Pretty is What Changes
Impossible Choices, the Breast Cancer Gene, and How I Defied My Destiny
By (author) Jessica Queller
Normal Price: $34.99
Your Price: $31.49 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.57 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Pretty is What Changes by Jessica Queller
Book DescriptionWhen genetics can predict how we may die, how then do we decide how to live? In Pretty Is What Changes, Jessica Queller journeys to the place where the cutting edge of biotechnology meets real life and real patients. Eleven months after her mother succumbed to cancer, Queller had herself tested for the BRCA breast cancer gene mutation. The results came back virulently positive, putting her at a terrifyingly elevated risk of developing breast cancer before the age of fifty and ovarian cancer in her lifetime. Thirty-five, unattached, and yearning for marriage and a family of her own, she faced an agonizing choice- a lifetime of vigilant screenings and a commitment to fight the disease when caught, or its radical alternative a prophylactic double mastectomy that would effectively restore life to her, even as it would challenge her most closely held beliefs about body image, identity, and sexuality. Informed, courageous, and armed with wit and style, Queller takes us on an odyssey from the frontiers of science to the private interiors of a woman's life. Without flinching, she answers a question we may one day face for ourselves- if genes can map our fate and their dark k
Buy Pretty is What Changes book by Jessica Queller from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9781741666328
(211mm x 158mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Vintage (Australia)
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Jessica Queller
Pretty Is What Changes, Paperback / softback (April 2009)» View all books by Jessica Queller
Queller, screenwriter for The Gilmore Girls, tells her story--from her mother's death from ovarian cancer and her positive testing for the breast cancer gene BRCA-1 to her decision to have a double mastectomy and remove her ovaries.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Pretty is What Changes book by Jessica Queller and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Jessica Queller
Jessica Queller has written for numerous television shows including The Gilmore Girls, Felicity, and One Tree Hill. She currently writes for the smash hit series Gossip Girl and lives in New York and Los Angeles.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.