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Lopsided : A Memoir

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By the age of thirty -four, Meredith Norton had been a hymnal editor, art restorer, game-show producer, and a public school teacher. She'd even lived in a tree house and shepherded goats in Minorca. But none of these unusual experiences prepared her for the most dramatic turn her life would take: the diagnosis of an aggressive form of breast cancer. In this brilliantly funny and irreverent memoir, Norton approaches the disease with a refreshing combination of humor and tenacity, railing against victimhood and self-pity and refusing to become a stereotype.
Told with a razor-sharp wit akin to David Sedaris and Augusten Burroughs, Lopsided is most definitely not a typical cancer memoir; it's the bitingly funny debut of a natural-born social observer.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 213 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 18mm | 181.44g
  • Penguin Books
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143115634
  • 9780143115632
  • 1,238,654

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a Less a cancer survival guide and more a lovably unfiltered e-mail from a hilarious friend.a
a"People"
a Norton [offers an] assured tone, keen eye and dry wit. I hope to encounter this clear, incisive, highly amusing voice again. Soon.a
a"The Orlando Sentinel"
aA truly elegant memoir.a
a"O, The Oprah Magazine"
a Norton strikes a successful balance between light and heavy, keeping her audience consistently engaged.a
a"San Francisco Chronicle"
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430 ratings
3.67 out of 5 stars
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4 40% (172)
3 30% (130)
2 9% (38)
1 1% (6)
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