A Random Interruption

A Random Interruption

by Suzanne Zaccone


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ISBN-13: 9781441580566
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Publication date: 11/02/2009
Pages: 500
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.11(d)

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A Random Interruption 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
alice_rios More than 1 year ago
This was a recommended read by someone I sit next to at the bus stop every afternoon. Waiting for a bus, we got to talking about Nelson DeMille, a truly witty bestselling author. My bus stop buddy likes to collect funny anecdotes and snazzy one-liners from the books he reads, and this book apparently made it to the short list. He lent me his copy the next day, I took it home with me, and devoured it in 4 hours flat. I don't know anyone personally who has had breast cancer, so this is a good crash course on the subject. But the thing is, I wouldn't recommend this to JUST people who have been through a cancer ordeal; I would recommend this to anyone who just wants a good read. This is one helluva hilarious and spunky woman. She kept me laughing and shaking my head all the way back to the bus stop, when I returned the book to its owner. I'm going to buy a copy for my sister.
DaniDawnJ More than 1 year ago
This book is for anyone looking for a twinkle-eyed perspective on breast cancer. It's full of love, laughs, tears, and critical medical knowledge. Anyone that has been touched by breast cancer needs to read A Random Interruption.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Last year, I was diagnosed with Lobular Carcinoma in Situ (LCIS) in my left breast. I underwent a fine needle aspiration which led to an excisional biopsy in each breast, and am now fine with no further treatment necessary. I agree that it's important to be a "straight shooter" and give all the information regardless of how brutal it is, but I don’t agree that hope should be denied. In the medical field, the odds change every day as new drugs and treatment are discovered and introduced. Suzanne Zaccone’s battle with breast cancer is a source of inspiration to the women who are determined to beat the disease. She has spunk and has maintained an incredible sense of humor throughout her entire ordeal. I would recommend this book to anyone who’s looking for reassurance that breast cancer is not undefeatable.
ElspethJuneIL More than 1 year ago
I ordered this book for my daughter who was having a meltdown dealing with the side effects of chemotherapy. I thought she would appreciate the spunk of an author and cancer patient who would endorse vodka to a fellow cancer patient. My daughter tells me that it was extremely reassuring to read what she was going through and not losing her mind. Good read – I highly recommend it.
JJGorman More than 1 year ago
Being confronted with a cancer diagnosis is always an unwelcome surprise. In my case, it was my younger sister who was diagnosed. For the healthy person, a slightly higher temperature is merely an inconvenience, but for a cancer patient on chemo, it’s a freak-out matter. I began reading this book not knowing what was going to happen next, and I found myself in awe of the author who faced this disease and the other women who fought the same battle, some winning, some losing, but all discovering that the most important thing in life is to live each day as if it were your last. If I had to purchase only one book, this would be it.
meganbrinkley8875 More than 1 year ago
Went through lumpectomy and 4 sentinel node removed. Have painGo pump and a drain. Now awaiting pathology report to see what treatment is needed. Been reading up on all the treatment possibilities. While it is true that the learning curve is pretty steep, the first few weeks are crucial. This book is so uplifting and makes me smile. Thanks.
Elia Rowe More than 1 year ago
When I was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer, I seldom used the internet and I read very few books to avoid becoming overwhelmed. In the beginning, I wasn’t as interested in a lot of medical details but wanted to know what questions to ask, what to expect with each new experience and what I could do to get myself through the surgery and treatments needed. This book gave me a great deal of practical and valuable information, good laughs, good cries, and taught me that there are things that I could control and that I didn’t have to feel so helpless. This is not a technical medical book, but more like a conversation with a friend who has "been there" and has documented everything for future survivor generations. I’ve read several other books about breast cancer, but kept coming back to this one and remembering what it said. I give this one 5 stars - and then some!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was recommended by some women in my support group. When I bought this book, I’d already read several others that helped me in understanding the jargon and in weighing the alternatives. But so far, this book is the one I keep going back to. I'd recommend it to anyone who has breast cancer, has a family member or friend with breast cancer, or simply wants to better understand the breast cancer experience.
Laurie Howell More than 1 year ago
This book helped me keep a level head after I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and ask a lot of questions BEFORE surgery. It's been a few years since my treatment, but I find myself going back to the book every now and then for advice. I would love to see the writer update the book a bit to reflect the latest improvements in treatment.
EJ-Reese More than 1 year ago
