I'm told that after 5 years, if the cancer hasn't come back, you have the same odds as anyone else of getting cancer again. I don't know if that is true or not, but I'm pinning my hopes on it. Don't correct me if I'm wrong, pretty please. Thank you, Teva for being brave and being so open, public and honest with your experience.
Your drawings were delightful and I avidly read In-Between Days in almost one sitting, interrupted only by sleep, a sleep in which I almost got up at in the morning to finish your book. Your book is going to make a lot of difference to people living with cancer and those who love and support them. Sep 01, Sharyl rated it it was amazing Shelves: reads. Teva Harrison's wonderful, touching work of art about her life, before and after her diagnosis of Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, at the age of thirty-seven.
Teva is an inspiration to everyone, with her profound expressions of living life to its maximum. I would recommend this to absolutely anyone. I never would have found out about her on my own--I'm thankful for my bookish friends! And--she has a blog. Jun 01, Sardonyx rated it it was amazing Shelves: graphic-novels. Goodread's rating scale is 0 did not like it to 5 it was amazing. I gave it a 5, because I've been reading it since yesterday and my stomach has been in knots and my eyes on the verge of tears since I started, heck, even as I write this review. Teva's honest descriptions of what her life is like living with metastases cancer just broke my heart into a million pieces as I read it.
It gave me some serious insights and better understanding of what someone with cancer experiences. I wish her wel Goodread's rating scale is 0 did not like it to 5 it was amazing. I wish her well in her continued journey fighting, surviving it and living her life as fully as she can! Jun 09, Meghan rated it it was amazing.
Holy crap. Will have to take a little longer to process Teva's book and what makes it so special, but wow. Met her when she was one of the featured authors of my local authors festival, and only picked up the book after I saw her on a panel. Now that I've read it, I need to meet and speak with her again. It's just lovely. View 1 comment. Apr 02, Regina rated it it was amazing. My daughter won this book on Goodreads and passed it on to me to read.
In-Between Days: A Memoir About Living with Cancer by Teva Harrison
As a breast cancer survivor, I could relate to everything the author shares in her memoir. I loved how honest she is about her experiences and thoughts as she deals with metastatic breast cancer. Thanks to Teva Harrison for sharing her journey, and showing how to find beauty and hope while living with this disease. Mar 30, Melanie rated it really liked it. I feel like Teva Harrison is a friend and an advocate even though she has no idea who I am.
This book is fiercely honest. It's gentle, too. If you know someone with cancer or are someone with cancer, In Between Days might take away some lonely.
Sep 12, Suzze Tiernan rated it really liked it. Hard to read, yet so full of hope. I pray for the author and anyone else living day to day with cancer. Aug 31, Susan rated it really liked it Shelves: adult-fiction , graphic-novels , adult-biographies-and-memoirs. This was a very moving book. I definitely shouldn't have read this in one sitting, just before bed. The BRCA1 mutation runs in my family, and this book had me lying awake for a long time, thinking about the women in my family.
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I have a few friends who are currently living with stage 4 breast cancer, and this book helped me understand how they must be feeling. Jun 24, Victoria Carney rated it liked it. I wish I could give this book a 3. It is really good and raw but something about the writing style didn't quite click with me. Many of the passages are painful, sad, and eye-opening and I still recommend this book especially to people who enjoy graphic novels. Quick read too- I read it in a day throughout my weekend of nonstop reading haha.
May 22, Jennifer Spiegel added it Shelves: graphic-novels , cancer. I read cancer books for fun. Aug 16, Tova marked it as minion-voice-eh-no. While I think this book would be great, I feel as if it's going to be too triggering personally. Jul 23, Kari rated it it was amazing Shelves: only-for-me , graphic-novel , non-fiction.
Given to me by the author's sister - this graphic novel memoir about being diagnosed with cancer at age 37 shows heart from the first frame. I didn't know about Teva's journey before reading this - but felt like she took my hand and led me thru her world I wish I had seen her while she was in Portland on the book tour because she felt like a friend by the books end Shelves: , memoir , graphic-nonfiction , nonfiction , ill-chcpl.
Teva Harrison is diagnosed with a hereditary metastasized cancer when she is in her 30s. To help cope with her illness she drew pictures which she shared with her oncology team. With each picture she includes text that honestly expresses her feelings, emotions, fears, and joys. Mar 16, Lisa Marie rated it it was amazing Shelves: , oakland-library.
