It's Probably Nothing...*: *Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Implants
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It's Probably Nothing...*: *Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Implants

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WHAT TO DO WHEN CANCER STRIKES? As a vibrant woman in her late thirties, a mother of two, poet, artist, and teacher, Micki Myers decided to confront her diagnosis head on with the sharpest tools in her arsenal: namely, her sense of humor and unbridled poetic license.

The result is a charming, poignant, laugh-out-loud collection that hits all the highs (morphine) and lows (...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Simon & Schuster
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So when you click on five stars it says, "It was amazing." Those aren't the words I would use unless I continued the sentence. "It was amazing that Micki Myers could write poems about having breast cancer that made me laugh out loud and want to share the poems with anyone in my vicinity." Which folks can vouch I have been doing this week. I also laughed aloud on the bus. Now I confess that I have not had breast cancer so it may seem unfair for me to find this book so funny. However, I have accom...more
*I won an advanced uncorrected proof of this book from the Goodreads First Reads giveaway.*

It's Probably Nothing was a really good book. I loved the format of it: poems that, together, formed a memoir. Micki Myers' humor was admirable. I highly recommend this memoir. It is a quick read, and it is so honest and touching. I cannot wait to read the finished version.
Roz Warren
Light Verse. Tough Topic.

Give a clever and acerbic 40ish poet a breast cancer diagnosis and what do you get? “It’s Probably Nothing…Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love My Implants,” a harrowing yet engaging new collection of poems about breast cancer.

Micki Myers is a poet, blogger, teacher and mom, born in London but currently living and teaching in Pittsburgh. “Having survived a particularly vicious bout of breast cancer,” she writes, “I emerged with new fake boobs and a determination...more
I never thought a memoir about a cancer patient could possibly be funny, but Micki Myers proved me wrong. Her honest, down-to-earth, politically incorrect attitude toward her situation tells the world she isn’t going down without a fight. This is a good read about a hard subject. Cancer patients and those who love them will appreciate this book.
got this book as a goodreads giveaway. This is a book of poems about surviving the whirlwind of cancer therapy and loosing your boobs. Having been thru this myself, I found these poems uplifting in spirit, especially about the weekly visits to get pumped up ( I called mine hockey pucks). I like her "Yeah, I survived it" pluck, especially from one so young.
Should be in every waiting room. So funny
Everyone should take some time to read this. The memoir in poems format is beautiful.
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I am a writer originally from England who has lived and worked in the United States for 25 years. I taught poetry and literature at the University of Pittsburgh for many years before venturing into blogging.

My first book, Trigger Finger, won the Pearl Poetry Prize and considers what happens when we snap moments in time, as with a camera, a remote control, or a gun.

At age 39 I discovered I had br...more
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