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Author: Joan Lunden Narrator: Joan Lunden Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2015 ISBN: 9780062417213
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In Had I Known, the former host of Good Morning America, health advocate, international speaker, mother of seven, grandmother of one andNew York Times bestselling author, Joan Lunden, speaks candidly about her battle against breast cancer, her quest to learn about it and teach others, and the transformative effect it has had on her life.

With a large extended family counting on her, giving up was not an option. After announcing her diagnosis of Stage 2 Triple Negative Breast Cancer on Good Morning America, people all over the country rallied around Joan as she went into warrior mode.  Joan appeared on the cover of People Magazine bald, showing the world her brave resolve and that breast cancer does not need to define you.

Joan’s illness has changed her in profoundly unexpected ways and has redefined her values and most of all, her health. Following a new clean and healthy way of eating, Joan became her best advocate by taking control of her nutrition, which helped combat the adverse side effects of chemotherapy like a warrior.  

Uncharacteristically vulnerable, irreverent and straight from the heart, Had I Known is a deeply personal and powerful story of pain, persistence, and perseverance in which Joan openly evaluates her decision to go public with her battle, shaving her head, wig shopping, re-connecting with her viewers, rediscovering her purpose, and ultimately realizing that sometimes you have to look back to move forward.  

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Lunden’s forthright, informational, and intimate story will resonate with women from many walks of life, and particularly with those who have confronted this formidable disease.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Lunden shares her experiences as a breast cancer survivor…[confiding] details from diagnosis through treatment…This positive memoir provides both perspectives and possible treatment options for those with cancer and their families…This candid essay will certainly make readers feel less alone after the shock of a diagnosis and the maze of doctors and treatment. For Lunden’s fans, breast cancer survivors, and their friends and families.”

    Library Journal

  • “With longtime coauthor and friend Morton, Lunden offers a chatty book with an empowering message for women with breast cancer.”


  • “The former Good Morning America host takes readers backstage in this unvarnished account of her bout with breast cancer…Inspiring and informative. An unflinching account of ‘the good, the bad, and the bald, ugly truth’ about cancer.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Joan Lunden was the cohost of Good Morning America for nearly two decades, reporting from twenty-six countries on a diverse range of stories, from presidential elections to the Olympics. Her bestselling books include Joan Lunden’s Healthy Cooking, Joan Lunden’s Healthy Living, Wake-Up Calls, and A Bend in the Road Is Not the End of the Road. In October 2014 Lunden joined NBC’s Today show as a special correspondent for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.