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A Bump in the Road


At just eighteen years old, Author Michael Caprio was diagnosed with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis, a rare genetic form of colorectal cancer that accounts for only 0.5 percent of all colorectal cancer cases in the United States. After enduring two life-saving operations Michael has since made a full recovery and has become an author, advocate, leader, change maker, and podcast guest in the spaces of mental health and colorectal cancer. 

Michael's mission when writing his memoir was to bring awareness to his rare condition, colorectal cancers in general & mental health issues as well since a large part of his recovery was mental, as much as it was physical. 

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Taylor Kickbush, Author of "Endless in August"

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Carly Newberg, Author of "Good Enough

A Bump in the Road is a moving and informative biography revealing the detriments of a rare genetic disease, its life-long impacts, and how its unfortunate discovery has taught the author to do more than simply exist. In these pages Caprio gracefully unravels his personal pathways to resilience, persistence, and how to live -- a reminder we all need time and time again. A Bump in the Road will be your real-world inspiration for starting life now and never looking back.

Mike Caprio's resiliency is an influential reminder to not let pain from painful circumstances dictate your future. Through his own story, he walks with readers through the convincing lie I'm not good enough, before sweeping them off their feet to find a new beginning and courageously move forward.

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Lauren Stikeleather, Author of "A Mixing Pot of Poems for Thought"

Caprio tells a rare story in a relatable way— reading his words makes you feel as though you know him personally. His story is honest, introspective, and completely captivating. I was deeply moved to read about such a difficult but triumphant journey.

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