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9.01.2012

Great book, great cause! Joni Rodgers' hilarious memoir raising $$ for blood cancer awareness and research

September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month, and that hits close to home here at LeagueXA. Our Founder, Joni Rodgers, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma more than 15 years ago and has been working her tail off to raise awareness and generate funds for research ever since.

This month, she's offering her memoir, BALD IN THE LAND OF BIG HAIR, for just $2.99 on Kindle, Nook and Kobo and will be donating 100% of the proceeds to the Lymphoma Research Foundation

From the flap:
Joni Rodgers lives in Texas, where big hair is a God-given right. It's essential to any waitressing job, prerequisite for a real estate license, as natural as Naugahyde, and as important as Elvis. But at thirty-two, Joni was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and lost her hair to chemotherapy. It's not fun being a bald girl in the Big Hair Capital of America, but Joni managed to hold on to her sanity - and her sense of humor.

Juggling her grueling treatment, two small children, a grizzly bear of a spouse, and a pipedream she couldn't give up on, Joni realized that the beast threatening to kill her would ultimately teach her how to live. With the same amazing ability to laugh at life, and herself, that helped her survive cancer, she recounts her story: a deeply affecting tale of industrial-strength drugs, healing herbs, love, sex, prayer, kids, career, and the search for a wig that won't make her look like Betty Rubble.

Don't take it from us, here's some praise for Bald in the Land of Big Hair:

"A mix of Molly Ivins' blowsy wit and Anna Quindlen's suburban logic... manages the rare literary feat of being painful and funny in one urgent breath." -- Entertainment Weekly

"This is a very important book, not only about cancer... it's also about how to ground yourself in the life you're living." -- Elizabeth Berg author of Open House

"Impressive...honest...gutsy..." -- Janet Maslin, New York Times

"Memoirs of a cancer survivor with a delicious sense of humor and a well-defined sense of self. Darkly comic, inspiring." -- Kirkus Reviews

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