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Dangerous Boobies: Breaking Up with My Time-Bomb Breasts

Da Capo. Sept. 2017. 256p. notes. ISBN 9781580056755. pap. $16.99; ebk. ISBN 9781580056762. HEALTH
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Brodnick is a comedian, writer, and women's health advocate. Her memoir of undergoing a prophylactic double mastectomy at age 28 to prevent genetic breast cancer complements the web series for Glamour magazine of her experience, Screw You Cancer (2013). The author is honest about her feelings and concerns as she discusses her family and the decision to have the surgery. There is helpful information about the process, as well as friendly suggestions for dealing with pre- and postoperative issues.
VERDICT Brodnick's writing is engaging and entertaining, making this a great book for anyone considering preventive surgery.
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