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October 18, 2002

Report from Texas


One of our correspondents writes that she attended an interesting luncheon recently featuring Joni Rogers, a cancer survivor who has written a book called "Bald in the Land of Big Hair." A few of Ms. Roger’s observations:

In regards to the stupid platitudes that people cough up with when someone has a cancer diagnosis, like "God never gives us more than we can handle," the only two topics that this is actually true about are money and cleavage.

While the saying "That which does not kill us makes us stronger" is true, it is also about as comforting as "Your seat cushion can be used as a flotation device."

Just after receiving a cancer diagnosis is no time to make new friends. "Hi---I am a great sucking black hole of emotional need, and all my hair is going to fall out----want to be my friend???"



P.S. Our correspondent agrees with your wife about two things: (a) that you ARE jealous of her relationship with pastry and (b) if men really did want to get laid as much as they say they do, they would in fact learn to cook. (“I bet most men don't even know how sexy that is.”)

posted by Friedrich at October 18, 2002


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