A Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer
On Sale: March 18, 2014
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Non-Fiction | Self-Help
The Girlfriend’s Guide meets What to Expect When
You’re Expecting for breast cancer patients in an
outstanding book that is at once beautiful and helpful,
realistic, and uplifting.
When she was diagnosed with
breast cancer at age thirty-nine, Hollye Jacobs—a palliative
care nurse with graduate degrees in social work, bioethics,
and child development—started a blog to keep family and
friends informed of her treatment. It soon evolved into a
daily must-read for thousands of women worldwide. Now, in a
graceful, exquisitely illustrated work with full-color
photographs by award-winning photographer Elizabeth Messina,
Jacobs offers an informative, therapeutic guide for people
who have been diagnosed with the disease.
Silver Lining is part memoir, part guidebook that
combines the author’s professional knowledge with her
firsthand personal experience. “This is the book that I
wished I’d had after my breast cancer diagnosis. What I
needed was a lifeline, a point of reference, a source of
encouragement that was simultaneously honest and
With its balance of substance and
beauty, The Silver Lining artfully provides the
chance to witness the breast cancer experience from both
sides of the bed, from the perspective of an experienced
nurse and that of a close friend. Hollye addresses the
physical and emotional aspects and what patients can expect,
from coping with a diagnosis, to surgery, chemotherapy,
radiation, and recovery, to nutrition and complementary
therapies, as well as how to talk with children about
While the book is brimming with action
steps and lifelines to help people negotiate each phase of
treatment and recovery, every chapter includes a “Silver
Lining”—the source of inspiration and perspective that
buoyed Jacobs through her own journey.
wealth of invaluable insight in a gorgeous design that you
will want to keep on your nightstand, The Silver
Lining is a companion that every cancer patient will
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