Abby Brown

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Abby Brown

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Abby Brown is an educator of twenty-five years, the mother of two teenaged boys, and a breast cancer survivor. Her new book, What About the Hair Down There? is an incredibly powerful journal of her experiences with cancer, and her writing is marked by its simplicity, honesty, humor, and pain.

In the Introduction to the book, she writes, "Writing became one of my solaces during the months of chemo and radiation for breast cancer. I shared thoughts – honest and sincere – regardless of their sensitive nature. And though I knew many people who had been diagnosed with this disease, I didn't know much about living through the experience of treatment. I’m a mother of two teenage boys, have a wonderful husband of 31 years, and I love my job as a tea
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Abby Brown I have always enjoyed writing, but my job as an elementary teacher and parent of two teen boys didn't allow much time for it. When I took my medical…moreI have always enjoyed writing, but my job as an elementary teacher and parent of two teen boys didn't allow much time for it. When I took my medical leave, there were nights after infusions that the steroids kept me up at night. Many entries were written on chemo days and while my family was at school/work. Inspiration comes in quite times - I find myself still writing entries in my head - spinning what I'd like to say, but finding an hour to do it has once again become a challenge. Being an author currently doesn't put food on the table, so it doesn't involve the same kind of pressure some authors may feel.(less)
Abby Brown This first book came about as a result of my Caring Bridge posts during breast cancer treatment. It was the best way for me to communicate how I was…moreThis first book came about as a result of my Caring Bridge posts during breast cancer treatment. It was the best way for me to communicate how I was doing. People encouraged that it be published as a result of it's impact on them - learning the insiders perspective. I was fortunate to have an offer from a student in my first 5th grade class who now is in his 30's and publishes/writes/sings/does public speaking for a living. (less)
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Another convincing book on our 'essence' being more than a human body on earth. :-)
What About the Hair Down There? by Abby Brown
"Really enjoyed this book. Takes a funny look at a really tough subject! very real emotions!"
What About the Hair Down Their? Cancer Chuckles and Chemo Tears by Abby Brown
"This book is a touching memoir of a year in a woman's life, and that year happens to contain a battle with both breast cancer and chemo. I can not recommend this book enough. Abby has an enchanting voice that permeates every page. She is unafraid..." Read more of this review »
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