Getting It Off My Chest is a memoir about Janice Day.
At the age of 39, unhappily married, unfulfilled and seven stone overweight, Janice Day was diagnosed with breast cancer and recommended for a full mastectomy. In Getting It Off My Chest she recounts, with frankness, charm and humour, how the gruelling experience of illness, of breast surgery and reconstruction, prompted her to examine what was wrong with her life and how to make it better. Along the way, she rejects the unanimous recommendations of her doctors to undergo chemotherapy, separates from her husband, comes to terms with her unhappy childhood, loses seven stone and launches a successful career as a cabaret singer, stand-up comedian and writer. The result is a hilarious and unusual memoir that will inspire and entertain anyone who has ever had to live through difficult times.
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