F*** You Cancer

F*** You Cancer

How to face the big C, live your life and still be yourself


Random House presents the audiobook edition of F*** You Cancer, written and read by Deborah James.

**As seen on BBC Breakfast**

You are stronger than you know, more positive than you ever thought and you can still LIVE with cancer.

Drink more green juices, eat turmeric, walk for three hours a day... Arghh, I wanted to scream, run away and tell every well-meaning person to go and do one!! The barrage of cure cancer advice that came my way when I was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer was enough to make anyone feel overloaded, let alone at a time when you are trying to get your head around having the Big C at the age of 35! I wanted hope and I wanted to feel normal, to drink wine, buy nice shoes and go to the pub – but all the advice I came across told me to cut out pretty much everything and retreat into my cancer cave.

Whilst this book doesn’t advocate throwing everything down the kitchen sink, it will help you to navigate your feelings through the big C roller coaster, remind you that it’s ok to feel one hundred different things in the space of a minute and most importantly show you that you can still live your life and be yourself with cancer.

From diagnosis (welcome to the club you never wanted to join) and surviving chemo through to how to cope with family and friends (can everyone just fuck off sometimes), managing the huge mental roller coaster, looking good (lipstick is your best friend) and feeling better (drink the wine), and celebrating milestones (drink more wine), F*** You Cancer is your up-lifting cancer coach in a book.

Packed with top tips, laugh out loud stories, insider advice and heart-warming case studies it will transform your mood and encourage you to shout #fuckoffcancer as loudly as you can!

About the author

Deborah James

Deborah James worked in education for 15 years as a deputy head teacher, where she led national research into growth mindset in schools. At the age of 35, life with her young children and husband was thrown upside down when she was diagnosed with stage 4, incurable bowel cancer. She responded by starting a blog, 'bowel babe', which became the award-winning, weekly column in The Sun, 'Things Cancer Made Me Say'. Over the five years that followed, she dedicated herself tirelessly to fundraise, challenge taboos and raise awareness of cancer, cheered on by over 700k followers on Instagram (@bowelbabe), and presented chart-topping podcasts 'You, Me and the Big C' for BBC's Radio 5 Live and 'The Good Stuff', which she hosted with her children. In May 2022, Deborah was personally awarded a damehood by the Duke of Cambridge.
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