The Resource Beauty and the breast : a tale of breast cancer, love, and friendship, Merrill Joan Gerber

Beauty and the breast : a tale of breast cancer, love, and friendship, Merrill Joan Gerber

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Beauty and the breast : a tale of breast cancer, love, and friendship
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Beauty and the breast
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a tale of breast cancer, love, and friendship
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Merrill Joan Gerber
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Tale of breast cancer, love, and friendship
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eng
Summary
When Merrill Joan Gerber was diagnosed with breast cancer, she set out on a journey familiar to too many women. It began with denial that her precious breasts, those shining birthrights that appear in adolescence and promise beauty, sex and the love of men, could become the agents of terror and even death. What followed was a parade of doctors and their treatments, of surgery, the debilitating side effects of chemotherapy, and the dangerous but life-saving beams of radiation to her breast. She found new friends in her cancer support group but lost three to the disease. Merrill recorded intimate conversations with her husband and daughters, took photographs of her breast in various stages of treatment, and also of the machinery that dispensed the treatments. Merrill faced the complicated day-to-day topics--where do I get a wig, what can I eat, how will I sleep? She found a new appreciation for the blessings in her life, her beloved husband, their daughters, and their daughters' children. As she recalled her parents' illnesses, her childhood in Brooklyn, and her complicated relationship with her own breasts, she reflected on long-held notions of fear and death. Merrill Joan Gerber is the author of thirty books and many short stories. She is the winner of an O. Henry Prize and the Ribalow Award from Hadassah magazine. In Beauty and the Breast, she bares her soul and her breasts as she navigates the terrors of cancer and learns with courage and gratitude what it means to be a survivor
Biography type
autobiography
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
Beauty and the breast : a tale of breast cancer, love, and friendship, Merrill Joan Gerber
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Beauty and the breast : a tale of breast cancer, love, and friendship, Merrill Joan Gerber
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Dimensions
23 cm.
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176 pages
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9781603815260
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations, photographs
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