(((Free Ebook))) ↝ The C-Word ↜ PDF eBook or Kindle ePUB free

'Carrie Bradshaw fell in Dior, I fell in Debenhams It was May 2008, and it was spectacular Uncomfortable heels slippy floor head turned by a cocktail dress = thwack Arms stretched overhead, teeth cracking on floor tiles, chest and knees breaking the fall It was theatrical, exaggerated, a perfect 6.0 And it was Significant Moment #1 in discovering that I had gradethree breast cancer.' The last thing Lisa Lynch had expected to put on her 'things to do before you're 30' list was beating breast cancer, but them's the breaks So with her life on hold, and her mind close to capacity with unspoken fears, questions and emotions, she turned to her Mac and started blogging about the frustrating, lifealtering, sheer paininthearse inconvenience of getting breast cancer at the age of 28 The CWord is an unflinchingly honest and darkly humorous account of Lisa's battle with The Bullshit, as she came to call it.Despite the fact Lisa will probably want to punch me, The CWord is a very brave account of what it is to face breast cancer (sorry, but it is brave So there) Lisa says at the beginning of the book that she wants to portray a realistic approach to cancer because cancer's not a thing to celebrate, not a thing to gloss over, it's a serious illness that most of us know nothing about Lisa certainly didn't, until she got it and I certainly don't, although I feel mucheducated after reading The CWord as well as Talk to the Headscarf by Emma Hannigan Both are unflinchingly brave accounts of cancer, it takes a hell of a lot to write a book about something so horrible and to blog about it, too I applaud Lisa for writing the book (and Emma, too, obviously) Because cancer is something most of us know so little about books like The CWord help open our innocent eyes, and because Lisa had no experience of it either, it's a very raw and honest book.What probably sets The CWord apart from a lot of cancer books that are around, is that Lisa's tale has humour throughout You wouldn't believe it, but the book made me laugh! I never in a million years thought I would laugh whilst reading a book about cancer how can cancer and laughs mix? But Lisa's writing style is filled with black humour and there are some genuinely funny moments I did feel disturbed laughing, and I'm glad there was no one around to hear me, but the book was humourous, honestly I'm not sick or twisted, I swear It's Lisa's fault, anyway, for making me laugh.Seriously, Lisa has become my new hero I know she says in the book she hates being called brave, and will probably not think of herself as a hero and tell me to stop being an idiot and that many people deal with this crap every day, but I don't think many people face it the way Lisa has Many people would be defeated by it, but while Lisa has her dark moments, she generally doesn't want the cancer to beat her and she faces it with humour But do you know what really made the book for me? The family spirit I felt like if I saw Lisa or P in the street, I would know them They wouldn't know me, but that's beside the point The way Lisa talks about her support network; her family, her friends, P, it's in such a way that you feel like you know these people Even the way Lisa speaks about her hospital team Smiley Surgeon, AlwaysRight Breast Nurse, Prof, Curly Prof it's just amazing I've never felt so connected to people I've never met!I was blown away by the book By the honesty, by the humour, by Lisa herself, and it's a book everybody should read It's a real and honest account of what it is to have breast cancer at 28 It made me laugh, it made me sad, and it was one heck of a rollercoaster journey (one that isn't over, that can never be over) It's an inspirational story, there's no doubt about it and Lisa has one of the best blogs I've ever read which means I'm able to keep up with Lisa's life (I mean that in a nonstalkery way thank you very much) I see from her blog, Lisa might be writing a novel? I for one would champion that, her writing skills are second to none and a fiction book would be amazing If anyone can produce a bumkicking heroine, it would be Lisa Kudos to her for sharing her story with the world, it's taught me a lot, and it's a book I could easily read again, I loved it (which I'm sure is wrong; how can I 'love' a book about cancer?!) But then again, while it undoubtedly is a book about cancer, it's about so muchthan that as well. (((Free Ebook))) ☙ The C-Word ⇬ The incredibly moving, darkly humorous account of one woman's fight against