Dangerous Boobies: Breaking Up with My Time-Bomb Breasts (Paperback)

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By Caitlin Brodnick, Rachel Bloom (Foreword by)
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After watching too many family members die of cancer, at age 28, public speaker and comedian Caitlin Brodnick was tested for the BRCA1 gene mutation and tested positive, indicating an 87% chance she'd likely be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. She had a preventative double mastectomy, thereby becoming an everywoman's Angelina Jolie.
Dangerous Boobies: Breaking Up with My Time-Bomb Breasts goes in depth into her experience from testing to surgery and on to recovery. With a warm, funny, and approachable voice, Caitlin tells readers the full story, even sharing what it was like to go from a size 32G bra--giant, for a woman who is barely over five feet tall --to a 32C. Engaging and open, she admits to having hated her breasts long before her surgery, and enjoying the process of "designing" her new breasts, from the shape of the breasts to the size and color of the nipples.
While Caitlin's primary narrative explores the BRCA gene and breast cancer, her story is also one about body acceptance and what it takes to be confident with and in charge of one's body. Her speaking engagements and comedy routines have shown that the wider topic of breasts, breast size, and personal identity is resonating with younger readers.

About the Author


CAITLIN BRODNICK is a public speaker, comedian, and performer in New York City. Her stories have been featured in Glamour and on the MOTH podcast. As a breast cancer awareness advocate, she works closely with Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital, helping to connect with other women who are BRCA positive. RACHEL BLOOM is a comedian, actress, writer, and singer in Los Angeles. She stars in the TV series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on the CW Network and earned a Golden Globe and a Critics Choice award. She was named comic to watch by Cosmopolitan.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781580056755
ISBN-10: 158005675X
Publisher: Seal Press (CA)
Publication Date: September 12th, 2017
Pages: 256
Language: English