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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (38 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Shelley Lewis Narrator: Judith West Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2008 ISBN: 9781593163990
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From the pink ribbons to the chat rooms to the Web sites that sell related accessories and stuffed animals, breast cancer has morphed from a disease to an experience. And at every step of the way, society tells women that this experience can teach them profound lessons, transform them into wiser, more insightful people, and maybe even give them a peek at the meaning of life. But what if it doesn’t? Five Lessons I Didn’t Learn From Breast Cancer is Shelley Lewis’ thoroughly modern, slightly contrarian take on “doing” breast cancer in an epiphany-free zone, where the goal is simply to get through it and get the hell back to your life. Proving that chemotherapy can eradicate everything except a sense of humor, Lewis shares her five strategies for coping, and then reveals the real, not-so-meaningful insights learned from breast cancer, including “If you honestly think breast cancer is a gift, you can’t come to my birthday” and “Lie to yourself (it’s sooo helpful).” A wonderful interweaving of the author’s personal story, interviews with breast cancer survivors, and a sharp-eyed journalist’s look at the breast cancer “community.” Five Lessons is full of unconventional wisdom, unexpected advice, and hilarious observations about life inside the pink bubble. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Johnson | 10/9/2013

    " Another great book. I really identified with her outlook and hope that I can keep it my own during my own journey through this disease. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elena | 9/9/2013

    " Really good. Taught me a lot. Still is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carla | 4/7/2013

    " I really liked this book. I don't have breast cancer, however, her realistic, true attitude (and somewhat humorous at times) towards this disease and her journey through treatment provided for an overall informative and good read. It educated me and calmed some of my fears due to being mis-informed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emma | 2/27/2013

    " I learned how to keep a sense of humor through all this "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 9/27/2012

    " My sister loaned me this book because she really related to it while battling breast cancer herself. It helped me to be able to read about feeling that my sister was unable to express on her own. Would definitely recommend this book to anyone who has a close friend or relative with breast cancer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 AnnaMarie | 6/17/2011

    " Really candid experiences that help open your eyes about what going through cancer stages is like. Great for anyone in health care or who knows someone with cancer.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 AnnaMarie | 2/27/2011

    " Really candid experiences that help open your eyes about what going through cancer stages is like. Great for anyone in health care or who knows someone with cancer.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elena | 10/24/2010

    " Really good. Taught me a lot. Still is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 1/12/2010

    " Another great book. I really identified with her outlook and hope that I can keep it my own during my own journey through this disease. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emma | 12/13/2009

    " I learned how to keep a sense of humor through all this "

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