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Five Lessons I Didn't Learn From Breast Cancer (And One Big One I Did) Audio CD – Audiobook, CD
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Top Customer Reviews
Lewis tells you the truth about breast cancer: it's OK to feel however you do, optimistic or lousy. That you didn't get this disease because somehow you asked for it (and if someone implies you did, you can cheerfully tell them where to stick it). That having a bad or negative attitude or feeling depressed on occasion is perfectly normal, and it won't kill you. That whatever decisions you make about how to deal with your disease are OK, so long as you are the one driving the bus--even if that means putting yourself in the hands of a team of physicians you utterly trust and doing whatever they say. There are no do's-and-don'ts here about chemo, radiation, hair loss, breast reconstruction, anything--the message here is that each person's situation is unique, and each choice is uniquely one's own.Read more ›
This book has made me rethink my advice to first time offenders. It is certainly the most honest book I have read about this awful disease. I highly recommend it to any breast cancer patient or family member of patient.
When I first found this book on Amazon, I read the synopsis and excerpts to my husband. We were both in tears from hysterical laughter! I anxiously awaited the book and immediately dove into the pages when it arrived. I read most of it aloud to my husband, who laughed along with me, giving us a much needed therapeutic break. As my husband and I further discussed excerpts, I learned details about his perspective, about which I had never thought. I was able to see I had unknowingly been insensitive in certain instances. This book served as a wonderful catalyst for discussion.
Ms. Lewis states her case clearly and adeptly. The writing is exceptional, and the read is easy and light. As a writer myself, this book served as a wonderful source of inspiration. It certainly tops my list of favorites!
I want to thank Ms. Lewis for having the guts to be honest about this very sensitive topic. There is an immense amount of pressure on patients, "survivors", and caregivers to "sugar-coat" the realities of cancer. In my opinion, her candid approach is much more therapeutic and helpful in the end. I encourage anyone going through a cancer experience to read this book. It is a valuable resource for patients, caregivers, family, and friends.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I finished reading this book in the Mayo Clinic Gonda Building awaiting my 3 month-after-chemo check up appointment with my nurse practitioner. Read morePublished on November 22, 2013 by kbirdlincoln
The basic premise of Shelley's book is that not everyone has a huge spiritual epiphany from breast cancer. Read morePublished on June 17, 2012 by M. Thorner
This did not give me any insight or help or even good information on dealing with the disease. Looked like she was just trying to make easy money selling the book. Read morePublished on April 25, 2012 by Amazon Customer
After my diagnosis of breast cancer a friend gave me Dr. Susan Love's excellent book. I bought or was given many more cancer books of mixed quality and utility. Read morePublished on April 8, 2012 by J R Nelson
Having just gone through this myself, I loved finding someone who gets it! Being strong for everyone else, I could read and let down my guard, crying and laughing and reading the... Read morePublished on August 29, 2010 by patti
While I was reading this book, I noticed that I felt more down about having breast cancer than I did before I started reading it. Read morePublished on March 18, 2010 by Carolyn
After reading the book, definitely felt more down than before. Author's cynicism and harsh judgment of others was not what I expected. Read morePublished on March 2, 2010 by Grandmother of 8
I was truly disappointed in this book. The author was full of foul language, whining and other peoples advice. Read morePublished on February 28, 2010 by M. Green
A good book tells you what to do...a GREAT book gets you to decide what to do for yourself...this is a great book for survivors of breast cancer. Read morePublished on February 20, 2010 by Marcia T. S. Owens