Starting at the Finish Line is the autobiography of Matthew S. Newman, a financial services wholesaler and father to three small children, who was diagnosed with grade three astrocytoma (brain cancer) at 39 years old. Matthew's memoir chronicles the journey that he and his entire family took together which got him to a place of clarity, understanding and appreciation. The book's underlying message of why it's important to get your financial planning in order is both inspirational and actionable.
I read this book in approximately 5 hours. Reading the book touched me so much. Although I never met Matt Newman, after reading the book I feel as if I know him. Although Matt had to go through the worst possible pain and suffering, he refused to give up. Matt explained how he refused to let cancer win."
Fantastic book. Matt Newman brought us into his life to truly understand the impact of his cancer and his resolve to beat it. This book kept me on the edge of my seat. Always wondering how Matt was going to make it through the next challenge. Not just for cancer patients, anyone can learn from Matt's experience."
This book made me a better man. I've lost two close friends under the age of 50 to cancer over the last 8 months. I had been in a deep funk and was questioning everything in life. Matt's story gave me the kick in the backside I needed to cope with my own life challenges."
Matt shows us how having something as horrible as cancer can actually make us a better version of ourself, as our perspective on life will change us in many ways forever. As a cancer survivor myself, I related to Matt's story on how he would not let cancer control his life. Thank you for sharing your journey and reminding us to live in the moment every day of our lives."