Thanks for the Mammogram!, Revised and Updated Edition
Living through Breast Cancer with Faith, Hope, and a Healthy Dose of Laughter
Cancer isn't funny. But humor is healing.
When Laura Jensen Walker was diagnosed with breast cancer on her first wedding anniversary, she found humor to be healing in the midst of terrifying circumstances. In this energetic and hope-filled book, she draws on her enduring faith and her endless wit to encourage others going through the same thing. From discovering that "bald is beautiful" to navigating the world of saline breast implants, Walker recounts the highs and lows of coping with cancer.
Infused with strength and dignity, this beloved book shows women confronting the disease--and those who love them--that faith, hope, and a healthy dose of laughter can make all the difference.
"Thanks for the Mammogram! isn't for every woman. It's only for those who've experienced cancer, loved someone with cancer, met someone with cancer, worried about getting cancer, saw a made-for-TV movie about cancer once, read about cancer on a bus poster . . . in other words, honey, this book is for you. What an uplifting, uproarious approach to an otherwise serious, scary subject. Buy a copy for every woman you know!"--Liz Curtis Higgs, author of Bad Girls of the Bible
and It's Good to Be Queen
Award-winning author Laura Jensen Walker approaches life with a sense of humor. She is the author of many books, including Mentalpause and Other Midlife Laughs and several novels. Laura lives in Northern California with her Renaissance-man husband, Michael, and their canine daughter, Mellie.
"Thanks for the Mammogram! isn't for every woman. It's only for those who've experienced cancer, loved someone with cancer, met someone with cancer, worried about getting cancer, saw a made-for-TV movie about cancer once, read about cancer on a bus poster . . . in other words, honey, this book is for you. What an uplifting, uproarious approach to an otherwise serious, scary subject. Buy a copy for every woman you know!"
Liz Curtis Higgs, author of Bad Girls of the Bible and It's Good to Be Queen
"Thanks for the Mammogram! will give anyone going through breast cancer what they need most: courage, hope, and some much-needed laughs! By sharing her story, Laura Jensen Walker reminds all of us that while cancer is not funny, life often is, and sometimes laughter really is the best medicine!"
Peggy Fleming Jenkins, Olympic skater, breast cancer survivor
"Very informative, but also most definitely positive and uplifting for all women who have to face the terrible trials and tribulations of breast cancer. The author's genuine sense of humor shows how keeping a positive attitude is so important. I also really enjoyed the chapter penned by her husband. Certainly we husbands go through our own trauma with breast cancer when it affects our wives and those close to us."
Greg Jenkins, MD, husband of Peggy Fleming Jenkins
"I couldn't put this book down. A powerful demonstration of a patient's ability to defeat a disease we all hate. The author's approach needs to be deeply incorporated in treatment plans offered by conventional therapies. A must read for patients, physicians, and all those involved in the care of breast cancer--this book will bring peace to those so desperately in need of it."
Ernie Bodai, MD, creator of the Breast Cancer Awareness postage stamp
"The best medicine for what ails us is often a hopeful, hilarious, compassionate survivor/companion to hold our hand through the dark valley. No one need walk through breast cancer alone. Laura is the perfect 'bosom buddy' for the journey--via the laughter, tears, and helpful information in Thanks for the Mammogram!"
Becky Johnson, coauthor of Nourished and We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
"Laura has pulled off an almost impossible feat--assaulting cancer with a massive dose of humor. And she won! This is an incredibly real, sensitive, gritty, hopeful book, woven through and through with Laura's signature brand of humor. It is far more than good entertainment--it is good medicine."
Dave Meurer, author of New Every Day