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How Having Breast Cancer Can Be Really Distracting

Meredith Norton


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (6/11/2008)
Audio Cassette (6/1/2008)
Audio Cassette (6/1/2008)
MP3 CD (6/12/2008)
Compact Disc (6/12/2008)
Compact Disc (6/12/2008)
Paperback (5/26/2009)

July 2008 Indie Next List

“This is an honest account of what it is like to have and survive breast cancer. Yet the author puts in the humorous side as well. I hope this is read by every woman so she can be prepared if she faces a diagnosis of cancer.”
— Catherine Carpenter, Cate's Books and Stuff, Louisiana, MO
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A hilarious and wickedly irreverent look at life with cancer

Lopsided is not your ordinary cancer memoir. Meredith Norton chronicles every step of her experience, starting with her bizarre symptoms while living in Paris to moving back home to California and living with her compulsive parents and their five television sets. Irreverent and incredibly funny, Norton rails against self-pity and victimhood and rants about the innumerable copies of Lance Armstrong's cancer survival book pressed on her by well-meaning family and friends.

Alongside the harrowing portrait of her treatments, Norton offers equally amusing memories from her offbeat life. We see her childhood time during a somewhat racist ski trip, a family reunion at a Florida alligator farm, and her life in a tree house with a neighbor, who, despite being vegan, hates mice enough to taxidermy them into miniature versions of racecar drivers, Jesus, a UPS delivery man, and Sally Jesse Raphael.

Like David Sedaris and Augusten Burroughs, Norton's razor-sharp wit is at once riotous and excruciating. Lopsided is the remarkable debut of a masterful humorist.

Viking Adult, 9780670019281, 224pp.

Publication Date: June 12, 2008