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The C-Word

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Published by Arrow, part of Cornerstone Publishing

Format: Paperback


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EAN: 9780099547549
Published: 15 Apr 2010


About the book


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 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 grade-three 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, life-altering, sheer pain-in-the-arse inconvenience of getting breast cancer at the age of 28.

The C-Word 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 C-Word will make you laugh and cry, and ultimately reaffirm your faith in life.

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What the critics say

A treasure trove of keen insight, coping strategies ... and uplifting slices-of-life
- Telegraph

Searingly honest, touching and often very funny ... This book is not only life affirming, it's also the most inspiring and uplifting account you'll ever read about cancer
- Stylist

In this compelling book, Lisa tells her story with incredible honesty, emotion and humour.
This real-life account of her fight with the Big C is guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and put your own troubles into perspective
- Closer

An emotional, witty and compelling read
- heat

- Look

Anger, fear and loneliness were just some of the emotions experienced during this time but Lisa found writing about her experience cathartic. This moving and searingly honest account of her battle is outstanding
- The Sun

With a talent for profanity that would make Billy Connolly blush, Lisa reveals the highs, the lows, the laughs and the absolutely terrifying moments she faced ... effing brilliant
- Daily Record

About the Author

Lisa Lynch was a journalist and magazine editor. At the age of 28, while editing her second interiors title, Lisa discovered a lump in her breast - a lump that spawned not just cancer, but a blog (www.alrighttit.com), this book and a writing career. Lisa died in 2013.

Follow the blog at www.alrighttit.com


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