I liked the creative format the author used for her story and expression of her experience. Her story and the stories of her family members are full of hope, survival and the will to live. May 27, rabble. Review by Lauren Scott "I occupy the liminal spaces, slipping between unnoticed. The hours of cancer are strange. MRIs at a. It's like living in the shadows," writes Teva Harrison in her debut graphic memoir In-between Days, which chronicles her life with cancer.
At 37, Harrison was diagnosed with stage IV metastatic breast cancer -- cancer that has spread to multiple organs and is incredibily difficult to cure -- after years of unexplainable pain and constant reassurance from her doctors that she was healthy. According to the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network, only seven per cent of breast cancer research funding in North America and the United Kingdom went to metastatic cancer research between and The majority of research grants are put towards curing cancer.
Since metastatic cancer is currently largely incurable, the focus for these patients becomes to prolong life and promote a better quality of living. Jan 15, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: cartoons , netgalley , cancer , biography. How do you write about cancer? How do you write about incurable cancer? And how do you write about Stage IV cancer?
Teva, the author, approaches with sadness, and thoughtfulness, and the thoughts that one things when faced with all that. She is an atheist. She joins a group of other stage IV cancer patients and finds she doesn't relate. She doesn't believe in the afterlife. She believes in kindness. This book isn't so much a story of her life, but thoughts on that mortality of her life.
How do you How do you write about cancer? How do you explain that your life is made up of fighting for your life, without making that all the people think of you? When she does small talk, what does she say? Her illness is not visible. No one gives her their seat on the subway. Very striking book. Dying of cancer is not a fun thing, and there is no real fun in this. Just insight, and thoughtfulness. The cartoons are mixed with short stories about what each cartoon means.
This book is for those curious about how people live with cancer. Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review. Jan 01, Alexis rated it it was amazing Shelves: I've never read something quite like this before. Teva Harrison was in her 30s when she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, which is incurable. There are different types of breast cancer and metastatic will spread throughout your body.
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Most people don't know that there are different types of breast cancer, and metastatic receives a very low level of all the funds allocated to breast cancer. Anyway, this is a heartbreaking, honest and beautiful graphic memoir that talks about life and l I've never read something quite like this before. Anyway, this is a heartbreaking, honest and beautiful graphic memoir that talks about life and living with metastatic breast cancer. It's a short book. Teva started drawing illustrations to deal with her illness and she writes a short blurb on the page after the illustration.
This is a beautiful, painful and necessary book. I wish her much success with it. Highly recommended. Sep 21, Laura Frey Reading in Bed rated it liked it. I actually wanted more illustration, and less prose, from this graphic novel, which is usually the opposite of how I feel. There were certain sections I loved, like the tribute to the female family members the author lost to cancer, but some of the sections were boring. The drawing style wasn't really my thing. Dec 05, Devon Johnson rated it it was amazing.
What a stunning book. I loved every vignette. I can't even begin to review properly because I feel like anything I say will pale in comparison to how well written each piece was. It's authentic and self-aware in a way I aspire to and I just feel grateful to have had this book given to me so that I had the chance to read it.
May 13, Sue rated it it was amazing. This raw and honest book should be required reading for anyone dealing with a cancer diagnosis, especially those who are terminal. As a breast cancer survivor, I could relate to a lot of the situations that Teva Harrison writes about. Jun 26, Amy Stuart rated it it was amazing. A stunning, moving, beautifully drawn and written memoir about the author's devastating diagnosis with metastatic breast cancer at the age of only A book about cancer and fear and life and love that is at its core about hope.
Apr 03, Rach rated it it was amazing Shelves: graphic-novels , memoir , cancer-sucks , canada , non-fiction. A simple and honest illustrated memoir of Teva's reality of living with cancer. She doesn't shy away from the hard parts, but also takes time to highlight the ways she holds on to her hope and keeps going. Just because you are dying doesn't mean you can't live. Best of all, as she says in the preface, Teva gives voice to the fears that many terminal cancer patients have and encourages them to talk to their family, friends, doctors, and other loved ones.
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Shining a light on my experiences takes some of the power away from the bogeyman that is my cancer. I'm taking my power back. In , Jessica was murdered on the night of the end-of-year school party, her murderer never found. He has woken up in the body of someone else — a plump, sullen seventeen-year-old named Daniel Marcuso.
The year is , and in seven days there will be the end-of-year school party. When Leo walks in, he sees Jessica in the crowd. Jessica comes towards him and starts mocking him mercilessly, humiliating him in front of everyone. Leo wakes up the next morning, relieved to find that he has returned to the present — but his respite does not last long.
For every other day he will wake up in the body of someone new, thirty years in the past.