Jake Bailey

In 2015 Jake Bailey was diagnosed with stage 4 Burkitt’s Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Now in remission, his journey is teaching us all how to live.



In May 2017, alongside Penguin Random House, Jake released a 270 page account of his story, and everything he learnt along the way. This book rocketed to the top of the charts in New Zealand, cementing its place as a #1 bestseller.

In this remarkably honest account of his illness, treatment and recovery, Jake shares all that the experience has taught him. 'Before I got sick I was dying to get home from school. I was dying for the weekends. I was dying for the school holidays, and then before I knew it I was dying in Christchurch Hospital.' 

Confronting the possibility of death has led Jake to re-evaluate all that he took for granted in life and to encourage others to do the same. His book is an uplifting call to action to people of all ages.

Available on Amazon and in all good book stores now.