennis player and practitioner of yoga. They first met during their residency training. This is his first novel.


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Excerpt from "The Rainbow Diary"

I think the body gives the mind the ammunition for the mind to give back to the body the force. And today, for the first time, that ammunition is absent. There is nothing left in the arsenal. All the weapons have been exhausted. It is not that I have given up but more accurately that I am no longer allowed to participate. There is a difference, a big difference, but probably one that can be truly understood only by my fellow dying patients. And they are not going to be around much longer to testify.

Knowing that changes everything. A certain tranquility now lies before me, which is somewhat comforting in a strange and paradoxical way. I have lost some fights before, but this time there will be no second chance. No opportunity to amend the results. No strategy to overcome the obstacle in some ingenious or herculean way. No rematch. I don’t have to perform any more and be held accountable to my increasingly unattainable standards. The pressure is off. My fate is sealed. The ultimate defeat lies before me, and I feel both anxious and curious about what lies ahead.

I am searching for a way not to feel that I’ve been beaten, to view my earthly demise in more spiritual terms. Certainly, it can’t be worse than my existence now, and I pray it will be a whole lot better. But although I feel somewhat prepared, I am still uncertain about the timing. Will it happen this very minute, or in an hour, or even in a day?

I am not fearful any longer, but I don’t want panic to creep back in at the moment of truth. I want to relax and go out with some semblance of dignity and pride. Will I have any control at the very, very end or just become a prisoner to my relentless captor? To what degree can I define any portion of my journey? I would like to simply ease into my death and be carried away in its decisive beauty. I hope I’m not completely alone when it occurs, for that would be both daunting and dispiriting. Death can make a person feel so uncomfortably vulnerable.

There can be no more isolating feeling in the world than dying.

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