This is the book Alicia started Writing shortly before her cancer came back. I can honestly say I’ve never met a stronger or braver warrior in my life than my beautiful smile. If you’re interested in knowing how to navigate anything that may come your way in life then I promise you that you will learn from the wisdom contained in these pages. Of course her story did not end the way we wanted it to, but I don’t believe the story has ended at all. “Redefining victory” is something that we all must occasionally do. The wisdom contained in these pages will change your life and the lives of those you love, regardless of how your story may end. They have certainly helped me and will for the rest of my life.
Alicia’s husband, John
Alicia’s husband, John
I read it cover to cover, I couldn’t put it down! Absolutely an amazing read! I think your wife is my sister from another mother! I am also from Louisiana so I could relate to her!
Thank you John and Luke , I love it . One book is for me and one book for my friend Gretchen B. That I brought for Gretchen B. She will come over to visit me soon to get her book. I bet Gretchen B. Will love it to read. I bet she will excited to get the book that I brought for her too. Thank you John and Luke.
Loved her book. I lost my husband in 1998 to cancer after a two & half year fight. We had been at the Indianapolis racetrack for the 1997 mopor meet. I have a 1970 charger we were rebuilding & were there to get parts. My husband had been in remission at the time but passed before we got the charger finished. I still have it. I was so excited to meet you there & get your autograph! My heart goes out to you, for I have waked in you shoes!
After reading IN THE DRIVERS SEAT, you will know what a beautiful, strong and caring person Alicia was. She wanted to reach out to others about this journey to help them. This true story of Alicia and John sharing there faith, love, humor, and hope of redefining victory should be a movie on the big screen. Keep your tissues near by. Your going to need them. ~Charlene Jones~
Alicia is a true warrior! She fought a good fight, finished her course and kept the faith. A story everyone should read.
Thank you John for sharing Alicia‘s and your story. Prayers for you, your family and friends. My Mom was diagnosed with cancer. She went through radiation, but passed from complications stemming from the treatment. It will be 2 years this March since she passed. My Dad and I think of her everyday, although some days are harder than others. I am going to share this book with my friend who just got diagnosed with cancer. I hope she will find the courage and strength to be able to have her cancer Sit and Stay. Thank you for sharing Alicia’s story.
I bought the book and cd for my brother who had just lost his wife. They were both heartwarming and you can really feel the love you had for each other.
Just started reading the book so far it is really good very touching. Looking forward to finishing it.
Love the two CDs I purchased.
I learned so much more about a lady that is a spit-fire... firecracker... that had such a great outlook on life... has a relationship with the Lord, that most people would love to have... for she knew either outcome, she would have Victory in the end. Thank - you John for finishing this.
Love Love Love this Book.. ❤️
I ordered in the driver's seat because I have breast cancer
Been a fan since Dukes of Hazzard. I have been following your Facebook page since Alicia's death and your journey. This book is an amazing read documenting your experiences fighting the cancer battle. I could not put it down. I have lost many family members and friends to cancer. Alicia's brave fight, along with all her research, is priceless for those also on this journey! Hang in there. You are touching lots of people!!
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Well written book! Very moving!! Alicia was an amazing woman!! ❤️❤️❤️
Wow An Amazing Book... Hits Home... Touches The Heart & Soul... I knew it would be a tough read... i prepared myself... Had a box of tissues ready... but it was even more than i anticipated... Tears flowed but i was ready for that... it came to life for me... So Inspiring... Thank You For Sharing Both Your Hearts With Us :) <3 It Is A Very Heartfelt Book... She Is One Amazing Woman... And You Are One Amazing Man To Stand By Her Through It All... Once You Pick This Book Up... You Won't Be Able To Put It Down... Great Service As Always... Great Shopping Experience... Love The Shop... Love This Book... God Bless xxx
Mary Lou T.
So fast. Merry Christmas! Shipping amazing. Love the staff thank you
love reading about the journey that they were on. And how very brave she had to have been.
They told me that I would not receive till after Christmas and was delivered before that was wonderful because I bought 2 books (In the driver seat for) to give to friends that need to heal so John thank you.
Thanks John . I will read it . I love it . Thank you. John , you are good man and amazing talent . Keep up good work.your wife Alicia proud of you … thumb up. Thank you.
