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Lopsided: How Having Breast Cancer Can Be Really Distracting Hardcover – June 12, 2008
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You can't help but fall in love with Meredith, this quirky character who doesn't take herself seriously and seems like just the kind of person I'd love (or be) in real life. Her battles are real but her wit is what moved me. I laughed out loud several times. I know, how is cancer funny? But you just have to read it for yourself. Really. You have to!
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What a life too: Norton has piles of ridiculous personal stories that spice up the tale, such as her stories about her hardboiled mom and Cosby-style dad, plus enough crazy friends to fill up a football stadium. Norton's deft avoidance of saccharine-sweet cheese keeps this book true, clearing room for her humorous meditations to strike.
The book is not for everyone. The occasionally coarse language is one reason, and another is that it's not intended to be an "inspirational" memoir, which some desire or need. (I thought of giving it to one friend with terminal cancer, and decided against it.) But to those who can handle it, you will be left wanting more in-depth versions of each salacious anecdote!
I think it's a great companion to Adam Gopnik's "Paris to the Moon" -- both offer hilarious inside looks at the French-American tete-a-tete in our modern world.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very funny memoir. A good book for one with breast cancer and those caring for her/him. Lots of good information about breast cancer and treatment in a funny presentation. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Kathy
I had hoped this would be a pick-me-up for my sister, who has breast cancer. Sadly, nothing in it was light-hearted.Published on August 25, 2013 by arubagal
This book was one of the best nonfiction books I have ever read. It was the best memoir I've ever read by far. Read morePublished on November 7, 2010 by Lauren Roberts
Okay, honestly I read this book about 2 weeks ago. I don't remember anything about it, which says a lot about this book. Read morePublished on April 9, 2010 by Desiree Liu
I couldn't believe I got this order in such a short time. Very pleased with merchant.Published on November 27, 2009 by Judith J. Miller
Typically, when I read a book, I look for a message or a theme. At first I thought this book may be about personal growth. Then I thought maybe it contained some sort of advice. Read morePublished on September 8, 2009 by Dog-eared
Norton chronicles her unilateral mastectomy ["What was left of my chest, my lone boob, served no purpose whatsoever but presented plenty of problems. Read morePublished on September 4, 2009 by Amy Steele
Meredith is trying to figure life out. She's a free spirit who is constantly following her whims. When she finally decides to settle down, she's in Paris with her husband and they... Read morePublished on August 23, 2009 by bridget3420
I'm not sure what I expected from this book (although it was promoted as Sedaris-like, so they had me there). That part disappoints, as Norton is not all that funny. Read morePublished on June 20, 2009 by N. Adams