Beyond the Pink Moon: A Memoir of Legacy, Loss and Survival

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In this touching, frank and informative memoir, Nicki Boscia Durlester intimately chronicles her transformational journey after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Her story begins with her mother, who was diagnosed with the disease in 1962: a time when breast cancer was only discussed behind closed doors, and long before women took an active role in their diagnosis and treatment.

Nicki provides unique insight into being part of a large Italian-American family afflicted with the...

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Overview

In this touching, frank and informative memoir, Nicki Boscia Durlester intimately chronicles her transformational journey after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Her story begins with her mother, who was diagnosed with the disease in 1962: a time when breast cancer was only discussed behind closed doors, and long before women took an active role in their diagnosis and treatment.

Nicki provides unique insight into being part of a large Italian-American family afflicted with the BRCA2 gene, and shares poignant stories about her mother and aunts who faced breast and ovarian cancer with extraordinary grace and courage.

Nicki writes candidly about her frustration in finding the right team of doctors as well as the highs and lows of her journey, sharing humor and heart along the way. She puts a human face on statistics ranking breast cancer as the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women in the United States.

This deeply moving story of legacy, loss and ultimately survival is told through the eyes of a daughter who shared an unbreakable bond with her mother. As she travels the scary, unpredictable road through her own diagnosis, treatment and recovery, Nicki discovers the most difficult challenge she faces becomes the most spiritually transcendent experience of her life.

This Special Edition of Beyond the Pink Moon includes an Afterword from the author.

A portion of the proceeds from sales of this book will be donated to breast cancer research.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453766422
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/24/2010
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,013,085
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Nicki Boscia Durlester is originally from Easton, Pennsylvania. After graduating from college, she moved to Manhattan where she worked in banking. In 1995, she founded Durlester Consulting, an executive search practice. A recently retired headhunter by day, writer by night, she is a breast cancer survivor. This is her first book.

http://www.beyondthepinkmoon.com/

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  • Posted March 5, 2011

    Beyond the Pink Moon... Informative and Inspiring

    Imagine knowing you have a cancer gene that took the life of 9 of your mothers brothers and sisters.
    This story is Nicki Boscia Durlester's journey from discovering she has the BRCA2 gene to her own diagnosis of breast cancer and beyond.
    Not only is the story warm and funny but it is filled with important medical information.
    It details her decisions and challenges along the way including..choosing a doctor, her spiritual reawakening and the love and support of her family and friends.
    A very informative, moving and REAL look at a courageous womans fight against cancer.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2013

    Thank you Nicki for writing this book. Love your honesty and he

    Thank you Nicki for writing this book. Love your honesty and helpfulness in finding a path for us now that we have the miracle of knowing about gene mutations and how they can affect us.

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