I have bought this as well the other 2 item for my sister. She love them. She really is a big fan. As I am. Got them just before Christmas. Which was awesome. Thank You John . and everyone there. Merry Christmas! God Bless
Alicia’s words are inspiring. It’s amazing how in the midst of her own battles she wants to help others. She & John set a great example of faith and hope. This book was well done and I’m thankful they’re sharing their experiences.
still new at this on line shopping....site was user friendly but i thought they would be autographed...now I know to make that request
I'm reading Alicia and John's book now and it is amazing. It Was really written with a lot of Heart and Courage. I'm really sorry for your loss. With deepest sympathy during this difficult time. Thoughts are always with you.
This book was so inspiring and heart felt! Emotional rollercoaster!! Thanks for sharing her story and yours!
I really liked the book. Thanks for sharing all of your Smile’s story both the good and the bad.
I totally related as I’m currently on my own journey with breast cancer. “Jesus, take the wheel” and “not my will, but yours”. Has given me peace. I know God is with me on this journey. God bless you and grant you his peace, knowing you will be reunited with Alicia someday
Cant wait to read the book
Karen/ Ren M.
I started reading In The Driver’s Seat last night and it was hard to quit reading. Easy read and like how Alicia was her own advocate for her health. Also, see as vital on how all affected John and his perspective. Love their support and true love for each other. Very special! I believe as Alicia, we do need to do own research and advocate for ourselves and others. What a strong, intelligent woman of faith. Looking forward to finishing book tonight. ❤️ Always praying for John and this journey we will live on. Day by day living. God bless you for sharing your Smile and blessed Alicia wrote too.
When I order from you it comes in a few days. Can't wait to read the book and listen to the CD. Reading your post on Facebook. Very inspiring and helpful. Praying for you ❤
Ordering was a breeze, the book was shipped in a timely fashion! Will definitely order again!
I loved the book could not put it down read it in one evening. Lost my husband 3 years ago they will always be with us. It's a whole completely new life nothing will ever be the same but, GOD has got this
This book is so good. It's like you are sitting down with Alicia having coffee. She shares her thoughts and feelings as she is fighting for her life. John adds his commentary too. It's a must read.
Thank you, John! I read the two chapters. Great reading! My heart broken what your lovely wife went thru. I thought of you sometimes. I pray for you. Be strong and be faithful. Picture of me and the snow! I love snow. Picture was taken a few years ago. Hope you like it God bless you, John.
Got my book yesterday and the CD. I cant wait to read this. I know its gonna be tough to read cause of what Alicia went through and the love and admiration John had for her is amazing! I think everyone should listen to the CD and you can hear and feel the emotion Johns pours into every song. Thanks for all you all do.
Very good book. It is interesting, informative and entertaining all at the same time. A heartwarming story that makes you feel as if you knew Alicia personally.
I read the book and couldn’t put it down. Very well written and spoke from the heart of not only Alicia, but all those involved with her medical journey. Highly recommend.
Mary Lou T.
What an amazing, heart-felt book. You need to have tissues nearby while reading about Alicia’s struggles in her fight with cancer. I love the way John wrote it out in alternating views from her perspective then his. This should be number one on NY Times best sellers list!
Cant wait to read the book.
Reading it now! can't put it down! I love all my Schneider stuff! Proud to wear everything I have purchased in this order and orders past! People ask me where I get my merchandise, I tell them!
Loved the book so sorry what you had to go through, Your wife was an amazing women.
Loved everything about it
I couldn't put it down. I've read it twice and I cried both times. Your Smile, Alicia was a brave woman. I only hope that I could have half her courage if faced with the same diagnosis. She lives in John. She lives just as we All will on that glorious day.
This was a quick, inspiring read. Thank you to Alicia and to you for sharing your experience and your path for handling this disease.
MARY E M.
