Let Me Get This Off My Chest: A Breast Cancer Survivor Over-Shares

Let Me Get This Off My Chest: A Breast Cancer Survivor Over-Shares - Margaret Lesh Overall: This is the account of one woman's fight with breast cancer and everything afterwards. To start off, this book's tone was so perfect. It was comical to break up such a serious topic, but also was informative. It was the perfect blend of serious and funny to make this a fantastic read. The book did an amazing job of getting it's information and tips across to the reader in an easy-to-understand way. Some books of this type can get way to medical or depressing, but this one wasn't at all. It explained everything without confusing someone with no medical knowledge. I also loved the fact that the author gave all of the options possible for someone in the same position. This book really opened my eyes to all of the possibilities and treatments for breast cancer. Basically, I went in with no knowledge and came out with miles of it.

Characters: I loved the narrator. She was hilarious and kind and just perfect. She sounds like the kind of person I want to be or I want my kids to be, if I ever have kids. She was brave and strong, the perfect role model.

Quotes: I loved all of the little quotes before each chapter started. My favorite is:

"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul-and sings the tunes without the words-and never stops at all."

Recommend?: Yes, every woman must read this book. 5/5 stars!