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Lump: 19 Monologues from a 27-Year-Old Breast Cancer Survivor

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"Biting, Unsentimental... The monologues give voice to a wry, Gen-Y sensibility that is poignantly disarming..." Kirkus Review
This remarkable collection of monologues for young women showcases the complex, unique, and true stories of a woman unexpectedly thrust into the world of breast cancer.
Ranging from the comedic to the dramatic, and often incorporating both styles
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Paperback, 132 pages
Published June 17th 2011 by Sublimity Press
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Nicole
Mar 14, 2014 Nicole rated it really liked it
Definitely not your typical memoir - LUMP is a series of monologues that can be read or performed. Either way, the Leena Luther asks that the reader embrace the performance aspect of her work. I thought, at first, that this might be hard to do. But - and maybe having seen the Vagina Monologues about 4 dozen times helped - I found myself really getting into it, reading certain passages out loud, seriously feeling the spoken emotion behind each word.

Which was refreshing. And we're talking about b
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Len
Apr 20, 2015 Len rated it really liked it
I read this book as a cancer survivor. I'm impressed with the combination of cleverness, seriousness, humor, thoughtfulness, angst, and quick, impressionistic writing style. Based on this book, I'd gladly read anything Ms. Luther writes. I received the book through Goodreads First Reads.
Liz V.
May 22, 2013 Liz V. rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: every cancer patient and caregiver
Leena Luther's monologues were not at all what I expected, but they are perfect.

When Monologues arrived in today's mail, I read them in one sitting. Luther is younger than I and her cancer treatment more extensive, yet each of the monologues resonated with me.

I wanted a copy for the cancer Wellness House where I go to talk to other cancer survivors and to enjoy life in a safe, cozy environment. Counseling is available to patients, their families, and their care givers. A book club is in the wor
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Susan
Sep 21, 2011 Susan rated it liked it
As someone who works for Komen for the Cure, I have read many books by women about their breast cancer journeys. This was particularly touching because it was a collection of just short thought pieces - serious and comic - about the experience from diagnosis through treatment to survivorship. This can easily be read in a short time in one sitting and I think that it has greater impact because of that.
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