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When life gives you pears: the healing power of family, faith, and funny people

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Grouping Titlewhen life gives you pears the healing power of family faith and funny people
Grouping Authorjeannie gaffigan
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-10-22 05:22:52AM
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display_descriptionNew York Times BestsellerUSA Today Bestseller The Big Sick meets Dad is Fat in this funny and heartfelt memoir from writer, director, wife, and mother Jeannie Gaffigan, as she reflects on the life-changing impact of battling a pear-sized brain tumor.In 2017, Jeannie's life came to a crashing halt when she was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumor. As the mother of 5 kids-6 if you include her husband-sat in the neurosurgery department in star-covered sweats too whimsical for the seriousness of the situation, all she could think was "Am I going to die?"Thankfully, Jeannie and her family were able to survive their time of crisis, and now she is sharing her deeply personal journey through this miraculous story: the challenging conversations she had with her children; how she came to terms with feeling powerless and ferociously crabby while bedridden and unable to eat for a month; and how she ultimately learned, re-learned and re re-learned to be more present in life.With sincerity and hilarity, Jeannie invites you into her heart (and brain) during this trying time, emphasizing the importance of family, faith and humor as keys to her recovery and leading a more fulfilling life.
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subject_facetBrain -- Tumors -- Patients -- Biography
Gaffigan, Jeannie, -- 1970- -- Health
title_displayWhen life gives you pears : the healing power of family, faith, and funny people
title_fullWhen Life Gives You Pears The Healing Power of Family, Faith, and Funny People
When life gives you pears : the healing power of family, faith, and funny people / Jeannie Gaffigan ; foreword by Jim Gaffigan
title_shortWhen life gives you pears
title_subthe healing power of family, faith, and funny people
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Gaffigan, Jeannie