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The author of Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy dares all women who have had a stumble in life to harness their fighting spirit and stand back up with courage and optimism.

One mastectomy, two C-sections, three pants sizes, and lots of red lipstick later, Geralyn Lucas is dealing with the same issues as other women her age. Her miracle babies have grown into a typical tween with a fierce eye-roll for her mom’s failings and a tornado of a little boy who won’t play by his preschool’s rules. Her storybook romance with her husband has spiraled into couples therapy and her perfect-if-demanding corporate job as a TV producer has abandoned her for LA. When she looks in the mirror at her hard-won wrinkles, all she wants is … Botox.

Celebrating her sweet sixteen cancerversary she’s thankful for her second chance and ready to be daring—but can she survive life’s new ups and downs with the same courage she’s always had?

With an infectiously hilarious voice and a true sense of empowerment, Geralyn harnesses her fighting spirit to live life loudly and lustily, and to grab on to all the moments that might never have happened. Knowing she can only pedal forward, she mines every day for boldness, joy, and gratitude, and eventually falls in love with life again. Then Came Life is not just for cancer survivors; it’s for life survivors—a call to rediscover the resilience and optimism it takes to reinvent yourself at any age.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “l loved Geralyn’s words of wisdom, wonder, and whimsy. She is my pink soul sister!”

    Betsey Johnson

  • “Lucas doesn’t hold back as she confronts aging, negativity, and living fearlessly. This forthright tale of a woman facing her future after cancer will resonate with survivors as well as others caught in the throes of midlife.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The candid and perceptive author talks about motherhood…marriage, body image, self-worth, family, and the loss of loved ones as she ultimately seizes living over living in fear…Lucas’s sage commentary will bring a nod of recognition from fellow cancer travelers and a smile to everyone’s lips, even if they aren’t cherry red.”

    Library Journal

  • “I love this honest, funny, and deeply emotional book. Geralyn charmed her way into my heart and took up permanent residence.”

    Delia Ephron, author of Sister Mother Husband Dog

  • “As the physical embodiment of aspiration and audacity, she has paved the way for our generation of young cancer survivors to become the change we wished to see.”

    Matthew Zachary, cancer activist and CEO of Stupid Cancer

  • “It takes a tremendous amount of courage, determination, and confidence to rise up and reinvent your life after breast cancer treatment is over. Life feels fragile and frightening. Geralyn Lucas’ book is a fresh, smart, funny, open, and honest account of the raw moments from low self-worth to new self-appreciation, mourning to celebration, marriage to motherhood, and from hiding to bold extroversion.”

    Marisa C. Weiss, MD, president and founder, Breastcancer.org

  • “The author of the original girl power cancer tome is back with a tour de force. Then Came Life isn’t just for cancer survivors, but for anyone who’s survived anything. I just love this book!”

    Marisa Marchetto, author of Cancer Vixen

  • “Lucas’ success in overcoming breast cancer would give nearly anybody the sense that other, more ‘manageable’ obstacles can also be overcome. Different challenges—learning to parent, resolving marital difficulties—have called on her to tap into other inner resources, and she continues to handle them with a positive attitude…Women inspired by the way Lucas marshaled her resources for treatment will enjoy seeing how such strength can be channeled into other challenges.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Geralyn Lucas is an award-winning TV producer, author, lecturer, and women’s health advocate. She lives in New York City.