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‘Killer Graces’ by Steve Melen
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‘Killer Graces’ by Steve Melen

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In 2008, Steve Melen had a successful career, a nice house and a newborn daughter he and his wife adored. As he eagerly prepared for the years ahead, a stage 3b stomach cancer diagnosis left him facing a cruel 15% survival rate, the odds stacked against any future Steve had envisioned for himself.

His memoir, “Killer Graces,” is more than just another cancer story. In the wake of stomach-removal surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, Melen faces addiction to painkillers, alcohol abuse and a crumbling marriage. Navigating these challenges will require Melen to both admit weakness and muster strength.

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