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When I die, take my panties : turning your darkest moments into your greatest gifts

by Coken, Jennifer,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Non-Fiction Collection RC265.6.S765 C65 2017x
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  RC265.6.S765 C65 2017x
CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction RC265.6.S765 C65 2017x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  RC265.6.S765 C65 2017x
The mission of When I Die, Take my Panties is a much needed wake-up call for women over 40 to start listening to their bodies and catch ovarian cancer early on. But it isn't just about cancer. It is a reminder of the personal transformation that comes from tragedy and what can be learned along the way. Death forces us to face a harsh reality: So often we want to control life - and the truth is we can't. We must come to terms with people and situations as they are, not as we wish they were. When I Die, Take My Panties takes the reader through a journey of discovering the gifts in their own life as they learn how to appreciate what is right in front of them.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Coken's debut memoir provides a close-up and, at times, funny view of dealing with the illness and death of her mother while her own life continued on. Her chronicle of her mother's ovarian cancer is dotted with emotional retellings of key moments throughout their relationship, including a cross-country road trip, the support her mom offered her while Coken was getting a divorce, and the last night they got to spend together; both big and small moments carry meaning in Coken's life. The depth of this memoir comes from the way her relationship with her mother grew and the closeness she developed with her stepfather, but the focus remains on Coken's feelings and thoughts as she comes to terms with letting go. Unfortunately, the book shifts quickly from one point or scene to the next with little flow and the story feels disjointed. Coken's friends are often introduced at random, and many of her conversations feel redundant or don't contribute to the bigger issues she's trying to tackle. The relatable content and all-too-familiar story line make this an easy book to engage with, though, and Coken's honesty is genuine. Those who take the time to journey with Coken will likely find comfort and a lesson at the end, much as she found through her experiences. (BookLife) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Storti, Jan -- Health.
Coken, Jennifer -- Family.
Cancer -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Ovaries -- Cancer -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Children of cancer patients -- United States -- Biography.
Mothers and daughters -- United States -- Case studies.
Publisher New York, New York :2017
Language English
Description xi, 235 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781683502210
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