28 02 2020

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I call this a must read.  We have all been touched by cancer one way or another.  At the least, we all know someone who has or is going through it.  We need to read this, not to read about someone we never knew, but to see what people go through.  This is a memoir of the author, who has written this in story form.  This is about Adrienne, the author’s sister, whom the author was also the guardian.  This begins with just before the diagnosis of liver cancer.  Adrienne was only 15.  She had a good attitude throughout this whole ordeal.  Very well written.


SYNOPSIS: Adrienne Wilson is a depressed, suicidal teenager—until the day she receives a diagnosis of stage IV liver cancer. Facing the fight of her life, Adrienne discovers just how much she wants to live.


As Adrienne’s legal guardian, Andrea acts as her parent, sister, friend, and guide. In Better Off Bald: A Life in 147 Days, Andrea Wilson Woods tells a brilliant, touching story that captures the reader’s heart and attention with clarity and grit.


This emotional true story is a beautifully written, insightful, page-turning book on how we connect as humans and why life—no matter how truncated—is worth living.


Among smiles and tears, this heartwarming and heartbreaking memoir will touch your soul and change your life.


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Andrea Wilson Woods is a writer who loves to tell stories, and a patient advocate who founded the nonprofit Blue Faery: The Adrienne Wilson Liver Cancer Association. Andrea is the CEO and co-founder of Cancer University, a for-profit, social benefit, digital health company. With Cancer U, Andrea synergizes her talents of coaching, writing, teaching, and advocacy. For over ten years, Andrea worked in the education field as a teacher and professor for public and private schools as well as universities. Andrea obtained her master’s degree in professional writing from the University of Southern California; her nonfiction writing has won national awards.


I received a complimentary copy of this ebook from BookSirens for my honest review.