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The Glass Half Full; A breast cancer blog revisited. [Kindle Edition]

Elizabeth Glasson
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Elizabeth Glasson was living an ordinary life worrying about nothing more than getting home from work in time to pick up the kids and whether there would be another series of Desperate Housewives. All that changed one fateful summer when she discovered a lump in her left breast and things got a whole lot more complicated.

Five years on, she revisits the blog she wrote during treatment for an aggressive grade 3, stage 3 breast cancer and looks at the experience with the benefit of hindsight and a great pair of tinted specs.

A funny, poignant and ultimately hopeful story from a mother, wife, friend and colleague who (nearly) always saw the glass half full...

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 299 KB
  • Print Length: 122 pages
  • Publisher: Brazen Head Publishing (29 Dec 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006RMH7QK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #143,088 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review re visited 3 Jan 2012
By BMac
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Having had friends who have been through breast-cancer I found this a thoughtful and insightful book, its certainly not all doom and gloom and did make me laugh out loud in places. A great read for anyone looking to support friends and loved ones on their own journey, through their own personal minefield. I found it very helpful and i really enjoyed reading it. Am sure that it would also be a fantastic aid to anyone who is also going through the experience themselves, well done Elizabeth.

I wrote that review obviously after I read the book, however I am revisiting it as I thought the gentleman who gave the review one star was so outrageous I had to comment. Surely EVERY experience of cancer is individual and the assumptions made by him were I thought harsh and unfair. I think the book is a great help and I would hate to see anyone put off by such a negative view, yes its scary being diagnosed but reading about that and reading how someone coped is greatly helpful, I notice that the man who write the review was commenting on behalf os his wife. I wonder if her review would be the same? It is "real world stuff" as he puts it as surely every experience is valid.
I stand by my review and would thoroughly recommend it
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative blog 21 Mar 2013
By Shonagh
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I choose to read this a I have had breast cancer and was rediagnosed with secondarily 2 years ago. This was a very good true to life blog of a women's journey. Thanks you for sharing this with others,it helped me too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth reading 10 Jun 2013
By lucky
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I found that I could really relate to this book and had many of the same thoughts as this lady. Would recommenced this book to other breast cancer patients.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking and uplifting 7 Jan 2012
By Poppy
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This beautifully written book is as powerfully moving and shocking as you might expect a memoir about breast cancer to be. But the way the writer speaks about her family and friends is so warm (and often very funny) that though it was clearly a bleak experience it isn't a bleak read. In fact, it's strangely uplifting to see how she dealt with such a traumatic experience. And her reevaluation of life in the aftermath is very striking and thought-provoking. It will certainly help women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer but I would also recommend it to anyone who wants to see life from a new perspective.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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This not only a must read for anybody diagnosed with breast cancer, but a warm, wise and amusing book which poses the question: how do we want to live our lives? This wonderful book celebrates the value of family life and friendship.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read Me 26 Jan 2012
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You must read this book! Its strength lies in E. M Glassons candid, witty, searing, revitalising and engaging account of her journey through the year following a bolt out of the blue breast cancer diagnosis on her, her young family and friends. It touched me to the core.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the glass half full 2 April 2014
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A very interesting and frank read by a lady living to tell the tail of Breast cancer and how to survive with it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Real deal 21 Jun 2013
By Janet N
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This book has helped me through my own breast cancer experience and I have laughed and cried as I identified with the author. The truth about dealing with breast cancer is within these pages.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
Totally enjoyed reading this! An uplifting read which included incidents & thoughts from the author about breast cancer I could identify with. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Debra
5.0 out of 5 stars So strong
A true,no holes barred, account of dealing with the trauma of having cancer. A really great read.
Well written Elizabeth.
Published 21 months ago by Paul Carlin
1.0 out of 5 stars Totally Unhelpful
I bought this almost as soon as my wife was diagnosed and I was absolutely shocked it made it on to the shelves . Read more
Published on 7 Oct 2012 by cov wolves
5.0 out of 5 stars A book for everyone
I found this book very interesting to read. It was very insightful, well written and informative. I'd not only recommend it to. Read more
Published on 11 Sep 2012 by Caro
5.0 out of 5 stars The best cancer blog I've read so far.
I was diagnosed with an entirely different type of cancer a year and a half ago and have since read a lot of books and blogs by sufferers of various types of cancer. Read more
Published on 12 Mar 2012 by boingboing
5.0 out of 5 stars You'll laugh and cry...
What a good read! Despite the horrible experience the author went through, she tells a tale that will make you laugh and cry. Read more
Published on 23 Feb 2012 by janieg
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't disagree more, Pat.
Couldn't disagree more Pat. I loved this book and found it really helpful and very moving in parts. Only when you have experienced breast cancer (which somehow I don't think Pat... Read more
Published on 23 Feb 2012 by Mrs. R. B. E. Mahony
5.0 out of 5 stars Compulsive reading!
Like other reviewers, I found The Glass Half Full a compulsive read. I was unable to leave the writer in the midst of her gruelling treatment for breast cancer and stayed up half... Read more
Published on 23 Feb 2012 by S. Mathias
5.0 out of 5 stars Soooo not frivolous
I have been meaning to write a review since I read this book a few weeks ago, and, now that I am, I find myself first and foremostly compelled to disagree with the one negative... Read more
Published on 23 Feb 2012 by jellyhead
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