5 Minutes for Books — Any Day with Hair is a Good Hair Day

by Jennifer Donovan

Have you been thinking pink this month? In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, I’ve gone pink in my purchasing from bagels to kitchen sponges to potholders. So many companies have created special products or packaging to show their support of breast cancer research in the month of October. But when the month ends later this week, there will be many men and women who are still fighting cancer.

Michelle Rapkin has written a great book called Any Day with Hair is a Good Hair Day. The subtitle further explains the book: How to get through cancer and get on with your life (Trust me, I’ve been there).

I personally have not been there, but Ms. Rapkin’s book would help someone undergoing treatment (and though it’s from a woman’s perspective, the book would be useful to a man as well). She addresses issues with realistic expectations and advice, tehair-day.jpgmpered with a bit of humor:

  • how and why to let people help
  • dealing with visitors
  • coping with weight gain or weight loss
  • helps for getting through treatment
  • pain management
  • interacting with the doctors
  • Planet Cancer vs. Earth
  • letting yourself off the hook
  • and of course–the hair issue

We have a copy from the publisher to give away. This would be a great book to read if you have a close friend or family member currently battling cancer, but I would really like this book to go to at a reader who really needs it, or has a friend who does, so if that’s the case, let me know in the comments.

This contest is linked to Bloggy Giveaways Fall Y’all Giveaway. Click over for more giveaways all over the blogosphere!

The winners of last week’s books are:

Little Black Book of Style by Nina Garcia:

#48 Suzanne, #2 Erin Read, #33 Christy, #54 Wendy, #83 Lib

The Dead Whisper On by T.L. Hines

#13 Jenn in AZ

If you didn’t win, but want to buy, you can show your support by purchasing through the links.

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Jennifer Donovan has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom team since 2007. She writes product reviews, covers events, and manages the 5 Minutes for Books weekly column and website. She lives in Houston and blogs at Snapshot about life with her family.

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