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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Bald is Better with Earrings by Andrea Hutton

The next review is out!

 Library Journal Advance Reviews 
May 15, 2015 
Hutton, Andrea. 
Bald Is Better with Earrings: A Survivor’s Guide to Getting Through Breast Cancer. 
Harper Wave. Jul. 2015. 224p. ISBN 9780062375650. pap. $17.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062375674. HEALTH 
Interior designer Hutton was 41 in 2009 when she became a member of the CSC, Cancer Sucks Club. She went through a year’s worth of tests, diagnosis, surgery, and treatment and, in what began as a blog to keep friends and family updated, here lays it all out, in meticulous detail, for those enduring the same experience. Going for a humorous tone, the author describes her cancer journey and supplements it with list upon list of top tips to consider, plus sidebars on everything from fitting a bra to finding just the right scarf. Other titles have sought to personalize the cancer life for the newly diagnosed (e.g., Teresa J. Rhyne’s The Dog Lived (and So Will I) and Melanie Young’s Getting Things off My Chest), but Hutton digs down to the nittiest and the grittiest, for example, allergic reactions to chemo drugs and the minutiae of port maintenance. VERDICT Readers will be equally overwhelmed and overjoyed by Hutton’s prescriptions. This book could be a lifesaver for breast cancer club members

—Bette-Lee Fox, Library Journal