Top-ten finalist in the Next Best Fiction Author Contest by Hampton Roads Publishing and Hierophant Publishing Significant inspiration for this book was provided by the writings and life of stage and TV actress and Jim Henson puppeteer Eren Ozker (1948 -1993) Meet writer Marly Mitchellshe a successful late-30s writer who plans a healing journey with loving friends to her Top-ten finalist in the Next Best Fiction Author Contest by Hampton Roads Publishing and Hierophant PublishingSignificant inspiration for this book was provided by the writings and life of stage and TV actress and Jim Henson puppeteer Eren Ozker (1948 -1993) Meet writer Marly Mitchellshe a successful late-30s writer who plans a healing journey with loving friends to her favorite vacation destinations in search of PEACE after recovering from a mastectomy. But right now she's finding it hard to focus on the future. "Once I had dragged my strung-out self from the winged torture chamber and slumped onto a row of rock-hard, fake-Naugahyde airport chairs, people shied away from sitting beside me. And who could blame them? It wasn't a comfortable seat to sit on, and I wasn't a comfortable person to sit next to." Marley acknowledges.Thank God for the angels of mercy, albeit with tart tongues and scathing truths, Marly calls the Cancer Club, who share and share alike their pain and fear in a way only fellow sufferers can understand. This poignant, sexy, humorous and inspirational novel is bound to become a book club favorite. ˃˃˃ Always finding love in the wrong places: Luis; he was a primo example of that.Marly met him at UCLA in 1973. He was sleek-looking, with hair the color of milk chocolate and skin to match. He sported a thin moustache and a delicate scar over his left eyebrow that I Marly referred to as his dueling wound. (Actually, it arrived after a flip off the old bicycle at age six.) He was a second generation Spanish-American with a passion for life and sex.He always smelled great.Then came Spring Break - that's where she met Sandy.A social bunch, Marley's Dad invites Sandy to dinner. At 9 p.m. Luis showed up.Flash forward - now on vacation with no desire of any entanglements, Marley is distancing herself from all former lovers. Feeling vulnerable and questioning if she can still be appealing with as she puts it, "missing body parts," getting intimate isn't on her priority list. But then she meets Chris ... ˃˃˃ The Cancer Club: Marly was in the throes of an emotional breakdown. She scraped bare and was beaten down by her chemo treatment schedule. The word "cancer" echoed through her head during her waking hours like a death knell. She couldn't turn off the voice of doom in her head with alcohol or sex or food. She couldn't exercise herself into a deep enough oblivion to truly rest.The strength of soul she'd come to rely on in her teens and had always regarded as her personal fail-safe had disappeared like smoke on a windy day. She didn't care to live. She didn't care to be. Before her fight against cancer, she'd had zero empathy for the reasons people gave up. She was smugly convinced that every human being could find the strength they needed if they only looked for it.How wrong she had been. Ah the Cancer Club - there truly is strength in numbers and how therapeutic to speak with others who understand and share similar experiences. It was there Marly learned to laugh again, to live and to find herself - her true self. ˃˃˃ a crazy, sexy, inspirational novel of survival Join Marly in her journey as she rediscovers life by fighting for its survival. Those who have suffered cancer or have been with a loved one in the battle will relate to the rollercoaster of emotions that come with life-threatening illnesses as outlined in this story. It's a novel of self discovery....
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the cancer club a crazy sexy inspirational novel of survival Reviews
Synposis: Marly Mitchell, a successful writer, plans a healing journey with friends to her favorite vacation destinations in search of reconciliation between her new and old selves after recovering from a mastectomy. Before her fight against cancer, she'd had zero empathy for the reasons people gave up and now found herself being one of those people who wanted to. She is assisted in her self discovery by her friends, family and her support group that she calls the Cancer Club. The Cancer Clubs helps her to understand that the emotional upheaval she is feeling is normal. She finds new strength within herself to speak about her struggle with cancer, deal with long-standing familial conflicts, and finally, a deep sense of peace. After reading the first few paragraphs in the first chapter, I almost stopped reading the book. I will have to admit that the darkness of the feelings expressed were so raw and I wasn't sure if I was ready to take on more. I have always felt that suicide was a selfish act but I also have yet to had an extreme health crisis. It resonated with me that maybe it is not that cut and dry. Marly's travel adventure is engaging as she interacts with family, friends and romantic interests through humorous and even melancholy situations. Overall, a great read that provides understanding to the tizzy of emotions that come with life-threatening illnesses.
At first I didn't want to read this book because I have some friends going through this sad period. They are at different stages of breast cancer. The fight is arduous and daily and my role in all this is to help them not to give up, would make the smile more to the good mood help their treatments.Lucinda's book is so rich in detail about what goes on in character's mind that the reader feels really living her life.It is an inspirational story. It has its moments of sadness, but there are also reasons to smile.Of course, prepare a box of tissues to read. But first of all, open your heart to recognize the beauty that exists when you win a battle of that level, or when you have to bury a dear friend who fought bravely.I don't want to spoil your surprise when reading this story, so I'm just expressing my opinion about the book.Many people may prefer not read it for fear of what pages may contain, but believe me, there are lots of enthusiasm behind each line. The story functions as a support group. Rich, beautiful, real and raw.4,5 stars
It was as good as other reviewers said. Having survived breast cancer myself, I was interested in her experience. She did the one thing I neglected to do-she was in a support group. This led me into a major depression that lasted years. I advise anyone now to get into a group, it can literally save your life!