The C-Word

‘Carrie Bradshaw fell in Dior, I fell in Debenhams. It was May 2008, and it was spectacular. Uncomfortable heels + slippy floor + head turned by a cocktail dress = thwack. Arms stretched overhead, teeth cracking on floor tiles, chest and knees breaking the fall. It was theatrical, exaggerated, a perfect 6.0. And it was Significant Moment #1 in discovering that I had grade-three breast cancer.’ 

The last thing Lisa Lynch had expected to put on her ‘things to do before you’re 30’ list was beating breast cancer, but them’s the breaks. So with her life on hold, and her mind close to capacity with unspoken fears, questions and emotions, she turned to her Mac and started blogging about the frustrating, life-altering, sheer pain-in-the-arse inconvenience of getting breast cancer at 28. The C-Word is an unflinchingly honest and darkly humorous account of Lisa’s battle with The Bullshit, as she came to call it. From the good days when she could almost pretend it wasn’t happening, to the bad days, when she couldn’t bear to wake up, Lisa’s story is emotional, heartbreaking and often hilarious. The C-Word will make you laugh and cry, and ultimately reaffirm your faith in life.

‘Searingly honest, touching and often funny... This book is not only life affirming, it's also the most inspiring and uplifting account you'll ever read about cancer.

‘In this compelling book, Lisa tells her story with incredible honesty, emotion and humour. This real-life account of her fight with the Big C is guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and put your own troubles into perspective.’

‘An emotional, witty and compelling read.’

‘The C-Word is one of those rare reads that touches and entertains across the gender divide. Lynch is a gem of a writer – and boy, can she swear.’

With a talent for profanity that would make Billy Connolly blush, Lisa reveals the highs, the lows, the laughs and the absolutely terrifying moments she faced... effing brilliant.’
Daily Record

An amazing book and blog… such a wonderful story.’
Tom Hardy in The Observer Magazine


The Sun

Also available: Toffe Tiet (Dutch translation of The C-Word)