Feisty Righty

A Cancer Survivor's Journey

Non-Fiction - Inspirational
332 Pages
Reviewed on 11/13/2023
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Author Biography

Jennifer D. James is an award-winning author, cancer survivor, trained breast cancer mentor through the American Cancer Society, certified meditation teacher specializing in patient healing and pain management, certified Maurer Foundation breast health educator, and advocate for individuals diagnosed with cancer to help them gain necessary resources. By sharing her journey, she hopes to encourage women to schedule routine breast screenings and mammograms while opening the conversation about cancer to shift the narrative. Jennifer currently resides in Palm Springs, California, with her husband, Bruce.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Feisty Righty: A Cancer Survivor's Journey is a work of non-fiction in the memoir, inspirational writing, and medical health subgenres. It is suitable for the general adult reading audience and was penned by author Jennifer D. James. Readers are invited to discover a powerful and award-winning memoir that serves as a beacon of inspiration for anyone seeking positive transformation. Jennifer, a breast cancer survivor and a trained mentor for cancer patients, shares her intimate journey through diagnosis, treatment, and survival. The memoir unfolds with Jennifer's successful career and happy marriage abruptly disrupted by a diagnosis of aggressive breast cancer at the age of 41. Her honest and introspective narrative, based on seven handwritten journals, captures the emotional and physical challenges she faced during 247 days of treatment.

Author Jennifer D. James's vulnerability and self-reflection create a narrative that resonates deeply, and the core strength of this book lies in its raw and emotive authenticity. The reader is taken on a journey of adapting to unforeseen circumstances, proactively self-healing, and finding the beauty and lessons hidden within the struggles of life-threatening illness. Jennifer writes with a confident and friendly narrative voice but is also clear and informative as she sheds light on the stigmas surrounding women and cancer, providing not only solace and insights for those facing similar battles but also a universal message of courage and resilience for everyone. The memoir is well-balanced and paced with different moods and atmospheres so that it doesn't just dwell on the hardships but celebrates the triumphs and unexpected joys discovered along the way, too. Overall, Feisty Righty emphasizes the importance of love, adaptability, and self-discovery which makes it a highly recommended guide for anyone seeking inspiration and a deeper understanding of the human experience.