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Thanks for the Mammogram!: Fighting Cancer with Faith, Hope, and a Healthy Dose of Laughter
     

Thanks for the Mammogram!: Fighting Cancer with Faith, Hope, and a Healthy Dose of Laughter

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by Laura Jensen Walker
 

When Laura Jensen Walker was diagnosed with breast cancer on her first wedding anniversary, she found humor to be healing in the midst of terrifying circumstances. In Thanks for the Mammogram! she recounts the highs and lows-from discovering that "bald is beautiful" to navigating the world of saline breast implants. Infused with strength and dignity, this book

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When Laura Jensen Walker was diagnosed with breast cancer on her first wedding anniversary, she found humor to be healing in the midst of terrifying circumstances. In Thanks for the Mammogram! she recounts the highs and lows-from discovering that "bald is beautiful" to navigating the world of saline breast implants. Infused with strength and dignity, this book shows women confronting the disease, and those who love them, that faith, hope, and a healthy dose of laughter can make all the difference. Now available for the first time in trade paper with an updated look, Thanks for the Mammogram! is poised to impact a whole new generation of women coping with breast cancer.

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Library Journal
As her previous book titles imply (Dated Jekyll, Married Hyde; Love Handles for the Romantically Impaired), journalist and author Walker tries to see the humor in all situations. Her experience with breast cancer is no exception. Diagnosed eight years ago, the day after her first wedding anniversary, she initially responded with disbelief, but her support network--including a mother who survived breast cancer, a loving husband, and friends--helped her through mastectomy, reconstruction, and high-dose chemotherapy. With candor, she relates those glorious moments of heaving and hairlessness to which most cancer patients will relate. Walker is also a religious woman (her spiritual nature precludes the raw language of other personal narratives), and she credits her faith as well as her sense of humor with getting her through. Though her stories are amiable, they aren't as funny or wise as those found in Joyce Wadler's My Breast (LJ 9/15/92) or Julia Sweeney's God Said, "Ha!" (LJ 6/15/97). Recommended for patient health collections in search of religious titles.--Bette-Lee Fox, "Library Journal" Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800744229
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/2001
Edition description:
Unabridged, 2 Cassettes
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
4.42(w) x 7.18(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

Laura Jensen Walker is a woman who approaches life with a sense of humor. She is the author of many books, including several novels. She and her husband, Michael, live in Sacramento, California.

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