Cancer hurts. It's scary. It's no laughing matter.
But sometimes laughter is what we need.
Author Joules Evans, breast cancer survivor, is helping many patients and their family and friends to beat back the cancer blues. Shaken Not Stirred... A Chemo Cocktail is an eye-opening combination of brutal honesty, deep faith, and much-needed laughter. From finding the dreaded spot to downing the last "chemo cocktail," Evans lays her story on the line for readers hungry for hope. Describing herself as "occasionally radioactive with a chance of superpowers," Joules Evans's writing can transport you from the sad moments (grab a tissue) into tears of laughter within a single page. Several times I found myself reading long sections out loud to my husband--whether or not he wanted to hear them.
Here is Evans' back-cover description:
Shaken Not Stirred... A Chemo Cocktail is the cancer chapter in my story. It's a series of postcards from the other side of breast cancer and chemo. Been there, done that, had to buy a new T-shirt. When the glass is half full, being optimistic is pretty much a 50/50 chance. But when I was staring at two empty cups in the mirror? Yikes! If that's not life handing out "lemons" then I don't know what is. And I know, everybody always says to "make lemonade" when you get a twist of your fate like that... but I guess I'm more of a lemontini kind of girl. Ha! The lemonade never sees the vodka coming. Now that's a twist I can dance. Shaken Not Stirred... A Chemo Cocktail is one part hope, a dash of bitter, a splash of sweet, with a twist of humor, and served on the rocks. It's a comedy about my tragedy. Yeah, I know cancer isn't funny. It sucks. But, I believe laughter heals. So hold still while I tickle your funny bone.
Shaken Not Stirred...A Chemo Cocktail is found only at Amazon. (Note--these links take you to the Kindle version... if you want the paperback version for a few dollars more, click here.)
Bottoms up...and don't forget to laugh!