Cancer blog ‘100 Perks’ leads to book
Lewin’s Cove resident realizes life-long dream with publication
Florence Strang’s life-long dream to publish a book has been realized.
This month, ‘100 Perks of Having Cancer plus 100 Health Tips for Surviving It!’ – a spin-off from her popular blog, was released by Basic Health Publications.
The Lewin’s Cove resident, a registered psychologist, co-authored the book with fellow cancer survivor Susan Gonzalez, a registered nurse from Georgia in the United States.
Following her diagnosis with Stage 3 breast cancer in April 2011, Ms. Strang began writing about the experience online, and decided to attempt to come up with a hundred humorous ‘benefits’ of the disease.
Likewise, Ms. Gonzalez also had a blog focusing more on the healthy living side of the equation, which Ms. Strang said she had started to follow.
“She had all these great health tips to help you survive cancer and she was reading mine because she thought it was funny and inspirational. So when the idea came to do a book, I asked her to join me in doing the project.”
Lewin’s Cove resident Florence Strang and fellow cancer survivor Susan Gonzalez, of Georgia, U.S.A., launched their book ‘100 Perks of Having Cancer plus 100 Health Tips for Surviving It!’ at the National Women’s Survivors Convention in Nashville,...