The Feisty Woman's Breast Cancer Book by Elaine Ratner

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Breaking down the taboos associated with breast cancer and its treatment, Elaine Ratner shows that this illness does not have to be a nightmare, and that most women who contract it can take charge of their experience and come out whole. She begins her book with a list of 18 insights learned from her experience with breast cancer, including:

*Surround yourself with people who make you feel good
*The human body is a miraculous healing machine
*Nobody really knows much about breast cancer
*A breast is completely expendable

In addition to offering down-to-earth advice, Ratner discusses the paternalistic attitudes of the medical establishment toward women, the exaggeration of breast cancer statistics, and the way our culture shapes women's attitudes toward their bodies.

 

About Elaine Ratner

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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
 
Published August 23, 1999 by Hunter House. 288 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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