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

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.

Comments

  1. says

    Count me in! I lost my dad to cancer last year and my grandmother in 1996. I have many friends & family who have been affected by cancer and volunteer quite a bit with the American Cancer Society. This is a cause that is near & dear to my heart. I would love to win & pass this book on to someone who is battling cancer! Good luck everyone!

    Happy Monday!

    Jennifer :-)

  2. says

    My mother is a breast cancer survivor & my father has Stage4 Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma …. my whole family could read this book

    I need to go look this one up on Amazon.

  3. says

    I never got to meet my father-in-law since he died of esophageal cancer before I met my husband. I also have a good friend who defeated breast cancer, so this book would be very good to read and then give to her.

  4. says

    My mother-in-law is currently going through chemo after having a double mastectomy w/ breast cancer. In the next couple months, she will start her radiation and follow up with more chemo. I would love to be able to give her a copy of this book. She is a strong woman and we in turn have fed off and grown from her strength during this battle. Please enter me…

  5. s says

    Hi, would love to get this book. A close friend found out she had cancer when she was 6 months pregnant with her 4th child. She just felt something was not right. She had to induce early delivery of the baby (which luckily survived) and immediately undergo further scans only to find out that she had stage 4 breast cancer which had already spread to her bones. Apparently the pregnancy hormones really speed up the spread of cancer. She has had 4 kids in 4 years and is only 30 yrs old!

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