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Wait, It Gets Worse: Love, Death, and My Transformation from Control Freak to Human Being

Wait, It Gets Worse: Love, Death, and My Transformation from Control Freak to Human Being

by Lydia Slaby


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Lydia Slaby was 33 years old and had everything she believed would make her happy: three fancy private school degrees, a successful husband who was in the inner circles of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, a high-paying job as an attorney—even an enviable yoga practice. But under the surface Lydia’s life was in free fall. Her new marriage was one argument after another, she had a job she never wanted, and for some reason she had begun to rapidly lose weight, eventually turning a strange shade of yellowish-green. When she made a doctor’s appointment to talk about the toll of extreme stress, she was instead admitted with a diagnosis of lymphoma. As a cancer survivor, Lydia tries to piece back together her marriage, her career, and her own worth. It’s an imperfect rebirth, but perfection is something she must abandon if she is to find a new, calm, healthy life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633310285
Publisher: Disruption Books
Publication date: 03/19/2019
Edition description: None
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Lydia Slaby is an advocate, speaker, and writer focused on empowering people, communities, and organizations faced with daunting change. She is an advisor to Chicago’s 2nd Story; serves on the board of I AM THAT GIRL, an organization that helps young women around the world take ownership of their self-worth; and was a board member of Critical Mass: The Young Adult Cancer Alliance. She lives in Rhinebeck, New York, with her husband Michael Slaby and their two beautiful cats. Wait, It Gets Worse is her first book.

Table of Contents

Preface-Hope xi

Diagnosis 1

Chaos 17

Cancer 27

Michael 41

Grace 59

Hair Optional 71

Purpose 89

Marriage 103

Backward 119

Fertility 145

Heart 161

Dismemberment 183

Death 201

Forward 223

Epilogue-Change 249

Acknowledgments 257

About the Author 259

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