I haven't received your book yet. and what app did you send me? Loox???? It took me 3 or 4 times just to get to this review page. Ordered this book November 25 for my husband. He does'nt usually read any type of book but he wanted to try your boo. Please find out what has happened. Order from: The John Schneider Studio Store Thank you for your purchase! Order CNH-32011165201 Thank you, MARY! Thanks for your order! I really appreciate your support of what my smile and I are doing here and promise to have your treasure in the mail as soon as possible. Please be patient though. As much as we’d like to be... we aren't Amazon. Allow 2 weeks for delivery. Bare with me as we do live at the end of a long dirt road and the nearest post office is a few miles away. Thanks again for your support of John SCHNEIDER STUDIOS! By the way... we take every precaution to make sure your item gets to you safely but the Postal Service doesn’t always. All sales are final and we can’t accept returns. John Even they haad notified USPS that a package was expected from your Studio.
Amazing book. I am going through similar experiences with my health and the system. Alicia's words are so real heartfelt. Thank you John, for making sure her story, and your story, was printed for all to read. Praying for all of us, "on this road."
I loved Alicia's book. She wrote it as if sitting across from me having a conversation. I couldn't put it down. Though the subject was tough, she wrote in a way that made it easy to follow and understand. Thank you for getting this published. Sharon Bary
Having had sarcoma surgery in 2012, could relate to so much of “Your Smile” experience about hurry up and get this scan, hurry get that scan, then hear, “oh it’s the holiday or weekend, you won’t hear results for a few days.” And the packed waiting rooms, then leave you alone in a little room to ponder/worry way too long about what they are going to say. Have followed your”C” You Tube sessions that you and Alicia did, saw you ask/looking for “my smile “ at the Christmas concert in South Pittsburg, the great times/memories at The Dunlap Mercantile. Thank you for finishing Alicia’s memoir that she started. But it’s not finished. She’s waiting patiently to say, “what took you so long”. “Go do! One step, one breath, one day at a time”
Janice B. P.
Enjoying my recent CD purchase and will be beginning the book soon. Recently dealing with abnormal mammogram results again myself after cancer diagnosis in 2001 and could not bring myself to begin. So thankful to say I received a good report after recent biopsy and will begin reading your book very soon. You remain in my thoughts and prayers as you continue to help others who are traveling the same road as you......
What a great book! I read it all within a few hours and feel I know Alicia better because of it. Thank you all!
My orders arrived quickly, loving the cbod. It works great. The book In The Drivers Seat. What a gem. Alicia & John share so much information about the journey they were on. She truly was paving the way for those behind her. I loved the book & would highly recommend it!
This is a wonderful book. It made me laugh and cry.
Quick delivery, easy ordering.
I have been a fan since Dukes. I now have all of the movies. I have watched to die fro over 30 times. I follow Johns updates on fakebook. But I jumped at the chance to learn more about Alicia. I am sure her book will help a lot of people. Just as Johns continued writings are helping those who have lost loved ones.
I bought the book, In The Drivers Seat! I literally could not put it down. I read the whole book in 3 days. Even though I knew how it the story ends it still broke my heart: “My Smile” was one tough lady! And we all need to remember to stay in “The Drivers Seat” when it comes to navigating the medical system. I recommend this book to everyone! But especially anyone who had a disease that requires a lot of medical intervention!
Ordering was a breeze!! And the shipping was super fast!! I have not had a chance to read it yet:( been busy with the holiday i rescued baby kittens. My hands are a little full. I purchased because I grew up watching The Dukes of Hazzard, and to let ya in on a secret...had a crush on Bo Duke. Lol. John, I have been following you since after your Smile passed. RIP Alicia. I am sure I will love the book! After all it's a art of you & her. Much Love... keep your head up, your Smile is up there xoxo
I read this book in less than 24 hours! I *never* do that. The open, insightful and compelling thoughts and clear conversational writing drew me in and wouldn’t let go. I’ve shared a link to the store with several who are on the cancer journey. Thanks for your conviction that this story had to be told.
The book was fabulous…..a look into her journal of going through this horrible cancer with her husband by her side …the bravery of sharing this intimate part of her life …and both through this battle …and somehow she knowing possibly giving strength to others going through this battle by sharing and yet redefines what we are going through (loss)and this will be with us in our new journeys forever with our memories and I do believe it helps and gives us the strength to pay it forward by helping ones going through what we are going through Thank You
Such an important book worth a read from everyone.
