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Nordie's at Noon: The Personal Stories of Four Women "Too Young" for Breast Cancer

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Like any group of young women, Patti, Kim, Jennifer, and Jana talked about their latest career moves, the men in their lives, and their dreams for family each month when they met for lunch at the café at their local Nordstrom department store. But unlike other women their age, their conversations also turned to more serious issues, issues their "non-breast cancer” friends couldn’t have imagined or understood.Their breast cancer diagnoses came at very different phases of their young lives. Patti was 24, single, ...

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Like any group of young women, Patti, Kim, Jennifer, and Jana talked about their latest career moves, the men in their lives, and their dreams for family each month when they met for lunch at the café at their local Nordstrom department store. But unlike other women their age, their conversations also turned to more serious issues, issues their "non-breast cancer” friends couldn’t have imagined or understood.Their breast cancer diagnoses came at very different phases of their young lives. Patti was 24, single, and forging her way in the corporate world. Jana was planning her wedding at age 27, and bravely walked down the aisle wearing a wig and breast prosthesis. Jennifer, also 27, was five months pregnant when she was diagnosed, and endured surgery and chemotherapy during the pregnancy. Kim found her lump at age 30 while planning her son’s second birthday party, and faced the issues of raising a toddler while she underwent treatment.Nordie’s at Noon shares the personal stories of each of these extraordinary women. A source of humor, strength, inspiration, and education, the book will speak to anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer or faced a seemingly insurmountable challenge. A celebration of friendship and of living life to the fullest, Nordie’s at Noon is also a book that will encourage women everywhere to be proactive with their health-and realize that no one is "too young” for breast cancer.

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People Magazine
...this is a rare book that has the saddest of endings and yet still manages to be—yes—life affirming.
Library Journal

They took a department store café and turned it into a metaphor for support and strength in the face of a disease for "older women." Now in paperback. (LJ9/1/06)


—Bette-Lee Fox
Library Journal
Most women go to Nordstrom for the shopping. These four Midwestern women-Balwanz, Kim Carlos, Jennifer Johnson, and Jana Peters-met weekly at the store's cafe to share information and perspectives on the disease that came into their lives at an all-too-tender age. Ranging from 24 to 30 at diagnosis, they merged their experiences and diverse personalities into this funny, poignant, and exceedingly valuable resource. Each believed that her breast cancer helped to strengthen her relationship with God and moved her into advocacy and areas of support for other women confronting the same challenge. Some statistics: breast cancer affects one out of every 229 women in their thirties and one out of 3000 pregnancies. A superb text for all health collections, especially those serving younger women. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738210865
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Patti Balwanz died in 2003, at the age of twenty-nine. Kim Carlos lives in Kansas City with her husband and son. Jennifer Johnson lives with her husband and two children in Overland Park, Kansas. Jana Peters died in 2006, at the age of thirty-five.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    This was actually a reading assignmet for one of my Physical The

    This was actually a reading assignmet for one of my Physical Therapy classes, and I thought this book was amazing. It was honest and told the backstage story (everything you never want to ask and never knew happened) of a breast cancer diagnosis. Also, I have started to do my monthly BSE (breast self exam) religously.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2008

    excellent book

    I read this book because I am a huge supporter of Breast Cancer. This is a great book, it was hard to put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2008

    A reviewer

    What can I say... Every women should read this book!! As a cancer patient it really hits home. I cried,laughed,prayed and held on for dear life.We should buy as many copies as we can and can do our friends a favor and give this book as a gift. It will forever change the way they look at cancer, dying and especially living!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2007

    You'll laugh & you'll cry

    I loved this book. As a young breast cancer survivor it had me laughing with these women and crying with them as well. I would recommend this book not only for survivors, but also their families and close friends. These 4 women have put into words all the things we seldom share with the rest of the world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2007

    Awesome

    I really got so much from this book. It touched me as a woman, as a mom, as a friend to others and as a nurse. It made me laugh and cry. READ IT! SHARE IT! NO, don't share it, BUY it! The proceeds are important!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2006

    Awe inspiring!

    I loved reading this book. The women's stories are awe-inspiring and courageous. They will help so many younger women breast cancer patients by writing this book. It is a must read for ALL women. It teaches the meaning of true friendship.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2006

    Live, Love, Laugh, Learn

    This book is an amazing story about the four women authors (friends) on their journey with breast cancer, God, family, and friends. I feel so much more enlightened and comfortable with the topic of breast cancer -- growing tremendously from reading this book. One of the mantra¿s for one of the authors is Live, Love, Laugh. My mantra has always been Live, Love, Laugh, Learn. I Learned a great deal from this book and believe it will help others Learn about many very important parts of life, including one no one can escape. Of course, there is a huge emphasis on Living, Loving and Laughing. I sent a copy of this book to approximately 100 friends across the nation. I hope this story will help many people Learn more about friendship as well as their family and friends who are, or who will inevitably, Live, Love, and Laugh their way through breast cancer. My Live, Love, Laugh, Learn Campaign ¿ ¿PASS IT ON!¿ I would ask anyone who reads this review to buy and read this book. Then purchase several copies for others. I hope this will help many people better understand this life experience. If everyone simply buys two books and asks those people to ¿pass it on,¿ the number of people we can reach is incredible.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2006

    What a gift...

    This book is beautiful. It made me cry and it made me laugh but mostly it helped me have greater and deeper understanding about my friend Kim. If I am ever faced with a cancer diagnoses I hope that I can face it with the grace and tenacity that the four of you did. This book is a gift and I thank you for sharing it with me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2006

    This book is a must read!

    I have read this book cover to cover and it was very inspirational, I couldn't put it down. I probably went through at least one box of kleenex while reading it! Congratulations on such a wonderful book, I felt like I knew each of the ladies personally by the time I was finished! It was sensitive, humorous, sad, heartfelt and truly touched every emotion, sometimes all in the same sentence! This book would also make a fabulous gift for anyone, especially those touched by cancer in some way. I encourage you to buy it today, you won't regret it.

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