M's Reviews > Pretty is What Changes: Tough Choices, the Breast Cancer Gene, and Learning How to Live in the DNA Age

Pretty is What Changes by Jessica Queller
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Mar 29, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2008, top-10-of-2008, women-s-interest, memoir
Recommended for: all women
Read in March, 2008

The subject matter is understandably tough: a young single woman first loses her mother to cancer and then tests positive for the breast cancer gene. I admit I first wanted to read this book partly because of Queller's background as a TV writer. I thought there might be some fun stories in there somewhere about writing for teen dramas/dramadies (which there were) but the honesty and simplicity with which she marrates the book makes it addicting. Once you're in it (if you're a woman, that is, and maybe even if you aren't) you discover the importance of this topic and are glad for the knowledge the book gives you. It definitely struck a chord with me and I've been telling everyone about it.

Every woman should read this book!
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