Author David Kalish Donating Book Proceeds to ThyCa

David Kalish, medullary thyroid cancer survivor of nearly 20 years, is the author of the new novel titled The Opposite of Everything. In the last newsletter, we published an excerpt with his permission.

David will co-facilitate a roundtable with Bill McClain on creating art for coping, at the 17th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference, October 17-19, 2014, in Denver, Colorado.

We thank David for generously donating part of his book proceeds to ThyCa. 

David writes: 

Hi Everyone,  

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association has helped me through some rough times during my long struggle with Medullary Thyroid Cancer, and now I’d like to give something back. After three neck operations, chemotherapy, and experimental treatment, I’ve written a book, The Opposite of Everything, that’s a comic twist on my journey through cancer, divorce, treatment, and renewal. I believe that laughter is strong medicine, and would love to share my story with you. 

As my thank you to this community I’ve arranged to donate one-half of proceeds from my book to ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors Association ( during special times such as Head and Neck Cancer awareness week (in April), Thyroid Cancer Awareness month (September), and the week of ThyCa’s annual conference in October. 

The Opposite of Everything is a humorous, romantic novel about the things that break our hearts — cancer, family difficulties, busted dreams — and the things that sustain us: love and second chances. It’s currently available on and I’d be delighted to see you at one of my book events this spring (  

I also can’t wait to see my thyroid cancer friends at the annual conference in October, where I’ll be presenting along with Bill McClain on the subject of Art as Therapy. 

It’s my pleasure to share this with you.