What Doesn't Kill Us

What Doesn t Kill Us What Doesn t Kill Us chronicles Brandy s journey with an aggressive rare breast cancer at the age of The book reflects on the parallels between her experiences with cancer and her American father

  • Title: What Doesn't Kill Us
  • Author: Brandy Lien Worrall
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  • Page: 339
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • What Doesn t Kill Us chronicles Brandy s journey with an aggressive, rare breast cancer at the age of 31 The book reflects on the parallels between her experiences with cancer, and her American father s and Vietnamese mother s trauma and survival during and after the Vietnam War The book crosses borders, from rural, Amish country Pennsylvania, where Brandy had grown up,What Doesn t Kill Us chronicles Brandy s journey with an aggressive, rare breast cancer at the age of 31 The book reflects on the parallels between her experiences with cancer, and her American father s and Vietnamese mother s trauma and survival during and after the Vietnam War The book crosses borders, from rural, Amish country Pennsylvania, where Brandy had grown up, to Vancouver, where she lived with her parents, husband, and two young children while enduring aggressive chemotherapy, radiation, and a double mastectomy The book also explores the enduring legacy of chemical warfare on three generations That both of her parents had been heavily exposed to Agent Orange does not escape Brandy, who searches for reasons why she would have cancer despite not having a family history, as well as having had epilepsy as a child She also wonders how this exposure has touched her own children Brandy tells her story with razor sharp humour and wit, leaving readers a lasting impression of the meaning of survival.

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    1. In her self-published memoir What Doesn't Kill Us, Brandy Worrall details her battle with a rare form of breast cancer at the age of 31. She discusses her struggle with the disease in relation to her American father's and Vietnamese mother's experience during the Vietnam War. Worrall weaves in themes of resilience, heartbreak, identity, and more to make this memoir even more memorable than one might expect.Worrall's honesty made this book stand out. She curses, she complains, and she admits to b [...]


    2. Legacies, both seen and unseen, known and unknown, circulate throughout Worrall's memoir, making it quite a page-turner. The ease with which Worrall tells one harrowing story after another, with such humor and bravery, does not diminish in the least the gravity of the life-and-death circumstances she has had to confront and deal with in her young life.The fact that I read a good portion of Worrall's memoir during my first visit to Vietnam, in Ho Chi Minh City, while sitting at the rooftop bar of [...]


    3. This is an amazing book that mines the depths of one woman's journey. There's a mix of extreme honesty and also irreverence in the way Worrall spills her story. Throughout it all, she's got a sharp sense of humor. It's mind-boggling to hear about the struggles that she's had to wade through. It becomes a book that's important not only to highlight one woman's perseverance but also to display the interconnected emotions of us all. Congratulations to Worrall for being brave enough to publish this! [...]


    4. Clocking in at a weighty 277 pages from Rabbit Fool Press, she covers some pretty heavy topics. Brandy Lien Worrall is telling a spell-binding story from a unique perspective. As an avid admirer of Brandy Lien Worrall's poetry, it was interesting to see how her poetic voice carries through into her memoir. She brings forward a voice suffused with humor, urgency, and attitude. Her work is never melodramatic or maudlin. It's thoughtful and frank. This is a wonderful contribution to Southeast Asian [...]


    5. This is a gripping memoir by a young woman who has survived incredible circumstances. I have known the author since she was in high school, and she was always a super-intelligent, funny, and very nice young woman, but her incredible stamina, poise, and will to not only survive, but thrive, are astounding. (view spoiler)[Brandy has survived a rare form of cancer, an extremely dysfunctional family, childhood illness, prejudice, a divorce (which happened at one of the most critical times in her lif [...]


    6. I am reading Brandy's book for the third time as I face my own issues as a breast cancer survivor because her story inspires me to live my best life. She speaks to and for me about how I feel but cannot say as clearly. I love her unvarnished honesty as she deals with her life and serious illness. She swears a lot. I get it that she's really angry to have late stage cancer with young children. So if you find swearing offensive, do not read this book.


    7. During my year of breast cancer, my friend recommended this book to me, but I unfortunately didn't pick it up until after my mastectomy. Worrall's memoir is, first and foremost, a (sometimes bitingly) hilarious recollection of some of life's most terrifying situations. I'm grateful Worrall told her story with all of its vulnerabilities - it gives true hope, not just for surviving cancer, but for surviving life.


    8. I ended up reading the book in one sitting. It was raw, and real, and had such an air of authenticity that I couldn't put it down. It also happens that I graduated just a couple of years ahead of Brandy, (and sort of vaguely remember her) so the hometown connection definitely added to my interest in the book. It's unfathomable to me that a single person can endure so much, and arrive on the other side intact, let alone stronger and thriving.


    9. This was a great memoir that I read in a day. Brandy Lien Worrall is a mixed Vietnamese American whose parents (a Vietnam War vet and a Vietnamese woman), met during the Vietnam War. At the age of 31, Brandy developed a rare form of aggressive cancer. Her memoir details her experience with cancer, her personal relationships, her family history and her recovery. The book is personal, thoughtful, occasionally funny and sad.Recommended.


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