Thanks for the Mammogram!: Living through Breast Cancer with Faith, Hope, and a Healthy Dose of Laughter

Thanks for the Mammogram!: Living through Breast Cancer with Faith, Hope, and a Healthy Dose of Laughter

Cancer isn't funny. But humor is healing.

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About the Book

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 faith and her sense of humor 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 classic book has now been revised and updated for a new generation, showing women confronting the disease–and those who love them–that faith, hope, and a healthy dose of laughter can make all the difference.

Genre: Non-Fiction
Tag: Featured Books
Publisher: Revell
Publication Year: 2020
ISBN: 0800736591
“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 I not funny, life often is, and sometimes laughter really is the best medicine!”
– Olympic skater Peggy Fleming Jenkins, breast cancer survivor
“I couldn’t put this book down. A powerful demonstration of a patient’s ability to defeat a disease we all hate. 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
"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
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About the Author
Laura Jensen Walker

Laura Jensen Walker has loved words ever since she read 103 books in Miss Vopelensky's first-grade class. That's when she first dreamed of becoming a writer. Her dream came true many years later when her first book was published at the age of forty.

Now after more than a decade away from publishing she's thrilled to be back and writing again!

She's delighted that at long last, her memoir, Good Girl, the book of her soul, releases in June 2022. This is the best, most transparent, and vulnerable book she has ever written. Laura also released a trio of fun cozy mysteries during the pandemic: Murder Most Sweet (A Bookish Baker Mystery) which she's delighted to say was nominated for an Agatha Award, Hope, Faith, & a Corpse (A Faith Chapel Mystery)  and Deadly Delights, her second Bookish Baker Mystery. She's currently working on some historical fiction.

Laura lives in Northern California with her Renaissance-man husband and their canine daughter Mellie.

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