Making The Breast of It: Breast Cancer Stories of Humor and Joy by Robin Storey is an account of one woman's journey. When she was initially diagnosed with breast cancer, Robin's first instinct was to cry. Her second? To laugh, to find the humor in it. Robin writes comedy fiction and that helped her to see the humorous side of the treatment she had to go through.
Along the way, she hooked up with other survivors and collected some of their stories. Being diagnosed with breast cancer put Robin in a situation where she was doing things she perhaps wouldn't have done otherwise. It put her in the situation where she truly appreciated that life was for living, and that we should do everything we can now because we don't know when it will all end. Having breast cancer made her seize the day and live for it, and now she wants you to do the same.
Making the Breast of It: Breast Cancer Stories of Humor and Joy by Robin Storey is an amazing read. It is one of the most frank and open true-account stories that I have ever read. Although I was expecting a lot of doom and gloom, I was very pleasantly surprised.
I found myself laughing along with some of her stories and antics. I found myself rooting for her and for everyone else who has been diagnosed with any kind of cancer. I found myself realizing that a diagnosis is not the end - it is just the beginning, the start of a new life.
I found the book very easy to read; it's clear that Robin is a great author and knows how to engage a reader right from the start and keep them there until the end of the book. Great book, I really enjoyed it; it's given me a different perspective on life.
Anne-Marie Reynolds, Readers' Favorite.
After the shock of being diagnosed with breast cancer, I trawled through pages of breast cancer memoirs on Amazon looking for books written from a humorous point of view. There were comparatively few and as a comedy author, I jumped at the opportunity to help fill this niche.
While the experience of cancer is not in itself funny, there were many parts of it that I found myself laughing at (and at myself as well) and I decided that writing about my own breast cancer journey and the part humour played in it may well help others in the same situation to feel more positive and uplifted.
I firmly believe that no matter what life throws at us, we can find something to laugh about and I certainly hope that you get a few laughs from this book and enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it.