A cancer memoir that’s candid, heartfelt, and … funny?! Yes, funny! Meredith Norton’s Lopsided is that rare combination.
Here’s the publisher’s synopsis:
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.
I usually edit anything subjective from the publisher’s summary, but in this case I have to agree with “funny and irreverent” and “humor and tenacity.” My full review will be up in the next few days; in the meantime, if this teaser has grabbed your attention, you’re welcome to enter a giveaway for one of TWO copies provided by Penguin.
To enter, leave a comment sharing a sentence or two about an unusual work/school experience. Giveaway is open to US/Canada mailing addresses only, and will accept entries until midnight EST on Saturday, October 3. Two winners will be drawn randomly, and announced on Sunday, October 4.
Update 10/4/09: Author Meredith Norton had a wide variety of jobs and experiences – living in a tree house, hymnal editor, art restorer, etc. I asked entrants in this giveaway to share an unusual work or school experience. The winners of Norton’s Lopsided (along with their unusual experiences), drawn randomly are:
The winners of Lopsided are:
#9 – Lisette – School- I tripped and fell on BOTH knees HARD in front of my whole gym class It sucked and was so embarrassing.
#16 – jacque – I would say in 2nd grade my mom was a homeroom mother and there was a party in my class and I was showing off by running around the room laughing and hiding. The teacher scolled me in front of my mom and the other homeroom mothers and that embarrased me. I would love to read this book! Thanks!
Congratulations to the winners! Please email me your US/Canada mailing address, and I’ll forward them to the publisher Many thanks to Penguin for co-hosting this giveaway.
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