Laura Holmes Haddad - This Is Cancer (Corte Madera)

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 4:00pm

Cancer is indiscriminate. It cares little for class, creed or color. Its patients are literally everywhere. When Laura Holmes Haddad was diagnosed, she discovered shelf upon shelf of overly-earnest, somber, gray survival books, and knew there had to be a better way. This Is Cancer is the thoughtful, informative fabulous-looking result for those who prefer their pathos with equal parts humor and reality and a touch of flair. A “what to expect when you’re expecting” book for the diagnosis you don’t want but are stuck with, This Is Cancer is the book that patients keep in their “heading to the hospital bag,” because it’s the only one that tells them what’s going on and keeps them company.

Including such useful snippets as:

• There is no limit to what you will put yourself through when told it might save your life.
• Stay away from the Internet. And don’t let anyone tell you “what they looked up” about your diagnosis.
• You’ll be surrounded by people but you’ll feel lonely, and alone, sometimes.
• Lexapro is Tylenol for the soul.
• If you don’t like your doctor(s), find new ones. You will feel somewhat at the mercy of them, like they hold the key to your mortality, but in fact more than one doctor can potentially save you and some are nice and some are mean.

Whether you or your loved ones want a primer full of useful information in an easy to reference format or a friendly and comforting read, the honest, grave, and mordantly funny stories and tips from young survivors will bring you the real intel and advice that you need most during this tremendously difficult time.

Laura is the author of Anything But Chardonnay: A Guide to the Other Grapes and co-author of Pure Flavor: 125 Fresh, All-American Recipes from the Pacific Northwest, Lulu Powers, Food to Flowers: Simple, Stylish Food for Easy Entertaining, Anna Getty’s Easy Green Organic, and I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas. After a three-year battle with breast cancer, Laura began writing about cancer and speaking about patient advocacy.

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
This Is Cancer: Everything You Need to Know, from the Waiting Room to the Bedroom Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781580056267
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Seal Press (CA) - October 18th, 2016

Cancer is indiscriminate. It cares little for class, creed or color. Its patients are literally everywhere. When Laura Holmes Haddad was diagnosed, she discovered shelf upon shelf of overly-earnest, somber, gray survival books, and knew there had to be a better way.