The C-Word Paperback – 15 Apr 2010
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"A treasure trove of keen insight, coping strategies ... and uplifting slices-of-life" (Telegraph)
"Searingly honest, touching and often very funny ... This book is not only life affirming, it's also the most inspiring and uplifting account you'll ever read about cancer" (Stylist)
"In this compelling book, Lisa tells her story with incredible honesty, emotion and humour.
This real-life account of her fight with the Big C is guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and put your own troubles into perspective" (Closer)
"An emotional, witty and compelling read" (heat)
The incredibly moving, darkly humorous account of one woman's fight against breast cancer. Now a BBC Drama starring Sheridan Smith.
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Top Customer Reviews
Its a strong reminder that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
It's all the things you will read in reviews & more....
This is so well written, thought provoking, inspiring, yes a sad & horrible subject, but don't be put off by the title or subject, because the thing that stood out the most for me was the humour, actual real belly laugh stuff. Brilliant. Not one of those self congratulating "look how well I coped with cancer" type of books either, because Lisa was brutally honest, in how difficult it was, but still thrown in with great humour. But boy did she cope.
A truly wonderful read by a truly wonderful lady.
Lisa, what a legend you are & what a legacy you have left behind.
Like many readers I had seen Sheridan Smith in the TV adaptation and in some ways that did spoil the book a bit. I couldn't read it without hearing HER voice or imagining HER as the protagonist which I think is a bit of a shame as Lisa got a bit lost behind the excellent actress who played her role.
If you can't deal with doom and gloom, don't worry. The TV adaptation went a couple of years beyond the book so this isn't a book that ends in death and disaster - though it seems some readers quit on the assumption that it would.
It's mentioned - but never explained - that Lynch had one of the BRCA genes that made her chances worse than they would be for those people who lack that gene defect. I wish this had been mentioned more as it might have reassured those without the gene. I'd advise that the book is probably very useful to a patient facing chemo and radiotherapy or their family and friends as Lynch's account is quite graphic and detailed and it's not so easy to find an honest account of what those patients might expect to face.
You'll finish this book wishing you knew Lisa Lynch - or if you're not into swearing and smut (I am) you might want to wash her mouth out but you'll still learn things along the way.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very funny sad story. A must for anyone who has or knows someone who has cancer.Published 22 hours ago by carolyn ann wray
Firstly for such a terrible disease that cancer is, you would think reading about one ladies battle with it depressing but I was very wrong. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Alison65
What more can I say than what an amazing way for Lisa to deal with the emotional roller coaster of her "Bulls***"Published 19 days ago by mariegarside
A truly wonderful read, from start to finish. May you rest in peace you utterly fabulous woman!
C E Wickens
What a brave and Frank book this ..I've seen the tv programme but the book is a million times better. No offence Sheridan Smith because you are one of ny favourite actressesPublished 1 month ago
I read this book in one go, I just couldn't put it down. It is very funny with lots of laugh out loud moments. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mrs Tina Young
This book is a fantastic read! Lots of humour as well as sad bits, very well written and I thoroughly recommend it.Published 1 month ago by Louise Copeland