Lopsided: A Memoir (Paperback)

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“This is an honest account of what it is like to have and survive breast cancer. Yet the author puts in the humorous side as well. I hope this is read by every woman so she can be prepared if she faces a diagnosis of cancer.”
— Catherine Carpenter, Cate's Books and Stuff, Louisiana, MO


By the age of thirty -four , Meredith Norton had been a hymnal editor, art restorer, game-show producer, and a public school teacher. She'd even lived in a tree house and shepherded goats in Minorca. But none of these unusual experiences prepared her for the most dramatic turn her life would take: the diagnosis of an aggressive form of breast cancer. In this brilliantly funny and irreverent memoir, Norton approaches the disease with a refreshing combination of humor and tenacity, railing against victimhood and self-pity and refusing to become a stereotype.

Told with a razor-sharp wit akin to David Sedaris and Augusten Burroughs, Lopsided is most definitely not a typical cancer memoir; it's the bitingly funny debut of a natural-born social observer.

Praise For…

" Less a cancer survival guide and more a lovably unfiltered e-mail from a hilarious friend."

" Norton [offers an] assured tone, keen eye and dry wit. I hope to encounter this clear, incisive, highly amusing voice again. Soon."
-The Orlando Sentinel

"A truly elegant memoir."
-O, The Oprah Magazine

" Norton strikes a successful balance between light and heavy, keeping her audience consistently engaged."
-San Francisco Chronicle
Product Details
ISBN: 9780143115632
ISBN-10: 0143115634
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: May 26th, 2009
Pages: 224
Language: English