'All I've got to say is, to hell with cancer! This book's about schmancer! Laughing at the crazy things life offers even when it's biting you on the ass. And diligence that pays off. Here I'll be telling it like it was - and is - so you won't have to go through what I did.'
Part inspirational cancer-survival story, part memoir as laughter and part public service to women everywhere, 'Cancer Schmancer' picks up where Fran's last book, 'Enter Whining', left off.
After the publication of that first book, Fran's life launched into a downward spiral. She separated from a long and complicated relationship with her childhood sweetheart and business partner, her series ratings had started to slip and her beloved dog Chester Drescher's health was in major decline. Then came the mysterious symptoms no doctor could adequately explain.
With her trademark humour Fran tells of her indefatigable search for answers, including the frustration of her symptoms being dismissed as early menopause and other minor ailments by doctor after doctor - the same treadmill that so many women face, sometimes at the cost of their lives.
In this arena Fran's fame and fortune were no help. She tells of finally being diagnosed as having cancer, almost too late, and how she beat it. But not before a goldmine of humorous and often moving insights about what really matters in life.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 09 / 2003