Self-Help Book Shares Journey Of Healing, Being Caregiver To Others

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Nancy Johnston Toll shows way to ‘Getting Over the Bump in the Road’

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Nancy Johnston Toll marks her debut in the publishing scene with a new guidebook offering readers a way to “Getting Over the Bump in the Road” (published by Xlibris). Inspired from her personal experiences, this compendium abounds with helpful tips and lessons learned on how to cope with the ups and downs experienced by anyone going through cancer treatment and how one can be a caregiver to others through their own healing journey.

Written for anyone experiencing cancer or helping to care of someone in need, this book describes the experiences of a breast cancer survivor, her outlook on the disease and how she grew to understand the importance of helping others. Readers will find a refreshing take on how to cope with the ups and downs experienced by anyone needing long-term care and some concrete ways one can help those going through chemotherapy and radiation. Sometimes poignant, sometimes humorous, this book will help readers get through those bumps in the road.

“During my journey with cancer I read a lot of books that had factual information on breast cancer or those that were meant to be inspirational. I didn’t find any though that told me in plain English some of the physical and emotional things I would go through and I think readers will appreciate the frank account of my experiences and will thus be better prepared to face the effects of cancer treatment themselves,” Toll shares. “I want others to know how important it is to help others, regardless of what they are facing, and that having cancer doesn’t mean that you can’t get over the bumps in the journey.”

A snippet from the book reads:
I’ll never forget the morning I got out of the shower to go to work and ended up with a handful of hair in my hand. Yes, it does come out by the handfuls.

“Getting Over the Bump in the Road”
By Nancy Johnston Toll
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781524572518
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781524572501
E-Book | 108 pages | ISBN 9781524572495
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Nancy Johnston Toll grew up in Iowa, completed her bachelor’s degree from Central College in Pella, Iowa, and her master’s from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls. She also has a specialist’s degree in educational technology from University of Wisconsin – Madison. She was a science teacher in Iowa and then Wisconsin for 20 years before helping staff as the technology coordinator for her school district the past 16 years. She enjoys playing golf, the piano and swimming and her most cherished times are with her family. Toll was diagnosed with breast cancer and feels it is important to share her journey with others so that they know they are not alone in this “bump” in the road.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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