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Product Details

  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: HCI (October 2, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0757316638
  • ISBN-13: 978-0757316630
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,938,813 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Lauren Terrazzano was a journalist for Newsday‚--îpart of two Pulitzer-winning reporting teams‚--îwho died of lung cancer before she turned 40. Her father chronicles her life as she battled the illness, using excerpts from a series of columns she wrote for Newsday: "Note that the name of this column is Life, with Cancer. The emphasis is on ‚--òlife.'" Her sense of humor remained intact during much of her illness. "‚--¶after the nurse would leave her with the morphine lollipop in her mouth, she was apt to twirl it around her mouth, turn to one of her friends, and proceed to do her best Shirley Temple imitation, singing: On the mor-phine lol-li-pop‚--¶" Terrazzano also lets the reader share in Lauren's many investigative stories (from air crashes to senior abuse) and her strong desire to make a difference. Critical moments include the confirmation of the diagnosis ("she was still holding out hope th everything would work out for the best") and the drastic treatment: removal of her right lung. Terrazzano's pain comes through and so does Lauren's courage, humor, and realism in the face of her deadly disease. Agent: Linda Konner, Linda Konner Literary Agency,

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Life, with Cancer: The Lauren Terrazzano Story
Frank Terrazzano and Paul Lonardo, foreword by Anna Q uindlen. HCI, $16.95 trade paper (312p) ISBN 978-0-7573-1663-0

Lauren Terrazzano was a journalist for Newsday—part of two Pulitzer-winning reporting teams—who died of lung cancer before she turned 40. Her father chronicles her life as she battled the illness, using excerpts from a series of columns she wrote for Newsday...Terrazzano also lets the reader share in Lauren's many investigative stories (from air crashes to senior abuse) and her strong desire to make a difference. Critical moments include the confirmation of the diagnosis and the drastic treatment: removal of her right lung. Terrazzano's pain comes through and so does Lauren's courage, humor, and realism in the face of her deadly disease.

--Publishers Weekly

(Publishers Weekly Publishers Weekly)

"People we love sometimes have the power to turn the experience of dying into a breathtaking gift for those left behind. That's what happened for the friends and family of Lauren Terrazzano. A journalist, she chronicled her experience with lung cancer in the pages of Newsday. Now, her father, Frank Terrazzano, and Paul Lonardo have compiled those columns and the reflections and responses of the writer's loved ones. It's a story to truly touch the heart."

--Adele Symonds, Wordpress

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bennet Pomerantz VINE VOICE on November 7, 2012
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Frank Terrazano was a guest on Ashley Fountainne's wonderful radio show, [...]

Lauren Terrazano was a journalist who battled cancer with hope and life. Whereas most books about cancer seem down and depressing. This book was written with life and hope.

Written by father, Frank, this book is about a journalist who gave her heart and put it on the page. When she was diagnosed with cancer of the lungs, she took a high road and wrote a blog and a Newsday column called Life , with cancer.

This was as powerful pieces of work. Lauren brought her works to the human factor, rather than talk medicalese. She break down the ideals of cancer into something people can understand

Lung cancer seem to be a disease that is effecting women more and more these days. what makes this more and more powerful Lauren addressed this in her blog and her columns.

If you have cancer, friends or family who have cancer or just want to read something positive, this book is one you should read

Bennet Pomerantz
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Diane M Casazza on November 12, 2012
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I went to high school with Lauren and my best friend lived in her neighborhood. I always knew Lauren was bright, friendly and had a great personality. I was a year older and lost touch after I graduated. I was very saddened when I learned of Lauren's illness in an article I read. Our local newspaper ran an article recently about this book coming out. I was extremely interested to learn more about Lauren's life and what she had accomplished. The book was very interesting and covered both her personal and professional life. I was very impressed with all that she accomplished. The book was easy to follow and written with much love by her Dad.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Christine on November 2, 2012
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This book is very well written and gives such an accurate view of how life changes after a lung cancer diagnosis.

As a lung cancer patient advocate I was impressed with the factual aspects shared through Lauren's story.

I truly enjoyed this book and recommend it highly.
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The Lauren Terrazzano Story was a profile of a courageous and caring young lady who wrote about a long battle
with cancer. A truly altruistic reporter for 14 years, she wrote about and championed causes about child & elderly
societal abuse.

Lauren defined exactly what her struggle with this horrible disease entailed, writing about all aspects of her fight.
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