NBC News correspondent Betty Rollin, glamorous, successful, and happily married, had it all -- and then she learned that she had a malignant tumor in her breast. Written with wit, warmth, and soul searching honesty, First, You Cry is the inspiring, true story about how one woman transformed the most terrifying ordeal of her life into a new beginning. Now with a new introduction and epilogue, this unique memoir serves as a fascinating retrospective of the twenty-five years since Rollin's first mastectomy and, given the continuing threat of breast cancer, tells a story that will inform all women as it touches them with its honesty and even, humor.
short but good
Although I thought this book was a little short for the price, it is written with a dry humor that makes the painful subject palatable. It is important reading for any woman facing breast cancer. It shows how far we've come during all these years since it was written, yet how much things have stayed the same. I think it is also a good read for anyone not experiencing this disease as well because of the brutally honest look at this human experience.