Tom Brokaw Pens Book about Cancer Fight

Beloved former NBC Anchor Tom Brokaw has a new book coming out and this time it's about his cancer fight. Random House announced Monday it will publish Brokaw's "candid" new book, A Lucky Life Interrupted, on May 12.

It's going to be the story of what happened after Brokaw's doctors broke the news he had multiple myeloma, an incurable but treatable blood cancer.

Shocked that his good life had suddenly veered into the realm of doctors, drugs and bad karma, he began a year of struggle and courage in the face of his own mortality.

He began keeping a journal in the fall of 2013, which became the basis for this memoir, Random House said in a statement.

"What I quickly learned after my diagnosis is that the world of a cancer patient has many parts and a good deal of uncertainty," Brokaw said in a statement. "As I made my way through the medical, emotional and physical challenges, I approached my new life in a familiar role — as a journalist who may be able to help others dealing with this unwelcome condition."

Kate Medina, his editor, called the memoir "a generous, informative, inspiring book. It is a deeply human, very moving and wonderfully written memoir."

And, of course, when the book is published, his former employer, NBC News, plans to offer special coverage of his story and the lessons he's learned.

And it just happens to all fall in place during May ratings.

How fortunate. 

H/T USA Today