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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...more
Paperback, 132 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Sublimity Press
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Nicole
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...more
Liz V.
May 22, 2013 Liz V. rated it 5 of 5 stars
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...more
Susan
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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