It Takes a Worried Man

It Takes a Worried Man

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An unsentimental, unsparing and surprisingly funny account of cancer in the family. "When my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, I joked that I couldn't decide between overeating and alcoholism as a coping strategy. My wife suggested I write about it instead. She is always right. I couldn't write a cloying, sentimental story of inspiring courage, so instead I wrote what was real to me -- fear, lust, annoyance, love, fatigue, resentment, existential terror, horror movies, alcohol and country music. It's not pretty, but it is real. I hope you like it"
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 18mm | 184g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0141008482
  • 9780141008486

About Brendan Halpin

Brendan Halpin is thirty-four years old. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts, with his wife, Kirsten, and their daughter, Rowen. He works in Boston as a high-school English teacher. This is his first book.
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Rating details

195 ratings
4.15 out of 5 stars
5 42% (82)
4 35% (69)
3 19% (37)
2 3% (6)
1 1% (1)
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