breast cancer Now a BBC Drama starring Sheridan Smith 'Carrie Bradshaw fell in Dior, I fell in Debenhams It was May , and it was spectacular Uncomfortable heelsslippy floorhead turned by a cocktail dress = thwack Arms stretched overhead, teeth cracking on floor tiles, chest and knees breaking the fall It was theatrical, exaggerated, a perfectAnd it was Significant Momentin discovering that I had gradethree breast cancer'The last thing Lisa Lynch had expected to put on her 'things to do before you're ' list was beating breast cancer, but them's the breaks So with her life on hold, and her mind close to capacity with unspoken fears, questions and emotions, she turned to her Mac and started blogging about the frustrating, lifealtering, sheer paininthearse inconvenience of getting breast cancer at the age of The CWord is an unflinchingly honest and darkly humorous account of Lisa's battle with The Bullshit, as she came to call it From the good days when she could almost pretend it wasn't happening, to the bad days, when she couldn't bear to wake up, Lisa's story is emotional, heartbreaking and often hilarious The CWord will make you laugh and cry, and ultimately reaffirm your faith in life Having seen the BBC drama adaptation first, I then picked up this book And, boy, is it emotional Only 28 when diagnosed with breast cancer, Lisa Lynch took to writing a blog to get all of her thoughts, feelings and emotions off her chest, so to speak Lisa's writing is just brilliant; she is funny, witty, and brutally honest It's difficult to imagine reading a book about breast cancer that actually makes you laugh out loud, but The CWord does just that, thanks to Lisa's fantastic writing There's a certain toiletrelated section of the book which made me chuckle a lot so much so, I had to put the book the down for a couple of minutes to regain my composure! Her brutal honesty about the uncertainty of her future can make for uncomfortable reading, but Lisa manages to put a positive spin on these harrowing subjects The book ends on a positive note: Lisa comes through all treatment and reconstructive surgery and is told there is no sign of cancer, but, having seen the drama, we know that, unfortunately, Lisa dies a few years later of a brain tumour But what a legacy she has left behind. I stumbled across Lisa Lynch's blog knowing nothing about her and decided to buy her book (which is, I understand, an edited collection of many of her blog posts) It was absolutely amazing in a raw, horrible, gutwrenching and heartwarming way Read it And only then do research about her. A frank account of the authors own experiences with cancer.A funny, heart warming and emotional read. Got a bit too much emotionally for me couldn't cope with finishing it A very interesting well written book It gives a very personal account of Lisa's cancer journey I wanted to watch the TV series last year but was unable to so instead decided to read the book. I don’t think there are words good enough for this book I am a total wreck following this book and it’s been one of the most moving books I’ve ever read It was a difficult read but also a necessary one Funny, sad, inspiring, I can’t list enough words It took me a while to read and I had to dip in and out of it but this woman is truly incredible To write with the frankness and honesty and humour is truly amazing The strength she had and the strength and support from her doting husband and friends and family is heart warming and touching I’m a little bit broken by this book but also a whole lot better off in lots of ways having gone through the journey with her. This was a tough read, but so inspirational Lisa writes with gut wrenching honestythat will make you cry and laugh sometimes at the same time! Lisa was diagnosed with breast cancer at 28 at stage 3 Her writing makes you feel you are there with her as she faces the awful chemo, radiotherapy, finding she will never be able to have children and will always have cancer (the bullshit) in her life.Even though the book ends positively, you know from the start that Lisa lost her battle with cancer at 33 I wish I had known her. Book #15: I've not read anythingBritish than this before and enjoyed every page of this humourous account of a 28 year old's one year stand with breast cancer The last topic you'd expect depicted with this light heartedness Honestly I only picked up this book coz Stephen Fry said it was funny Thanks Mr Fry, this was a brilliant choice Please please please read this book in spite of this not being your genre! Happy to lend a copy.