The Victoria's Secret Catalog Never Stops Coming
9 journalers for this copy...
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Taking a load of books to the Book Exchange. Books can be taken May 23-25 and exchanged for tickets to swap for other books May 26-28 (I think), or books can be bought on those days for $1 each.
Because of the nature of this book, I am willing to RABCK to someone if they inquire. I figure if you are looking for a book on this subject, you need it and are welcome to it.
I am posting on the ring, ray, bookbox forum to see if anyone would like to participate in a ray for this book. My hope is to circulate it to all that are interested and then maybe have the last person wild release it at a place where someone in need of it might find it.
Bethieb (Kentucky, International shipping)
labmomnm (New Mexico, International shipping)
your-book-fairy (New York, International shipping)
nikel27(Germany, Prefers Europe shipping, will do any)
TracyR (Wales, UK)
morsecode(New York, US/Canada shipping)
Wild released at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in New York
I will edit this as needed to update the participant list and shipping order.
Please try to keep this book for no more than a month.
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Please journal when recieved and when sent on. Try to keep no more than a month.
Thanks to guinaveve for making this available. I'm sorry that I'm such a wuss! Mailing to hoopsielv on 9/6/05.
It's ready to ship to Luintaurien as soon as I get her address!
8 October '05 - I started reading this book yesterday morning on the way to work, and quickly discovered that it is *not* a good bus book! I finished it last night, and my strongest suggestion would be to read it with some Kleenex on hand. Maybe it just came close to home for me; I do come from a family with a history of breast cancer, and am pretty much resigned to the fact that I may be part of that "tradition". So, that said, I did enjoy reading Jennie's "lessons learned" and story, and it did strongly affect me, but it seems to lack some of the depth I'd expected in a book from someone who is a writer by profession. Maybe I now compare all "my experience with cancer" books to "Seeing the Crab", which was written by a woman who is a Jungian analyst - she really ripped the whole experience apart and took you with her through it. Jennie's seems more surface (to me). It isn't that I expected her to suffer more, I just got the impression that she felt certain things and never stopped to think why her responses were what they were...shouldn't a writer go into that? Am I just being cranky?
Mailed this morning to your-book-fairy
PS, the photo enclosed with the book was a wonderful antidote to what has been a very, very grey and rainy day here in the city. I'm going to stop looking out the window and start enjoying this view instead. Thanks!!
I agree with other reviews that the author balanced the gravity of her topic with humor and a dose of reality. I was also amazed at how attached I got so quickly to other people in her book.
Reading the book also helped me put a new spin on an assignment I was supposed to do for one of my classes in graduate school. It was a body image self reflection worksheet that was part of a human sexuality course I'm taking. Part of the worksheet involved writing about what parts of our bodies we didn't like and why we weren't satisfied with them. Rather than completing that section, I told my professor that life was too short for me to sit around thinking up lists of things I didn't like about myself. I also said that as a healthy and strong woman who has borne a child, it was insulting to women who can't say those same things for me to sit and quibble about whatever jiggly bits I may have, especially since they're not going anywhere anyway. I'm lucky that I learned to love my body more, not less, during and after my recent pregnancy, and this book definitely added fuel to that fire. After reading about Jennie and the other women in this book, I was not about to spend a half an hour writing an essay about things like how my breasts aren't so perky anymore. So that was a nice, unexpected side effect for the book, that it made me take a moment to really appreciate how fortunate and healthy I am.
Mailing off to Nikel27 today!
thanks so much for sharing this book with me, so far we have no member in our family with cancer.
But a very good friend of mine has cancer, and he know's that he has only a short time left to stay here,he is taking each day as his last one.
Great book, I think it gives hope to someone who has cancer, even you have to read that 2 people has to die of cancer.
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Will hopefully get it read and on its travels again by early next week.
I really admire Jennie's attitude to her cancer and with her active involvement with counselling now.
I lost a very close friend to breast cancer and now have 3 work colleagues who are battling with it.
My father died of cancer and so i am obviously aware of how it affects the family dynamics.
For the last 4 years i have be able to complete the 'Race for Life' which is a 5km run in aid of breast cancer research. I feel it is a worthy cause.
Thanks to guinaveve for sharing this book.
I have pm'd the next person on the list and will send it on its travels again as soon as i have the address.
Thanks again guinaveve for starting this ray.
I'm the last one in this ray and the plan is for me to wild release the book at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, probably in one of the waiting rooms.
I don't want to wild release it until after the holidays so I am going to take my time with it.
Jennie Nash says something very important in her introduction:
"Most of us can't do much to find a cure for breast cancer. We can write a check or take a fundraising walk, but we're not the ones in the lab working with vaccines and genes and coming up with new theories of detection that might make the mammogram seem archaic. What we can do--whether we're looking back on a cancer experience, helping someone else through a cancer experience, or living through the horror right this minute--is tell our story. Stories help. Stories heal. Your story might be the very thing that saves someone's life or helps them get through the night. It might be the only thing that brings you a measure of peace."
And I am so glad that she's shared her story with us.
Another small way to help is to visit The Breast Cancer Site everyday. When you click on the button, you help fund free mammograms for women in need.
My husband and I are going to make arrangements to release this book at Roswell Park sometime next week. I hope it finds its way into the hands of someone who will be comforted or inspired by it.
Hubby and I are going to Roswell Park this afternoon.
I'll make release notes with exact release location as soon as I get back.
Let's hope that someone finds and is helped by it.
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This book has been left inside the main building (at the intersection of Elm and Carlton) in a literature rack between the front door and the gift shop. The rack is on your right if you are coming from the outside.