When My World Was Very Small: A Memoir of Family, Food, Cancer and My Couch

Ruth Rakoff


When My World Was Very Small: A Memoir of Family, Food, Cancer and My Couch

When My World Was Very Small: A Memoir of Family, Food, Cancer and My Couch

  • Title: When My World Was Very Small: A Memoir of Family, Food, Cancer and My Couch
  • Author: Ruth Rakoff
  • ISBN: 9780307358172
  • Page: 314
  • Format: Hardcover



In the whirlwind of life with three young sons, an active member in her tight knit community, Ruth Rakoff felt in supreme control of her wide world But when a routine mammogram revealed a tumor, that world rapidly shrunk down to the size of one breast And so begins the journey of biopsy, surgery, chemotherapy, all accompanied by tidal waves of anxiety and griIn the whirlwind of life with three young sons, an active member in her tight knit community, Ruth Rakoff felt in supreme control of her wide world But when a routine mammogram revealed a tumor, that world rapidly shrunk down to the size of one breast And so begins the journey of biopsy, surgery, chemotherapy, all accompanied by tidal waves of anxiety and grief how to tell the children Should she consider having a healthy breast removed, in case the cancer returns Will food ever taste good again Amid all the worry and change, there is also overwhelming gratitude for a stalwart network of family and friends who strive to help and support, to comfort and delight even as everyone longs for the old normal of daily life Through stories, confessions and anecdotes, Ruth Rakoff shows just what is at stake when cancer shows up at the party uninvited There is no sugarcoating of either the physical or emotional pain of dealing with the disease or the effects of the poisons used to combat it But for Rakoff, a life without laughter is not worth living Brazen and irreverent, Ruth tells us that socks, no matter how luxurious, are not a cancer present That no number of crystal waving shamans can beat the healing power of good food, good friends and a raucous night on the town And that just because you have cancer, you don t have to be a better person.Far than just a recounting of disease and recovery, When My World Was Very Small is an intimate, colorful, one of a kind memoir that celebrates life, love and family.


Recent Comments "When My World Was Very Small: A Memoir of Family, Food, Cancer and My Couch"

Cancer is not a club Ruth wanted to join. But join she did, without even having to remember the password. However, with a loving family and large group of friends she and her family manage to make the journey thru cancer. What i was left with was large group of loving and caring friends Ruth had who rallied around her and her family to help her walk thru the cancer world. When it comes down to the most important things in life, relationships and friendship is what really mattersd according to Ru [...]

Ruth has a husband, three young sons and is an active member of a tight knit community. A routine mammogram discovers a malignant tumour and she is off on her journey with cancer.A memoir detailing her experiences with surgery, treatment and the “afterwards”.Personal and honest, a memoir that I imagine was not easy to write.Everyone's experience is different, but they all have similar themes. Sometimes it is helpful to read the experience of others, if only to appreciate the commonality of a [...]

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