Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors
By Barbara Delinsky
(Atria Books, Paperback, 9781451654677, 416pp.)
Publication Date: September 27, 2011
Barbara Delinsky's 1998 bestseller, COAST ROAD, featured a heroine who was a breast cancer survivor. To this day, it is the book that generates more mail than any of her others. That fact, combined with Barbara's ongoing commitment to breast cancer research, led her to her first book of nonfiction. Not a medical book -- there is no discussion of the pros and cons of a particular treatment or hospital or doctor -- UPLIFT is rather a collection of hundreds of pieces of practical and inspiring tidbits collected from survivors and their on everything from what kind of deodorant to use during radiation treatment to the best kinds of exercise aftloved ones. Think of it as "The Girlfriends' Guide" to breast cancer, with hints on everything from what kind of deodorant to use during radiation treatment to the best kinds of exercise after a mastectomy to how to tell the person you're most afraid to tell that you have cancer.
And as timeless as ever, this newly revised edition of UPLIFT contains the latest and most up-to-the-minute medical information, as well as new stories from inspiring cancer survivors.
Barbara Delinsky’s bestselling novels include Escape, The Woman Next Door, and Coast Road.. Barbara donates the entirety of her proceeds from Uplift to fund an annual breast surgery fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. Readers can write to her c/o P.O. Box 812894, Wellesley, MA 02482-0026 or at BarbaraDelinsky.com.
Michael Korda Author of Man to Man: Surviving Prostate Cancer For every woman who has feared breast cancer, or has been diagnosed with it, and for the men in their lives, this book is must reading.
Library Journal Invaluable....A sort of support group between covers.