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Let Me Get This Off My Chest: A Breast Cancer Survivor Over-Shares
     

Let Me Get This Off My Chest: A Breast Cancer Survivor Over-Shares

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by Margaret Lesh
 
Tamoxifen hot flashes, mastectomy, reconstruction, breast cancer etiquette, Frankenboobs, bras with special attachments-Margaret Lesh shares all in her funny, heartfelt collection of essays, anecdotes, and life lessons from the perspective of a two-time breast cancer survivor. She'll tell you when it's okay to play the cancer card, what you should take to the hospital

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Tamoxifen hot flashes, mastectomy, reconstruction, breast cancer etiquette, Frankenboobs, bras with special attachments-Margaret Lesh shares all in her funny, heartfelt collection of essays, anecdotes, and life lessons from the perspective of a two-time breast cancer survivor. She'll tell you when it's okay to play the cancer card, what you should take to the hospital, and gives suggestions on how to cope in those dark moments of the soul. With practical tips sprinkled throughout, LET ME GET THIS OFF MY CHEST explores how breast cancer changed her outlook on life, offering honest insights, humor, and sensitivity as she looks for the silver lining in a not-so-great situation.

Whether you are a woman diagnosed with breast cancer or whether you know someone with breast cancer, this book was written for you.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
09/01/2013
By contrast to Alice Hoffman's Survival Lessons, Lesh (Finding a Man for Sylvia) took less than a year to write her humorous and tip-filled tale of cancer. Having had a lumpectomy in 1999, at 34, the experience of which she details here, in 2012 Lesh is faced with a recurrence that brings twofold challenges and options. Sometimes all one needs is a chat with someone who has been there and done that—twice! Based on Lesh's blog posts, this book is a solid fit for patient health collections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615812519
Publisher:
StoryRhyme.com Publishing
Publication date:
07/15/2013
Pages:
202
Sales rank:
630,608
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.43(d)

Meet the Author

California girl Margaret Lesh is a freelance court reporter. She lives with her art director husband and teenage son in a quiet suburb near Los Angeles. Co-creator of StoryRhyme.com, she writes middle grade, young adult, and women's fiction. When she's not writing, she's thinking about baked goods, especially donuts, far too often. She believes tacos are magic.

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Let Me Get This Off My Chest: A Breast Cancer Survivor Over-Shares 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
JDMC More than 1 year ago
The author tells her story with intelligence and a saving sense of humor that puts the big "C" in its place; it can be dealt with; it can be beaten; it's a lemon that can be turned into lemonade. The author, Margaret Lesh, tells you the way it is and bares nothing in the telling, tells you all the details of her treatment, and if you're in her shoes, what you can expect during the treatment process and how to get through those grim moments when life comes down hard with its heavy realities. I know this much If I were to get breast cancer (fingers crossed) this is one book I'd want by my side.
Beverly_D More than 1 year ago
Easy to Read; Funny, Not Tragic Written by a two-time breast cancer warrior, this memoir is poignant and funny in turns.  It seems to be largely lifted from a blog. which means short, easy to digest chapters. It's a very frank, practical, funny look at how this disease effected one woman and her family.  "So my all-purpose advice when a loved one receives an upsetting diagnosis or has faced the loss of someone dear to them,: at the very least, send a card. Keep it simple and speak from the heart. Don't tell them you know what they're going through, or that it's all for the best, or it's part of God's plan, because they may end up wanting to hurt you." If you are dealing with breast cancer, or know someone who is, I recommend this book as a great way to explore it from the inside.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I laughed, cried and triumphed on this courageous breast cancer survivor's arduousj journey. The book is informative,honest and supportive. It should be in every oncologist's waiting room. I loved it!