Stacy Nottle thought she was okay! She thought she had her act together!
That was before she ran face first into a cancer diagnosis and her carefully constructed sense of identity shattered and fell to pieces at her large feet.
‘After my cancer diagnosis,’ Stacy says, ‘I figured that in order to give myself the best chance of surviving, I had no choice but to take a long, hard, uncomfortable look at my baggage. That’s what I do in Breastless.’
In her deeply moving and inspiring memoir, Stacy shares the physical aspects of her breast cancer story; but more importantly, she shares what was happening inside her head. What were her thoughts and emotions as she travelled that dark road? And who were ‘the committee’ who kept saying she wasn’t good enough or strong enough or loved enough to survive?
Delving back to her earliest experiences—she went to boarding school at the age of six—Stacy examines her life with humour and candour. She tackles hard questions about self-worth, femininity, friendship and grief; and she uses magical quotes throughout to underline each step in her journey.
Whether you have been given a cancer diagnosis, are supporting someone who has, or have found your way here for some other reason, Stacy’s beautifully told story is sure to uplift and inspire you. It might even challenge you to ask the same age-old questions she asked—Who am I? What do I want from my life?