ABOUT THE BOOK
Shining Brightly: A memoir of resilience and hope by a two-time cancer survivor, Silicon Valley entrepreneur and interfaith peacemaker
In Shining Brightly, Silicon Valley pioneer, cancer survivor and interfaith peacemaker Howard Brown shares keys to resilience for successful entrepreneurs, patient advocates and community leaders. He shows us how to reach out through our families, our communities and around the world to form truly supportive connections and friendships. From Howard's career as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, to his conquering metastatic stage IV cancer twice, to his compassionate outreach as a peacemaker, to his love of sports—this ultimately is not one man's story. Shining Brightly is a story shared by countless men and women—and may wind up changing your life as well. With each true story he tells in the pages, Howard invites readers to picture how they might join him in shining more light in our world.
Winner of a September 2022 International Impact Book Award in the Inspirational category
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Praise for Shining Brightly
Howard Brown—like one of his mentors, Roger Babson—is truly an “angelic troublemaker” in this work. He seeks to have us face our lives with complete clarity and kindness. Much good can be gained from reading Shining Brightly.
From the Foreword by Robert J. Wicks, author of Bounce: Living the Resilient Life
Howard is a wonderful example of a most worthy descendant of Abraham, showing genuine care and hospitality, serving the well-being of his community and other communities, connecting these to one another in mutual respect and bringing blessing to humanity at large.
From the Afterword by Rabbi David Rosen, International Director of Interreligious Affairs of the American Jewish Committee
As a mentor in our American Association for Cancer Research Scientist-Survivor Program, Howard motivates everyone to build mutually beneficial relationships that educate, inspire and ultimately heal. Shining Brightly offers a compelling landscape of possibilities for cancer patients, survivors and indeed anyone who wants to become their best self!
Anna D. Barker, Co-Founder, AACR Scientist-Survivor Program
Shining Brightly is Howard's testament to the transformative power of mentorship. Howard exemplifies the efforts our mentors make to transform the lives of youth, and how in some special cases they go above and beyond and become family for life.
Cari Uslan, CEO of Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles
Shining Brightly is a testimony to storytelling as the most effective way to teach and learn. Howard Brown shares a triumphant journey of overcoming challenges and creating a better world.
Stephen Spinelli, Jr., President of Babson College
“Together we can shape history.” That's a core belief that animates longtime interfaith bridge-builder par excellence, Howard Brown. The global challenges are so profound that we need all hands-on deck. Shining Brightly, shows how one person, despite facing life-threatening challenges, can help to heal our troubled world by reaching out to other communities at home and abroad. That makes this book such timely and valuable reading.
David Harris, CEO of the American Jewish Committee
Videos & Articles
Two-time cancer survivor, former Beaumont patient pens memoir on Beaumont.org, October 18, 2022
Metro Detroit man beat two different cancers and hoping to inspire others on ClickOnDetroit.com, Oct 18, 2022
School Spirit Shines Brightly for New Author Howard Brown ’88 on Babson Thought & Action, September 27, 2022
In ‘Shining Brightly,’ Howard Brown shows us the power of mentors to pay it forward, generation to generation on Read the Spirit, September 19, 2022