O, The Oprah Magazine
By including touches of wit and sarcasm, Norton strikes a successful balance between light and heavy, keeping her audience consistently engaged.
San Francisco Chronicle
If you seek to be moved to laughter, that is look no further than newbie Meredith Nortons memoir, Lopsided: How Having Breast Cancer Can Be Really Distracting. Her victimless approach doesnt sugarcoat the experience but rather brings to light hilarious universals (e.g., constant Lance Armstrong mentions from friends and family).
Lopsided is fantastic. I read it in one sitting, and it completely swallowed me up. For one entire day, a girl I dont know and never met became my best friend, and I have not been able to stop thinking about her since. LOPSIDED is powerful, funny, courageous, and moving, but most of all, it is human.
Laurie Notaro, author of The Idiot Girls Action-Adventure Club
...wise, humorous memoir...Her disarming frankness renders the book less a cancer survival guide and more a lovably unfiltered e-mail from a hilarious friend. There has not been a funnier, more honest cancer account in recent memory.
I hope to encounter this clear, incisive, highly amusing voice again. Soon.
Norton is one plucky dame, and she displays a sharp eye for the human condition...[she]calls herself a storyteller, and the tale she has crafted from a life-altering event is indeed hard to put down
[Lopsided] crackle[s] with heartfelt intensity and irreverence.
Her tone may be facetious, her language colorful, and her distractions gritty (readers will gasp at the taxidermy activities of a former neighbor), but her view of cancer (funny and irreverent) and her place in the world (she found herself waiting for a miracle. Not a miracle to save my life, but the miracle to make something of it) will make readers stand up and cheer. Highly recommended
Meredith Norton gives marvelous new meaning to the phrase a sick sense of humor. And her lippy, lovable, sharp-shooting story will find your heartstrings by way of your funny bone. This isnt Chicken Soup for the soul; its Tabasco. Fans of David Sedaris should fall to their knees and worship this book. LOPSIDED is, hands down, the best new memoir that Ive read in ages.
Koren Zailckas, author of Smashed --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.