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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

It's publication day! Bald is Better with Earrings - A Survivors Guide to Getting Through Breast Cancer is now available wherever books are sold. I'm also pleased to share another good review. This one from Booklist

Bald Is Better with Earrings: A Survivor's Guide to Getting through Breast Cancer.
Hutton, Andrea (Author)
Jul 2015. 224 p. HarperWave, paperback, $17.99. (9780062375650). 616.99.
“How-to-survive” breast-cancer handbooks are proliferating as many women (and a few men) are tested, retested, diagnosed, and submitted to cancer surgery, which can sometimes mean losing one or both breasts. Follow-ups can vary from nothing to aggressive courses of chemotherapy and radiation, and survivors’ guidebooks like Hutton’s frequently claim to dissipate terror and prepare the newly diagnosed for what will follow. But nothing can. Still, Hutton’s transformation into “Cancer Girl” motivated her to start a blog, then, recognizing that her intense research didn’t prepare her for her cancer journey, expand it into this straightforward, often humorous, no-nonsense, step-by-step, tip-filled text. No single guide can be all-inclusive since cancer cases vary widely, but Hutton’s “Top Tips” for choosing a surgeon, understanding and handling radiation and chemo, dealing with your new self-image and scars, approaching post-surgery sex, managing side effects from treatments and accompanying medications, and getting on with your life will help many.
— Whitney Scott

1 comment:

  1. Hi, I am a 14 year cancer survivor and have had a different experience having had metastatic disease, however, I have read a number of these books and I want to tell you that your book is excellent for breast cancer patients. Again, I had a very different experience, but I feel that your writing style is very easy going and I did chuckle a few times at your humor. I feel this book would be relatively calming to a newly traumatized patient. Your lists at the end of each chapter are useful and helpful if one is panicked and distracted and just needs some quick good advice. You thought of everything!!!! Thanks, Maryellen Nerz-Stormes