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Motherhood Exaggerated
Judith Hannan; Alan M. Dershowitz, fwd.; Leonard Wexler, M.D., intro.


2012 • 328 pp. 6 x 9 1/4"
Memoir / Prose

$21.00 Paperback, 978-1-933880-27-3
$13.99 Ebook, 978-1-933880-30-3

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When eight-year-old Nadia cracks her jaw on a piece of Halloween candy unmasking a rare bone cancer, mother and daughter are launched on a revelatory journey of treatment, recovery and survival

In the past, the few memoirs about children battling cancer dealt mostly with death and grief. This passionate retelling by a survivor’s mother is about the struggle to help shepherd her child out of illness, towards health and through survival.

Now that more children survive cancer, this passionate retelling by the survivor’s mother is required reading; the struggle of helping move the child out of illness.

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Reviews / Endorsements

“A child with a life-threatening illness is every mother’s nightmare. Yet Judith Hannan’s memoir, Motherhood Exaggerated, is a beautifully written narrative that every reader will find compelling. This is not just a tale about a mother and daughter on a frightening medical journey but a moving, engaging retelling of the complex bonds and tensions every parent experiences in our relationship with our children.”—Mary Gordon

“I congratulate Judi for going through these things again in the writing of this book, for it must have been a harrowing experience. . . . And she has made us want to go on and turn every difficult page, to burst through the same bubbles that she bursts through and then finally, perhaps midway through her own life, stand naked in the glory of a new and robustly complicated relationship with herself.”—Carly Simon

JUDITH HANNAN’s essays have appeared in many publications, among them Woman’s Day, Twins Magazine and The Martha’s Vineyard Gazette.

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