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Lorde, Audre

Summary: "First published over forty years ago, The Cancer Journals is a startling, powerful account of Audre Lorde's experience with breast cancer and mastectomy. Long before narratives explored the silences around illness and women's pain, Lorde questioned the rules of conformity for women's body images and supported the need to confront physical loss not hidden by prosthesis. Living as a "black,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2020

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Summary: Pink ribbons, the symbol of the breast cancer prevention movement, are everywhere: T-shirts, hats, yogurt cups, KFC buckets, car ads, NFL stadiums - the list goes on and on. They make people feel good, as if engaged in a successful battle against breast cancer. But who is really benefiting? More and more women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Wouldn't it be something if some of the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC PIN

Brinker, Nancy.

Summary: Nancy Brinker, cancer advocate and former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, chronicles her sister's struggles with breast cancer and eventual death. Here, Brinker reveals how her sister Susan Komen sparked the breast cancer awareness movement.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media 2010

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 BRINKER, NANCY G BRI

Lunden, Joan

Summary: "When former Good Morning America host Joan Lunden was diagnosed with breast cancer, she set out to learn everything about it to help her survive. With seven children counting on her, giving up was not an option. After announcing her diagnosis on Good Morning America, people all over the country rallied around Joan as she went into Warrior mode. Within a few months, after losing her hair, Joan...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LUNDEN, JOAN LUN

Padgett, Fran.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bayou Pub. 2005

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 759.13 Padgett 2005

Feder, Tyler

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Summary: "Tyler Feder shares her story of her mother's first oncology appointment to facing reality as a motherless daughter in this frank and refreshingly funny graphic memoir"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books 2020

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Pickert, Kate

Summary: Kate Pickert worked as a health-care journalist and knew medical treatment well, but it all changed when she was diagnosed with an aggressive type of breast cancer at age 35. Pickert used her journalistic skills to identify the cultural, scientific, and historical forces shaping the lives of breast-cancer patients in the modern age.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown Spark 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.99 PIC

Summary: Follows ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber as she travels the U.S. making the case for a link between environmental toxins and cancer.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC LIV

Roberts, Robin

Summary: "'Regardless of how much money you have, your race, where you live, what religion you follow, you are going through something. Or you already have or you will. As Momma always said, Everybody's got something.' So begins beloved Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts's new memoir in which she recounts the incredible journey that's been her life so far, and the lessons she's learned along the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Pub 2014

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.196 ROB

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ROBERTS, ROBIN ROB

Boyer, Anne

Summary: "A fresh, fierce, and timely meditation on data, pain, time, and the limited capacity of literature to comprehend life and death in a sensate and vulnerable body." --

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BOYER, ANNE BOY

Rhyne, Teresa J.

Summary: Recounts the author's journey nursing her adopted beagle Seamus through his cancer treatment as she learned to deal with medical situations, unknowingly preparing herself for her own later triple-negative breast cancer diagnosis.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RHYNE, TERESA J RHY

Riggs, Nina

Summary: "Built on her wildly popular Modern Love column, 'When a Couch is More Than a Couch' (9/23/2016), a breathtaking memoir of living meaningfully with 'death in the room' by the 38 year old great-great-great granddaughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson, mother to two young boys, wife of 16 years, after her terminal cancer diagnosis"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2017

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Notaro, Tig

Summary: In the span of four months in 2012, Tig Notaro was hospitalized for a debilitating intestinal disease called C-diff, her mother unexpectedly died, she went through a breakup, and she was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer. Days after her diagnosis, Tig took her grief onstage, opening an unvarnished set with, "Good evening. Hello. I have cancer." The set went viral instantly and was later...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 NOT

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 NOTARO, TIG NOT

Summary: Inspired by personal experiences, an original story about friendship, love, survival, and finding humor in unlikely places. Two best friends' lives change when one of them is diagnosed with cancer.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Summit Entertainment 2012

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY FIF

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE FIF

Wheeler, Dan

Summary: " Beth and Dan Wheeler had it all. Their growing family consisted of two beautiful daughters, a loving son-in-law, and a handsome grandson. They lived in their dream house on a beautiful, sprawling property. Dan was enjoying a thriving career as a popular television host on QVC. Suddenly in 2012, their world was rocked when Beth was diagnosed with stage IV cancer." --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: WestBow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson & Zondervan 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 WHE

Marchetto, Marisa Acocella.

Summary: Marisa Acocella Marchetto tells the story of her 11-month, ultimately triumphant bout with breast cancer--from diagnosis to cure, and every challenging step in between. This graphic memoir is a portrait of one woman's supercharged life in Manhattan and a wonderful love story.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 MAR

Engelberg, Miriam

Summary: "A cartoonist examines her experience with breast cancer in an irreverent and humorous graphic memoir"--from p. [4] of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.994 ENG

Summary: Just as Magda is diagnosed with breast cancer, she meets Arturo, a devoted husband and father in the midst of unspeakable loss. Their chance encounter leads both down a path of strength, grace, love, and rebirth.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Stark, Lizzie.

Summary: "Would you cut out your healthy breasts and ovaries if you thought it might save your life? That's not a theoretical question for journalist Lizzie Stark's relatives, who grapple with the horrific legacy of cancer built into the family DNA. It is a BRCA mutation that has robbed most of her female relatives of breasts, ovaries, peace of mind, or life itself. In Pandora's DNA, Stark uses her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.1 STA

Brown, Jenny

Summary: Traces how the author lost a leg to bone cancer in childhood before connecting with farm animals and questioning her Southern Baptist upbringing to expose what she has learned about slaughterhouse abuses.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Avery 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BROWN, JENNY BRO

Brodnick, Caitlin

Summary: "After watching too many family members die of cancer, at age 28, public speaker and comedian Caitlin Brodnick was tested for the BRCA1 gene mutation and tested positive, indicating an 87% chance she'd likely be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. She had a preventative double mastectomy, thereby becoming an everywoman's Angelina Jolie. Dangerous Boobies: Breaking Up with My Time-Bomb...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seal Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BRODNICK, CAITLIN BRO

Edelstein, Jean Hannah

Summary: "In 2014 I moved back to the United States after living abroad for fourteen years--my whole adult life--because my father was dying from cancer. Six weeks after I arrived in New York City, my father died. Six months after that I learned that I had inherited the gene that would cause me cancer too." When Jean Hannah Edelstein's world overturned she was forced to confront some of the big...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picador 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 EDELSTEIN, JEAN HANNAH EDE

Wright, Marcia

Summary: "Originally, this book was a journal intended to update friends and family about my husband, Bill's, progress as he received treatment for pancreatic cancer. The diagnosis came in mid-October of 2017 and by November we launched a Caring Bridge© website with the help of my sister, Linda. It was a way to post the most recent updates about Bill's care and treatment and make sure everyone had the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Westbow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson & Zondervan 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WRI

Henigson, Jeff

Summary: "A memoir about Jeff Henigson's teen Starlight Children's Foundation wish after being diagnosed with brain cancer: to meet Mikhail Gorbachev and plea for nuclear disarmament and world peace"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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