Totally enjoyed the book even though I knew it would have a sad ending. I think it will help many people try to search for alternative treatments. You have a beautiful love story. I enjoy your writings on facebook, I am sure you are inspiring many people!
My husband and i both are traveling down this road of CANCER, this is my third time. Reading about someone else’s experience gives us inspiration and hope no matter that it’s a different type of cancer, hope is hope
Everything I buy from john Schneider JSS.. Is amazing!!
An amazing person gone too soon. A special love story.
I can't put the book down. I think I cried by the third page.
Very informative and beautifully written. I read it in 2 nights. She is a brave and beautiful woman. God Bless
I received the book this week, but haven't finished reading it yet. I love the book!
This book....where do I start? I read it in one day. It reads so well that I can almost hear Alicia telling the story in her own voice. What an amazing woman!!! She cared for others more than herself. I cannot wait to meet her someday and I am sure she is the same as she says "on earth as it is in Heaven!" Buy this book!!!!
So far so good on this book but I haven’t read much of it yet. I’m sure it’s pretty good though and kind of triggered me because I had cancer last year and I really didn’t have any support so at least it didn’t take very long to get the diagnosis and have surgery And be cancer free it’s been over a year and I’m still cancer free. I don’t have to have any chemo radiation. I had uterine cancer but we caught it really early so I was interested in reading her book in case God forbid something should happen again maybe I’ll be a little more prepared , and a little more proactive
I read the whole book in one setting! I am truly sorry John lost his Smile! The pain that Alecia went through I could not imagine! I know she is happy and pain free with Father in heaven! I loved everything about the book!
Great story, I gave it as a gift to my wife and she loves It. Thanks
Brenda V D.
A profound message for us all, a universal truth. Stuart Chandler
Certainly, here's a revised version: --- I received my book a couple of days ago, but unfortunately, due to the weather, I was only able to pick it up from my mailbox today. I'm eager to begin reading this journey of love and loss. As God's children, we believe that everything in life has a purpose. While I haven't experienced the loss of a husband, I did lose my father over 30 years ago, and the pain still feels fresh. I've learned to navigate life without his physical presence, but the ache endures. I can't fully comprehend what Mr. Schneider is going through, but I believe that with time, he will heal, glean wisdom from this experience, and reunite with his loved one in heaven. May God keep everyone safe, bringing peace and strength to continue forward on this path.
I can’t wait to read!
I received In The Drivers Seat. I started reading it right away and couldn’t put the book down. It is perfectly written yet sad. I wish I could have met your beautiful Smile. I will read this with a heavy heart and many many thanks for sharing her story with us. God bless you as well as beautiful Alicia.
Keep making great movies and products!!
I’ve been excited to receive this book , it’s a very nice quality and really great customer service I received it very quickly and in great condition. Thank you for making such a nice product I’ve been a fan of yours for years .
I finished “In The Driver’s Seat” in a little over 4 hours, it is an AMAZING book! It is well-written. I love the perspective readers have of Alicia as she navigates the health care system. This book allowed me to see through Alicia’s eyes what patients go through in our health care system. As a mental health care manager I hope to be able to pass on what I’ve learned from this book to clients who are facing health issues.
Just started reading the book. Have not listened to the CD yet
I have not yet received my book but I have no dought it will be great Looking forward to receiving it. William
I just got this. I'll read it after I cook supper.oh, so special to me. So glad that I got to meet that treasure beyond measure. ,Alicia.
Mary Lou T.
I buy and love all of John’s products. “We’re Still Us” is very special CD as John out all his heart and love into it. Highly recommended! Thank you!
Quick and amazing service. Can't wait to start reading.
I had a great experience with ordering on line from Miss Shirley l normally don't shop online but had no trouble
I bought this for my sister Nicole for Christmas. Didn't receive it yet but it was shipped.
bought the book in the drivers seat waiting for it will be here monday cant wait to read it
I ordered the book cause I have been through breast cancer 2 times and I’m going through cancer for my 3 rd time now in my saliva glands I’ve had surgery 2 times with saliva gland and getting ready to start radiation so I’m excited to read this book and Alicia story
Loved the album We’re Stii Us. Proves you are still grieving but have come a long way. I can’t way to read the book. God Bless you John!!
First time ordering