Curveball: When Life Throws You a Brain Tumor

Curveball: When Life Throws You a Brain Tumor

by Liz Holzemer
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Curveball: When Life Throws You a Brain Tumor by Liz Holzemer

Life seemed idyllic for thirty-two-year-old Liz Holzemer. Wife of Major League Baseball pitcher Mark Holzemer, Liz was enjoying a successful career as a journalist when an MRI revealed a baseball-size brain tumor she soon found out was called meningioma. Told with clarity and unwavering humor, this book is an inspirational and informative account of one woman’s battle for her life. It shows how she emerged from this frightening diagnosis and two brain surgeries retaining her remarkable spirit of survival and renewed sense of purpose and hope. With practical information about meningioma and brain surgery, Curveball is a manual for people who face life-altering challenges and is also proof that one need not fight such battles alone.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014445788
Publisher: Liz Holzemer
Publication date: 05/18/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 406,751
File size: 313 KB

About the Author

Liz Holzemer,, is a freelance writer, author, and speaker. She is also the founder of the nonprofit, Meningioma Mommas,, which provides a free and unique 24/7 online forum for patients, family members and caregivers and funds meningioma specific research. Liz has been profiled on the Today Show, Discovery Health Channel and been featured in 5280, USA TODAY, Woman’s World, and other print media. Liz is a past recipient of the Tim Gullikson Spirit Award and Woman’s Day Annual ‘Women Who Inspire Us” Award and continues to share her “second chance” story while increasing meningioma awareness. She is a contributing author to Meningiomas: A Comprehensive Text (Elsevier Press, 2010). Liz donates a percentage of each sale of Curveball: When Life Throws You a Brain Tumor to meningioma research. She lives in Colorado with her husband, Mark, and their two miracle children, Hannah and Hunter and loyal lab, Koufax while maintaining her sense of humor on a daily basis.

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Curveball 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Truly inspiring, vivid analogy with baseball kept me smiling until the end. You're truly Godsend, Liz!
mom2blondies More than 1 year ago
Very helpful in giving me some ideas for my own situation