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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (424 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Fran Drescher Narrator: Fran Drescher Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Dear Friend,
All I've got to say is, to hell with cancer! This book's about schmancer! Laughing at the crazy things life offers even when it's biting you on the ass. And diligence that pays off. Here I'll be telling it like it was - and is - so you won't have to go through what I did.
Who knew when I was a chubby kid from Queens what a roller coaster my life was going to be! After The Nanny ended, I divorced my husband, started living on my own, and began dating for the first time since high school. I wanted to feel free as a bird, but instead was weighed down by troubling symptoms. And so began my two-year, eleven-doctor odyssey in search of a diagnosis and cure.
Don't let what happened to me happen to you. Every doctor I saw held a different view. More than one told me I had a pre-menopausal condition common in middle-aged women (middle-WHAT?). Finally, after insisting on more tests, I proved that my body was telling the truth - something was terribly wrong. Doctors are fallible, so open your mouth! Thank God I did, because my attitude saved my life.
Just as I was getting serious with a man 16 years my junior (What's the matter? He's very mature!) my worst fears were confirmed. I was told I had cancer and would need a radical hysterectomy. Was I going to die? Would I require radiation? How much does a uterus weigh? Maybe I wouldn't need that diet after all...
What I learned about myself, the depth of my relationships, and cancer - tests, treatment, recovery, and follow-up - could fill a book. So here it is. All of it: the laughter, the sorrow, the happiness and the horror. Everything that I learned the hard way and then some.
So pour yourself a cup of tea, put your feet up, and let's dish...
All my love,
Fran Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Shauna | 2/15/2014

    " Women going through cancer can be comforted, entertained and enlightened by this book. Fran D.'s patient-to-patient, woman-to-woman tone is so conversational that one feels relieved to know that someone else really does know and truly care what it is like to have to face cancer and triumph past it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christa | 2/13/2014

    " This was an easy, relatively light read especially given the subject matter. The message is a good one: people should be aggressive in pursuing their own health. Several people mentioned that the writing was poor, but I was engaged enough in the story to not notice any deficiencies in the writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lorinda | 2/12/2014

    " Everyone should learn the symptoms for uterine cancer because you just might have this much trouble getting a diagnosis. it is also insightful to travel with The Nanny through her emotional journey to health. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Josie | 2/5/2014

    " I don't normally read autobiographies but I loved The Nanny so much I thought I'd give this a try. What an excellent read. Fran Drescher is just as clever and funny in this book as she was in The Nanny. But we also get to see a whole other side of her. The side that not that many others knew about...including moi! "

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