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“Being Sarah” – Time For a Book Review and Give Away!

Have you had breast cancer or do you know someone who has?

Do you consider yourself to be a bit outspoken or perhaps wish you were a bit more outspoken?

Have you ever been a caretaker to someone with a serious illness, or do you know someone who has been?

Are you concerned about the pink ribbon culture that exists today in the world of breast cancer?

Do you wish more was being done in the realm of cancer prevention?

Have you wondered how a national health care system works?

Do you enjoy reading candidly written memoirs, the kind you can’t put down?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then I have a perfect book for you to read and possibly even win!

The book is entitled Being Sarah. The author, Sarah Horton, is a new friend of mine from Liverpool, England. I would be giving this particular book a “thumbs up” even if she was not a friend.

Really, I would be!

Sometimes members of my family roll their eyes when they see or ask me what I’m presently reading. I know exactly what they’re thinking; don’t you ever get sick of reading stuff about breast cancer?

Well, quite honestly, no. I don’t; especially when the story is real and candid, especially when it is a book like Being Sarah.

Being Sarah is a wonderfully honest story about the author’s own breast cancer odyssey from D-day, diagnosis day as she calls it, to finish. Well, actually her story isn’t finished, because as Sarah so honestly states over and over in her book, a cancer diagnosis is not something that ends one day when treatment stops. Once cancer enters your life, it’s there for good.

I could not agree more.

Being Sarah is a perfect title for this book because that’s exactly what it’s about; Sarah being Sarah, Sarah questioning the status quo, Sarah not blindly accepting, Sarah being opinionated, Sarah challenging the pink ribbon culture, Sarah feeling like she does not fit the “proper cancer mold” and mostly it’s about Sarah being true to herself.

Sarah shares her unique experience with breast cancer, including the devastating emotional ramifications that also often accompany a breast cancer diagnosis, but aren’t always talked about.

Being Sarah is first and foremost honest and fresh. It is as it says on the cover, “A true story about choice, control and breast cancer.”

You won’t be able to put it down.

If you would like to win a free copy of Being Sarah, simply leave a comment stating so and your name will be entered in the give away. You can do so up until Tuesday, August 2. Be sure to include your email address. To double your chances of winning, visit Nancy’s Point on Facebook and leave a comment there as well in the Being Sarah post. Also, if you haven’t had a chance yet, be sure to “like” Nancy’s Point on Facebook.

If you have read the book, please leave a comment and let others know what you thought of it!

The winner of the give away will be announced on my blog and on my Nancy’s Point Facebook page shortly after the drawing.

Thanks for reading my review and be sure to enter the drawing for your free copy of Being Sarah!

Good luck!

About the author

In addition to being an author, Sarah Horton is an artist, film-maker, knitter, gardener and runner. She is also a speaker and breast cancer activist. She lives in Liverpool, England with her husband Ronnie Hughes, whose important role as Sarah’s caretaker is also lovingly written about in her book. Sarah blogs at Being Sarah where she shares her ups and downs, milestones and lingering fears. She also shares her joys in life and passion for nature through her writing, photos and film.

Being Sarah is published by Wordscapes and is available online at www.beingsarah.com. Being Sarah is also available to order from bookshops. Extracts from Being Sarah are available to read at her website as well.

 

 

                                                                                                                                      

kim

Thursday 4th of August 2011

Although I am too late to enter the contest, I sure appreciate learning about this book. I will check it out--as I, too, like to read and be informed. Thanks for the review.

Nancy

Thursday 4th of August 2011

Kim, Thanks for reading and taking time to comment. I know I can never read enough about this stuff. Sounds like you feel the same way. Hope you will check out this book soon. It's a good one.

Lisa

Monday 1st of August 2011

Who me?? Outspoken? Um, read my recent blog post.... Thanks Nancy and Sarah for a great giveaway! Good luck to all!

Nancy

Monday 1st of August 2011

Lisa, Thanks so much for your comment and for entering this giveaway. I appreciate your participation! I just read your post, now I'm pretty curious. Good luck with things, Lisa. I guess you don't need any lessons on being outspoken! Of course, I already sensed that! ha. And that's a compliment!

Amanda

Sunday 31st of July 2011

Nancy, what a great giveaway. I would absolutely love to win this book, and to quote another would be reader...Have now added this to a wish list just incase I don't win a copy. There should be many more publications like this made available worldwide. High Five Sarah and high Five Nancy for giving us a chance to win !

Nancy

Monday 1st of August 2011

Amanda, Thanks so much for your supportive words and for participating in the giveaway! Good luck!

Jan Hasak

Friday 29th of July 2011

Nancy, what a wonderful giveaway! I would LOVE to win this book, as would so many others. Always curious about others' stories, I'm eager to devour these types of memoirs. And I'm also a friend of Sarah's. Jan jan@janhasak.com

Nancy

Friday 29th of July 2011

Jan, I know what you mean about being curious about all those other stories. Memoir is my favorite genre anyway. Glad you are entering the giveaway. Thanks for commenting!

Suzanne Peckham

Wednesday 27th of July 2011

I would LOVE to read this book..to win it would be even better! Count me in!

Thanks! Suzanne

Nancy

Wednesday 27th of July 2011

Suzanne, I would love for you to read this book too. You are counted as in! Thanks for your comment, Suzanne, and good luck!

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