This book came out a couple of months after I was diagnosed with Stage II-A breast cancer. For a week after my diagnosis, I did nothing but Google articles about breast cancer and buy books about it. I’d probably read more than 50 personal accounts and bought 5 different books. I guess I was looking for the positive in a sea of negativity, and this book was like a breath of fresh air. The writer writes about her own breast cancer experience from the first day she found out about it. The anecdotes are candid, the introspection is astute, and the advice is practical and well researched. It’s a great combination of realism and reassurance. But what makes this book special is the writer’s sense of humor. This disease isn’t funny at all, but this book makes you laugh about losing your breasts and hair. Two thumbs up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book lightens the load of learning to live with breast cancer since every once in a while she is funny about a basically unfunny subject. But I don't recommend reading it for advice or any wisdom at all; she admits to having learned....actually nothing from her apparently horrific experience but to stop and smell the roses. Respect her journey, then quickly move on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish this book was available when I was diagnosed with cancer. It explains so much about the process, how to get through the process, tips and questions to ask each doctor. I felt like I was reading a letter from a friend. It also explained, in detail each test and procedure. I laughed and I cried and I remembered my experience. Anyone diagnosed with any cancer should read this book.
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ginaGW More than 1 year ago
Suzanne Zaccone unfortunately will not be the last women to fight the battle of breast cancer. With remarkable detail, honesty, courage, and let's not forget the humor, she was able to share her journey. Besides her own personal powerful message, the doctors input are an added bonus. This book, is like a cheat sheet when taking a test. Suzanne has outline many of the questions you might never think of to ask. This is an excellent read for those who might know of anyone or are going through this battle themselves.
Jayntree More than 1 year ago
Suzanne Zaccone may as well be in your living room, face to face, drinking a smoothie with you. A Random Interruption, feels like a friend telling you her story up close and personal. You will be moved by the way Suzanne casually relates her story with a profound twist...she tells you with humor. I appreciate this book, the way the story is told and the valuable notes from the doctor. Bravo!
shakeandbake More than 1 year ago
Suzanne Zaccone shares her survival story in a unique and honest way. Her perseverance will inspire many that are struggling with breast cancer and provide meaningful insight to their families and friends, co-workers and neighbors alike.
Lalectrice More than 1 year ago
Suzanne Zaccone pulls no punches in describing the vicissitudes of her experience with breast cancer. Her message is sincere and designed not only to tell her story but, to help the many others facing a similar challenge. Heart-wrenching, funny, inspiring, she reaches out and grabs the reader aggressively, yet lovingly. For anyone who has gone through this personally or vicariously with a loved one, it will affirm their struggle. It truly is a must-read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Suzanne is not the first woman to battle breast cancer and unfortunately, she won't be the last. In this book, she openly shares her journey. An honest, insightful look at both the medical and psychological side of cancer. How to fight with a sense of humor and still motivate all those around her. An excellent read for anyone who has been through or knows someone going through any cancer battle!
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CourtneyStatum_NY More than 1 year ago
It's one of those books that keep you up way past your bedtime. There were nights I had to get up for work at 7 AM and I was still reading at 5:30. This book is deep, funny, sexy and strong. Gotta love that cover. 2 thumbs up!
PauBorja More than 1 year ago
I found myself laughing at very close intervals while reading this book. That's the weird thing. Where can you find literature on cancer that is FUNNY? There is nothing remotely funny about cancer but this author has found hundreds of unexpected avenues for humor. I can picture it now: telling my mother (who is a breast cancer survivor), "Ma, her book will make you LAUGH about the fact that you don't have boobs."
MartaDream More than 1 year ago
I can not even describe a better person than Suzanne! Her fight with cancer was a hard road, but she kept positive and continues to teach others to do the same! This book really is all you will ever need to know about breast cancer, all if an interesting and fun way!! For those of you going through the same battle, this book is a tell all of what is going to happen and how you too can get through it in stride and with a sense of humor!
clstan More than 1 year ago
Her battle with breast cancer is told in this witty book that is suited for anyone dealing with a type of cancer or not. It tells you the details along the way, some of which others wont tell you to preserve your feelings. This book is real and honest and DEFINITELY is a must read for anyone who is touched by cancer in any way. Aside from that, this is even a great read for someone who is just looking to read. They way she tells her story is heartfelt and its like she is telling it to you as your reading it. Just amazing!
MarianneD More than 1 year ago
A Random Interruption is the story of a woman's journey through the stages of breast cancer. This book is full of emotion, truth, humor and is a great go-to book if you have breast cancer, know someone with breast cancer or are a woman who may some day be in this woman's shoes. At the end of the author's story, there are pages of medical terms, questions to ask doctors and a wealth of information for those diagnosed with breast cancer, which is helpful when a woman's head is spinning once diagnosed. I have not gone through breast cancer, but have gained much from reading the story of someone who has walked that path. If you enjoy non-fictional books as I do, A Random Interruption is a good read for anyone!