- File Size: 1083 KB
- Print Length: 199 pages
- Publisher: Original Writing (December 4, 2012)
- Publication Date: December 4, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00ALYQPRM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,891 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
An Inconvenient Year Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
This is the best, no nonsense, straight forward, humorous, painful account of the journey through the world of breast cancer that I have found.
I am recommending it to my mom, sister, and daughter so they can have a better sense of my journey that cancer has embarked me upon.
If you are among the 12 percent of women who will ride this train with the author and I, then I suggest you get a copy of this book before leaving the station.
The detail was helpful, but at times a burden to get through. A little more perspective from the children would have been a benefit.
Overall, very enlightening and I benefitted greatly by reading it as I now have a better understanding and appreciation for those unfortunate victims and their families who find themselves in a battle with this dreaded condition. I thank the writer for sharing her experience and feelings.
One should keep in mind that her diagnosis was an early stage 1 diagnosis, handled with a lumpectomy, followed by chemo and radiation therapies. This is one of those times where at the beginning of the book, there should be a statement saying "While this is one possible outcome, results are not typical and should not be taken as a guarantee of future success." In other words, breast cancer diagnoses fall over an entire spectrum; this is just one woman's journey.
As a story, it is rather well-organized, plain-spoken without a lot of "inside jargon". It is obvious that writing this book was a cathartic experience for Ms. Joye, and it is good she could share her experience. Since it is essentially non-fiction, how can one give a low rating to such a book? Her experience was what it was. I cannot tell whether the title is an example of typical British understatement, or if she really did just consider the whole thing to be an "Inconvenience". I'm not sure I could describe such a medical situation to be merely inconvenient.
From a structural standpoint, it could be better. Spelling and grammar (beyond just the Britishisms) could use another review. The pacing does get quite slow in some points, especially when Ms. Joye starts getting pensive and philosophical. She also repeats herself, often. That is what brings in the quality of a journal rather than a book.
Overall, three stars for this poignant story of one woman's battle with cancer.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved this book. As someone who was going through breast cancer at the time I was reading it, the book was a great companion for the journey. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Catherine Sims
Insightful and accurate. Great book for anyone facing cancer treatment or seeking insight into what the whole process is like from the patient's perspective.Published 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
Helped me not be so afraid of the future, with my recent diagnosis of breast cancer. Very encouraging and uplifting.Published 19 days ago by amy derby
I found this to be an interesting novel in regard to the journey Yvonne Joye went through when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Read morePublished 23 days ago by (ajk) avid reader
I bought this for my wife who is undergoing treatment.
When asked for her opinion of this book she said "It's just okay".
My sister is mid-treatment, and this book helped me get some insight into what she is going through and some also to her future.Published 1 month ago by Stacy Leslie (MFA)
So I thought it would be a good one to help me and at no point do I discount her journey; but unfortunately I couldn't get through this because of poor writing. Read morePublished 3 months ago by lyra
I was diagnosed with Stage 1A Breast Cancer earlier this year. This book tells the truth of what you feel from the moment of diagnosis thru your treatments. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jan
Having just gone through a year of breast cancer treatment and all associated with it makes this book amazing! Read morePublished 6 months ago by scooter
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