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About the Author
Kate Pickert is a former staff writer for TIME magazine, where she covered health care, politics and trends in modern American life. She is a journalism professor at Loyola Marymount University and lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.
"On the surgeons, cancer researchers, and activists working on the front lines of this complicated and often politically fraught disease, Pickert writes bravely, with equal parts heart and heft, and pitch-perfect detail."
—Beth Macy, author of Dopesick
"Bridges the gap between fright and calm, between terror and treatment, between horror and hope...A vital addition to the new canon of cancer books"
—Sarah Weinman, Medium
"Kate Pickert does a great job of using her own story to bring the people and history of breast cancer treatment and advocacy to a modern audience."
—Susan M. Love, MD, author of Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book
"An exhaustive, unflinching, deeply personal report."
—Kim Hubbard, People
"A compassionate, lucid, and well-researched account of historic and ongoing attempts to combat breast cancer."
"A thoroughly researched and compassionate account of a disease that strikes one in eight American women"
—Megan O'Neill Melle, Parade
"A must-read if you or anyone you know has breast cancer, but also for anyone interested in the less-discussed factors that influence our perception and care for cancer today."
—Liz Moody, mindbodygreen
"Want to learn more about breast cancer? Read this book...Pickert has
produced an evenhanded, powerful and unflinching page-turner."
—New York Times
"Balanced, cogent and eye-opening."
—Barbara Kiser, Nature
"Riveting... A remarkable, up-to-the-minute resource."