...was just named one of the best essays of 2015 by Longreads.

In case you missed it, here it is: "How Listening to Music and Fighting with Susan Sontag Helped Me Cope with Chemo."

It begins:

Whatever I thought I meant when I said, "Give it to me straight, doc," I wasn't prepared when the radiologist answered, "I thought we would be talking about saving your breast, but now we're looking at whether we can save your life."

The whole thing's right here.