Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Kelly Corrigan - Circus of Cancer and The Middle Place

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Newspaper columnist Kelly Corrigan was a happily married mother of two young daughters when she discovered a cancerous lump in her breast. The Middle Place is a heart-wrenching and humorous memoir of her struggle with breast cancer. The chapters alternate between detailed descriptions of her chemo and radiation treatments and her happy childhood growing up in a large, loving Irish family. She is also the creator of CircusOfCancer.org, a website to teach people how to help a friend through breast cancer.
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I have been following her story for some time now and what an impressive story it is.
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3 comments:

Krissy said...

I can think of the perfect person to gift this book to! Thanks for the head's up :)

Honeygo Beasley said...

Wow - touching. Powerful. Thanks for introducing to me and the rest of your readers. I will pass her words on ...

I've been mired in work - and this was a worthy interlude.

Danmark said...

Kelly Corrigan's "The Middle Place" will make you laugh, it will make you cry. It is simply a must read. Ms. Corrigan's ability to reflect on her past as she deals with her sickness is both touching and revealing. I appreciated her frankness and humor. I feel many will be able to relate to being in "The Middle Place" in life and how important it is feel all that goes along with it.

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