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

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

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by Patti Balwanz, Kim Carlos, Jennifer Johnson, Jana Peters
     
 

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A diagnosis of breast cancer before the age of thirty had brought Patti, Jana, Jennifer, and Kim together for a monthly lunch at their local Nordstrom’s café, but it was a desire to provide hope to others that would make them friends for life. The fruit of their lunchtime labor, Nordie’s at Noon shares the personal stories of each of these

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A diagnosis of breast cancer before the age of thirty had brought Patti, Jana, Jennifer, and Kim together for a monthly lunch at their local Nordstrom’s café, but it was a desire to provide hope to others that would make them friends for life. The fruit of their lunchtime labor, Nordie’s at Noon shares the personal stories of each of these courageous women. A source of humor, strength, inspiration, and education, the book is a celebration of friendship and of living life to the fullest. “A rare book that has the saddest of endings and yet still manages to be life affirming,”* it encourages women everywhere to be proactive with their health-and to realize that no one is “too young” for breast cancer. (*People Magazine)

Editorial Reviews

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738211121
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(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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Nordie's at Noon: The Personal Stories of Four Women Too Young for Breast Cancer 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.