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99 Problems but a Baby Ain't One - A Memoir about Cancer, Adoption, and My Love for Jay-Z [Kindle Edition]

Megan Silianoff
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Megan Silianoff, age twenty-eight, is the girl next door - assuming you live downtown Chicago. She is recently married, shops at Urban Outfitters, gets together with college friends for book club, and watches a lot of Rachels on TV (Rachel Zoe, Rachel Bilson, Rachel Green.)

In the fall of 2010, she undergoes routine surgery for a cyst on her ovary and wakes up to learn she has ovarian cancer. Horrified by the way her friends and family fall apart upon hearing the news, Megan realizes she has to keep it together for their benefit. She updates them through her blog about your ongoing prognosis (which includes a move to Houston,Texas) as well as her ensuing adoption saga (she names the baby after Jay Z), dishing details in a manner that is irreverent, informative, and hilarious.

99 Problems but a Baby Ain't One is a fun and entertaining memoir despite its traditionally somber subject matter. You'll probably cry when you read it, but only because you're laughing so hard.

Editorial Reviews


This book is beautiful and hilarious. I laughed out loud on a regular basis - which burns calories so it's a weight loss book as well. --Lydia Criss Mays, Phd, Author of The Giving Me Series

About the Author

Megan Silianoff is best known for her blog, Greetings from Texas. This memoir is her debut book.

Product Details

  • File Size: 552 KB
  • Print Length: 195 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Brown Book Small Press (July 29, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #139,481 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorites! October 1, 2013
By LCMays
Author Megan Silianoff has made us laugh, reflect, grow, and most of all consistently see beautiful. In her hilarious and beautifully crafted memoir, Megan continues down her path of inspiring others through laughter and tears (NOTE: tears stream from laughter).

In her memoir (that we've already purchased 10 copies of and found it wasn't nearly enough), Megan Silianoff tells is like it is...well, if you're talking about cancer, adoption, and of course, Jay-Z. She has witty, brilliant stuff to say about meds, fashion, blogging, food and travel too.

This book is one that's near and dear to our hearts and left us seeing beautiful in so many ways. We were honored to feature it as our See Beautiful book of the month. Now you need it. You'll be proud to have it shining on your bookshelf.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you can't laugh you cry September 30, 2013
As an Emergency room and ICU nurse I understand the stress and implications that go with a cancer diagnosis. However; my view is very different than what the patient goes through. I can only imagine the stress, fear and sadness my patients go through. Megan does an amazing job of bringing it to life. I am blessed I have never had to deal with all that comes with a cancer diagnosis. Megan not only brings it to a head, but puts an astonishing humor to it. As a nurse I use humor to disguise the true feelings that encompass disease, death and fear. It's a natural reaction that nurses use to deal with the daily sadness and fear of what our patients deal with on a daily basis. Megan so eloquently turns this fear and sadness into something we can all relate to. You know the saying, "If you cant laugh you cry"? well Megan does that in this book. From her trials and tribulations from Cancer to the process of adoption, she takes you through in a way that one can only make the best of situations. She went through hell and back, but whats different about her story is that she makes you laugh. Laughter is the only thing in my 12 years of nursing that makes this journey possible.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read! September 20, 2013
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LOVED it. Great read. Couldn't put the book down, read it in one night. Also great book for a book club! Highly recommend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Adam R.
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99 Problems but a Baby Ain't One contains a lesson that humor can play a powerful influence on attitude and outlook. Navigating treatment options and anxiety of cancer along with clearing the red tape of adoption aren't light hearted subjects yet I laughed pretty darn hard throughout this book. The combination of the author's perspective followed by comments posted on her blog made for a very entertaining read. Megan has both the gift of gab and the pen.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great read, highly recommend October 1, 2013
By barbie
This author has a great sense of humor. If you like a good laugh, this book is for you! Highly recommend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!!! October 1, 2013
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I read this book in one sitting as I couldn't put it down. I laughed and I cried. I would highly recommend this book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 99 Problems but Megan's book ain't one October 1, 2013
By Megan
Funny, honest

This book is full of ups and downs- very honest and totally funny.
Megan doesn't take herself too seriously and she is easy to relate to. Check it out!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enlightening October 1, 2013
Prior to reading:
Didn't get: *Book Blog, Love for Jay Z
Did grasp: *Cancer, Adaption, Family, Medical Industry
Smart, funny, entertaining and educating

Ms. Silianoff took me down a road in her lifetime that made me laugh out loud, sob out loud and in the end yearn for more of her life story telling. I want to know how her family deals with all life has to offer. Thank you for making my life richer.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars So So
The book was funny in parts. Didn't much get into the emotional aspects of dealing with cancer and the loss of reproductive abilities. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Keila R. Young
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing book...honest, real, funny
Such an honest funny and real book. At some points you want to laugh and some you want to cry. Shows you to stay positive through everything and it'll all be ok. Loved this book!
Published 6 months ago by JBW
5.0 out of 5 stars It was worth it
I read this book while on the bus and loved every minute of it! I was so engrossed that when I saw a friend get on the bus I ignored her and kept my head down so I could continue... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Lauren Gavin
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone should read this amazing book:)
Megan is a very talented writer-this book will make you laugh and cry as you join her on her journey through her recent struggles and triumphs. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Amber Forster
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy, fun and informative read.
As many know, the process of adoption can be long and challenging. I appreciate this writer's approach and her use of humor to explain both her story while inspiring others... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Shari
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect
I'm only halfway through, but i keep finding myself laugh. 3 times today I've run to the back of the office (yes, i'm reading it at work, which if you read her resume, is quite... Read more
Published 10 months ago by kendra sands
5.0 out of 5 stars An Amazing,Uplifting Must Read!!!!
As a cancer survivor, I completely appreciated and enjoyed 99 Problems but a Baby Ain't One! It was inspiring, uplifting, honest and hilarious!!!! Read more
Published 13 months ago by Denise Hazen
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
Megan Silianoff uses her wit and humor to share her story of cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery, as well as its impact on her fertility. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Texasavidreader
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book - Funny + Sweet
Reading Megan's book is like talking to your best friend, or the best friend you wish you had. The format of the book with comments from friends + family along the way kept me... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Alicia Kenney
5.0 out of 5 stars It took me by surprise!
Cancer is usually not a laughing matter, but Megan has such a fresh and optimistic outlook on life that she finds humor in it. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Tamara L. Minuti
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