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The Resource Life, with cancer : the Lauren Terrazzano story, Frank Terrazzano & Paul Lonardo ; foreword by Anna Quindlen

Life, with cancer : the Lauren Terrazzano story, Frank Terrazzano & Paul Lonardo ; foreword by Anna Quindlen

Label
Life, with cancer : the Lauren Terrazzano story
Title
Life, with cancer
Title remainder
the Lauren Terrazzano story
Statement of responsibility
Frank Terrazzano & Paul Lonardo ; foreword by Anna Quindlen
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Language
eng
Summary
"Newsday columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning social journalist Lauren Terrazzano championed the causes of abused children, the elderly, and the homeless, truly becoming a voice for the voiceless through her writing by taking global issues and personalizing them to dramatize how they affected individual families and people. Not infrequently, her stories would force change in people's thinking and in governmental policies. Lauren infused every journalistic story she crafted with passion. That included her own story: at the age of thirty-six, Lauren--a non-smoker--was diagnosed with lung cancer. Until her death three years later, Lauren turned her incredible drive and her passion for communication into putting a human face on her disease and raising public awareness of lung cancer. Her boss at Newsday gave her a weekly column called "Life, with Cancer," and it was through this column that Lauren candidly shared her day-to-day experiences and shed light on lung cancer--a disease that kills more women each year than breast, ovarian, and uterine cancers combined. With the help of coauthor Paul Lonardo, (Caught in the Act), devoted father Frank Terrazzano tells his daughter's compelling life story through the eyes of the many people whose hearts and lives Lauren touched. Lauren's friends, colleagues, coworkers, doctors, and even her college professors, collectively paint an accurate and touching portrait of Lauren the person and the journalist. Reflecting on his daughter, Frank writes of Lauren as "A beautiful young lady who believed that 'The Pen Is Mightier than the Sword' [and chose] to use her pen as a light--a light to shine in dark places exposing society's many shortcomings." Including a foreword by best-selling author Anna Quindlen, Life, with Cancer begins with Lauren's early years as a journalist, and with the intensity of the journalist herself, covers her larger-than-life experiences. A tapestry of Lauren's life is woven together throughout the course of the book, taking into perspective her childhood, her accomplishments as a young journalist, and the final three years of her "Life, with Cancer." These three major components are combined in each chapter to tell Lauren's complete story. Through interviews with Lauren's doctors, along with those of other physicians, researchers, and clinicians who specialize in lung cancer, readers will have a better understanding of the disease. Life, with Cancer includes excerpts from her moving (and sometimes humorous) Newsday columns in which Lauren wrote about such various subjects as the inappropriate things people say to cancer patients and the myth that people with cancer are heroes. She also criticized tobacco marketers, discussed the cancer battle of Elizabeth Edwards, and wrote about the stress that cancer imposes on the patient's loved ones. Lauren revealed many misunderstood issues about lung cancer with compelling honesty, in particular its increasing incidence rate among women, and she attracted readers from around the world who were eager to follow her medical progress. With the same passion and honesty Lauren exhibited throughout her brief career, Life, with Cancer chronicles her story and the legacy of her writing that continues to live on to enlighten and inspire"--
Summary
The author recounts the life of his daughter, a columnist for "New York Newsday," who documented her battle with lung cancer in her column entitled "Life with Cancer."
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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10165371
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DLC
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Terrazzano, Frank
Dewey number
  • 616.99/4240092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC280.L8
LC item number
T47 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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Lonardo, Paul
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True
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  • Terrazzano, Lauren
  • Lungs
  • Journalists
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Cancer
  • SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the Lauren Terrazzano story
Label
Life, with cancer : the Lauren Terrazzano story, Frank Terrazzano & Paul Lonardo ; foreword by Anna Quindlen
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Publication
Contents
Dark thoughts in a season of light -- To the rescue -- Cancer rises amid smoke and mirrors -- What cancer gives : anger, not wisdom -- Young adults find common ground -- Small gestures can be a hugh booster -- Feeling on top of everything, briefly -- Measureless gratitude to unsung caregivers -- Secrets from the alternate universe -- Lung cancer : overlooked, underfunded -- Focusing on present matters the most -- No time for last-minute commiserators
Control code
2012023357
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xv, 296 p.
Isbn
9780757316630
Lccn
2012023357
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Life, with cancer : the Lauren Terrazzano story, Frank Terrazzano & Paul Lonardo ; foreword by Anna Quindlen
Publication
Contents
Dark thoughts in a season of light -- To the rescue -- Cancer rises amid smoke and mirrors -- What cancer gives : anger, not wisdom -- Young adults find common ground -- Small gestures can be a hugh booster -- Feeling on top of everything, briefly -- Measureless gratitude to unsung caregivers -- Secrets from the alternate universe -- Lung cancer : overlooked, underfunded -- Focusing on present matters the most -- No time for last-minute commiserators
Control code
2012023357
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xv, 296 p.
Isbn
9780757316630
Lccn
2012023357
Other physical details
ill.

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