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I've Got Cancer, What's Your Excuse?: A Journey Through Black Dog Days, the Big C and Laughter
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I've Got Cancer, What's Your Excuse?: A Journey Through Black Dog Days, the Big C and Laughter (Paperback)

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""Call it a mid-life crisis, but you reach a point where nothing makes sense anymore. Not the goals you set yourself, the years focussed on trying to achieve them, what was let go, what was gained along the way. You look back and think, Is that it? Then you get sick. And everything changes."" This startlingly honest and often hilarious memoir from one of Ireland's best-loved comedians is told through the lens of cancer treatment and its aftermath. From the moment when she heard but didn't necessarily absorb the shocking diagnosis, through the months that followed, Gildea describes the mixed emotion of the journey, at once swept along on its tide and struggling to grapple with its effects. Through depression, comedy, Catholicism, chemotherapy, the bog, emigration, sex, mastectomy, fear, and love, "I've Got Cancer, What's Your Excuse?"takes a refreshingly irreverent look at life, the stuff it throws at you, and what you do with it, as it ultimately asks: "Did cancer save me?"

Health & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyCoping with personal problemsCoping with illness Publisher: Hachette Books Ireland Publication Date: 04/09/2020 ISBN-13: 9781444743449  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Anne Gildea is a Dublin-based writer and performer. In a varied career she has toured internationally with her all-girl comedic songster group, The Nualas; has written and performed comedy material for radio and television for both RTE in Ireland and the BBC in the UK; worked as a solo stage comedian; and is a published novelist. She is also a weekly columnist with the "Irish Mail on Sunday."

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