Cancer Was Not a Gift & It Didn't Make Me a Better Person: A memoir about cancer as I know it
Are you are weary of stories portraying cancer as merely a "bump in the road," an experience to be grateful for or a chance for personal enlightenment? In my memoir, I share about my breast cancer experience while intertwining memories about what it was like to be a caregiver for my mother who died from metastatic breast cancer.
Originating from my personal, unrestrained journal entries, my memoir gives readers a glimpse into cancer’s messy realities. This is truth-telling from a not-so-pretty-in-pink perspective, resulting in an honest, realistic portrait of family, cancer and loss that will encourage others facing similar trials to ditch the societal expectations and instead do things their own way.
My memoir is not the typical “rah-rah, I came out a better person” sort of cancer story.
If you have been diagnosed with cancer, or if your loved one has, reading my memoir will help you feel less alone. If you believe everything does not happen for a reason and that no one should feel pressured to “smile her way through cancer,” then my story is one you'll want to read and share.