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I Am Not My Breast Cancer: Women Talk Openly About Love and Sex, Hair Loss and Weight Gain, Mothers and Daughters, and Being a Woman with Breast Cancer
I Am Not My Breast Cancer gathers the warm, loving, frank, and informed voices of more than eight hundred women—from every state in the nation and from continents as far away as Australia and Africa—who reveal their fears, trade advice, share experiences, and express their deepest, most intimate concerns. Essential reading for any woman with this diagnosis, it offers the c ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published September 16th 2008 by William Morrow Paperbacks
(first published 2008)
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This book was interesting, but I felt it was very one-sided. The title would lead one to think the book contains stories from women who have come along their own journey of breast cancer and were identifying themselves as more than being a breast cancer patient or survivor. I read this after diagnosis and before surgery and most of the women in the book are very open about the unhappiness they experienced, which is completely understandable and real, I too am experiencing some unhappiness, but t ...more
Reading I Am Not My Breast Cancer is like attending a support group for women with breast cancer, only better. Instead of hearing the experiences of one or a few women, the reader shares the cancer journey with hundreds of women. The 800 women who participated in the original project from which the book is drawn are from all across the United States and from several other countries as well. They shared their feelings and experiences with openness and honesty. They laughed and cried together, gav ...more