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Diane Shader Smith talks about the new book, Salt in My Soul, the published diaries of her daughter, Mallory Smith—a remarkable young woman who was determined to lead a meaningful and happy life despite her struggle with cystic fibrosis. Though Mallory passed away at the age of 25, her legacy of courage and insistence on embracing life to the fullest live on through her words. The Los Angeles Times called the book, “so much more than a journey of illness and mortality. Mallory’s writing blossoms from the precocious philosophizing of a driven teenager grappling with a serious disease into the exquisitely nuanced chronicle of a terrified but hopeful young woman whose life was beginning and ending, all at once.”