A definitive and approachable guide to life during, and after, breast cancer The biggest risk factor for breast cancer is simply being a woman. Madhulika Sikka's A Breast Cancer Alphabet offers a new way to live with and plan past the hardest diagnosis that most women will ever receive: a personal, practical, and deeply informative look at the road from diagnosis to treatment and beyond. What Madhulika Sikka didn't foresee when initially diagnosed, and what this book brings to life so vividly, are the unexpected and minute challenges that make navigating the world of breast cancer all the trickier. A Breast Cancer Alphabet is an inspired reaction to what started as a personal predicament. This A-Z guide to living with breast cancer goes where so many fear to tread: sex (S is for Sex - really?), sentimentality (J is for Journey - it's a cliche we need to dispense with), hair (H is for Hair - yes, you can make a federal case of it) and work (Q is for Quitting - there'll be days when you feel like it). She draws an easy-to-follow, and quite memorable, map of her travels from breast cancer neophyte to seasoned veteran. As a prominent news executive, Madhulika had access to the most cutting edge data on the disease's reach and impact. At the same time, she craved the community of frank talk and personal insight that we rely on in life's toughest moments. This wonderfully inventive book navigates the world of science and story, bringing readers into Madhulika's mind and experience in a way that demystifies breast cancer and offers new hope for those living with it.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Madhulika Sikka
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Imprint: Crown Publishing Group, Division of Random House Inc
Dimensions: Width: 12.70cm , Height: 2.10cm , Length: 19.10cm
ISBN 10: 0385348517
Publication Date: 17 March 2014
Audience: General/trade , General
Publisher's Status: Active
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Breast-cancer patients will fall in love with Sikka...a funny, chatty, and honest storyteller....Just what the doctor ordered. - Booklist (starred) [Sikka's] charming alphabetic compilation...is a warm and fuzzy friend to keep close during the cancer journey. 'B' is for buying multiple copies. - Library Journal (starred) Sometimes humorous, always honest and straightforward, this little book offers the perfect combination of practical advice and personal musings to help any woman, her family and her friends handle the complicated road through Cancerland. - Kirkus Reviews Thank goodness for Madhulika Sikka! She is neither a warrior nor a hero. Her breast cancer made her neither sexy nor spiritually enlightened. She is simply a real woman with a real illness who tells it true: with grief, anger, wit and great authenticity. - Peggy Orenstein, author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches From the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture A Breast Cancer Alphabet is a brisk, user-friendly ABC of dealing with the disaster of cancer and how to get through it with a smile. It is a remarkably insightful and sensitive guide to making the best of the worst, all delivered with Madhulika's wit and vital energy. - Tina Brown, former editor of Vanity Fair, the New Yorker, and the Daily Beast Madhulika Sikka is the honest-talking-advice-giving-big sister-sage-support group that every girl needs to help navigate the world of 'cancerland'. A Breast Cancer Alphabet is the definitive how-to go-to book. - Marisa Acocella Marchetto, author of Cancer Vixen Madhulika Sikka's A Breast Cancer Alphabet is brilliantly researched, smart, and personal - an unvarnished primer of what every woman needs to know about the diagnosis, treatment, and consequences of living with breast cancer. Her practical advice from A to Z is exactly what I wish I'd known when I was first diagnosed. With the trained eye and ear of ai
MADHULIKA SIKKAis a veteran broadcast journalist with decades of experience. Among other media outlets, she has worked at NPR News and ABC News.
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