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My One-Night Stand With Cancer by Tania Katan
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Jul 20, 09

bookshelves: biography-memoir
Recommended to Melanie by: Allison
Read in July, 2009, read count: 1

Thanks to Allison for the recommendation and borrowed copy! I also enjoyed how real Tania Katan's voice is in this memoir of her devastating two-time diagnosis with breast cancer (once at age 21, and again at age 31). I especially liked how her retelling of her first bout with cancer in her early twenties is interspersed with later journal entries made following her second diagnosis. Deals with a serious and difficult topic, yet full of humor at the absurdities of life and surviving its challenges.
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