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Rebecca Durkin, author of Chemo on the Rocks: My Great Alaskan Misadventure, and her short story, Behind the Smile, is known for her candor and sense of humor. Rebecca is a featured speaker/creative trainer for an annual women’s retreat in California, where she shares her experiences and provides writing ideas. She is also a volunteer for the Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women's Lives ® program for the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. The program brings ovarian cancer survivors into the classroom where they present their unique stories along with facts about the disease to future physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and physicians assistants. Rebecca spent the majority of her life living on the edge of the shore, first on Whidbey Island, Washington and then in rainy Ketchikan, Alaska where she lived a waterlogged existence for almost thirty years. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest where she enjoys road trips with her husband, hanging with her adult children, playing with her three Bichons, and finding the humor in everyday life.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 178 pages
  • Publisher: Christine F.\Anderson#Publishing & Media; First Edition edition (September 25, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0692299491
  • ISBN-13: 978-0692299494
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,853,228 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I just finished reading this wonderful book. Becky really nails the cancer experience. She is warm and witty while dealing with a very serious subject. She is a survivor in every sense of the word. If you or a loved one is diagnosed, this is a must read. If not, this is still an excellent example of how the human spirit endures in the most difficult of circumstances. I highly recommend this book with absolutely no reservations.
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By George: I went to high school with Becky and worked for her dad way back in the 70s and 80s. We lost touch with each other until fairly recently; when we did meet up again I was so happy to see her familiar smile and humor, the Becky I always remembered.
So imagine my surprise when reading her book to find out about all she has endured. She talks about her insecurities, her adventures, her relationships, and her battles with a disease I cannot even imagine. I would think such experiences would have a lasting visible effect, but there was Becky just like always. Throughout the book her humor and strength show through, even when taking her biggest hits. Bouts with ovarian cancer play a big role in shaping Becky's path through life, but certainly do not rule it. She clearly wants more than to be just a cancer victim and the book stays true to that theme, putting the disease in perspective in her life as a whole without minimizing it or wallowing in it. Becky comes off as a complete person in the book, just as she does in real life! This is a story of staying yourself no matter what life throws at you. I'm so glad she has remained herself, and wrote her book to show it can be done.
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I know Becky personally, and my family is mentioned in this book. It is a very personal story told with a lot of humor. She is a great storyteller
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Blatantly honest and heart warming as the author carefully blends the horrors of a malicious disease with a lightheartedness that transcends reason. Pushed beyond endurance, she endured. Horrified, she pushed on, fighting not only for her life but for her future children of which she had no idea, only hope. The interesting thing to me was Rebecca (Becky) bloomed and overcame such an ordeal. Be with her as she climbs the hills of the Alaskan town clinging to the hillside of the fishing village below. See her receive her first dog "Slippers," and mourn his passing. View her mother's silently moving lips in prayer during the most delicate moments and hear the knitting needles as she knits Becky something to keep her warm and comforted. Watch as her dad silently does loving things for his only daughter. Beyond this, the great (my word) men she married, the good (also my word) jobs she had, the people who cared are all there with adventures that tried to snuff her life out more than once. Her sparking personality is most difficult to explain. Read it for yourself and see. I don't think you'll be disappointed!
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By Vicki W. on September 30, 2014
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What an amazing story of a young women's battle with not only cancer but depression. The highs and lows of marriage, divorce, birth of children and fear of cancer again and overcoming! I know this author but never knew her story & now I do and words escape me! Thank you Becky for sharing your story, you are a very special lady!
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By Billie Bond on September 14, 2015
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This is a wonderful story of a woman's journey with the ups and downs of a life she is destined to live while fighting ovarian cancer being her main focus.
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Chemo on the Rocks review
FIVE STARS
First off, I have read the other reviews and some of them were written by people known to the author. I declare that I have never met Rebecca Durkin and am making my judgement purely on what is between the covers of Chemo on the Rocks.
Wow, what a subject for a book. We all have something in us that says approach the cancer subject with care – as though it were contagious. It’s a subject we avoid because of inner fears. People who’ve had it often don’t want to talk, just like those traumatized war veterans don’t want to discuss the carnage they saw.
Rebecca Durkin breaks down the cancer barrier, and hold still, reader, this does not mean that her memoir is stuffed with misery and pathos. Far from it, she generates wide smiles and wry grins while looking at some of the more drastic effects of ovarian tumors. She finds irony and ridicule along the route of her treatment and some of the reactions of the people involved. Much of it happened in Ketchikan, Alaska, which she likens to Alcatraz. The Birdman himself could not have felt more lonely and isolated.
I was left not sad for Rebecca, although sympathy is due, but more like uplifted because what came across was the courage, fortitude and determination of an admirable lady. I’m so glad that she is with us to tell the tale. I’m sure other sufferers will benefit from her candor.
If you’re still worried about how all this will read, then you need to know about Rebecca’s fluent style. Just sample some of the phraseology from her own description of the book:
“Chemo on the Rocks is a hard-fought battle in the fallopian trenches.”
“She prematurely crashes onto Mount Hysteria and wanders aimlessly through the Hormone War Zone.”
Take a break from the thrillers and fantasies and enjoy, yes enjoy, a dramatic true story.
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