Randolph, NJ (PRWEB) February 5, 2010
Right before her 50th birthday, author Andrea Lynn Katz was diagnosed with an incurable type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Known for her wicked sense of humor, Andrea was determined to set an upbeat tone for her big birthday celebration. She decided to deliver her own roast, filled with the offbeat "slice-of-life" jokes that eventually became the funny and fully-illustrated book, Chemo KateLynn: Humorous Perspectives on Life Before Cancer and After Diagnosis (Bascom Hill Publishing Group; February 2010; ISBN# 978-1-935456-02-5; $15.95).
A relatable and light-hearted champion for patients, survivors and caregivers, Chemo KateLynn invites us all to appreciate the beauty of each day, find humor in everyday living and be receptive to recognizing, cherishing, creating and sharing those amusing moments with others. Chemo KateLynn admits that "cancer does suck," but funny things happen along the way while fighting this disease. Chemotherapy may have taken her hair, but no amount of chemo could make a dent in her sense of humor.
"You get cancer, you better have a sense of humor or your mental health will go south faster than you can say Tamoxifen. Katz's book demonstrates that, even in the darkest moments of our health, no matter how tough, life still goes on. While it may not cure, laughter is still a medicine that helps to heal." - P.C. Robinson, The Randolph Reporter
A thoughtful and delightful Valentine's Day gift for all the amazing women you love in your life, Chemo KateLynn is available through Ingram Books, Baker & Taylor, and on Amazon.com. For more on this title or to get in touch with the author, visit the Chemo KateLynn website.
About the author:
After a 25 year career in marketing and communications for a Fortune 250 company, two-time survivor Andrea Lynn Katz is now focusing on motivational speaking and writing for cancer survivors. A member of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Andrea has been married to her husband Michael for 30 years. They have two children - Lauren and Jared. Andrea and Michael live in Randolph, New Jersey.