Jennifer D. James is an award-winning author and breast cancer survivor. And as you will read, and so much more. Jennifer is a trained breast cancer mentor through the American Cancer Society, and a certified meditation teacher specializing in patient healing and pain management. She is also a certified Maurer Foundation breast health educator and an advocate for individuals diagnosed with cancer to help them gain necessary resources. Jennifer currently resides in Palm Springs, California, with her husband, Bruce.
Feisty Righty received an Evergreen Gold Medal, presented by the 2023 Living Now Book Awards for its contribution toward positive global change. This award commemorates truly world-changing books.
This powerful and award-winning memoir is full of inspiration, a wake-up call for anyone looking to transform their life in a positive way. The pages reflect the same understanding, honest answers, hope, and valuable insight that she shares during the many heartfelt conversations.
Successful in her career and happily married, Jennifer’s world was upended at age 41 when she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. During her struggle against the disease, she realized that she had to let go of the life she was trying to desperately hang onto. And instead, embrace every aspect of the journey. This book is based on her seven handwritten journals, completed over 247 days. Jennifer shares how she navigated through chemo, surgery, radiation, and the physical, emotional, and mental struggles brought on by the life-threatening disease.
With honesty, a heightened awareness, and self-reflection, Jennifer shares her hard-earned wisdom of becoming a survivor. Including:
The ability to adapt to unforeseen situations. How to proactively self-heal. The importance of love. The art of living. And, the gifts and lessons surprisingly revealed along the way.
An empowering read, not only for individuals diagnosed with cancer, caregivers, and medical teams but for anyone in search of something missing in their lives. It’s a bold reminder as to why we must fight for the life we are born to live, with or without a diagnosis, and that with every breath, there’s an opportunity to live fearlessly.
By sharing her journey, Jennifer hopes to encourage women to get routine breast screenings and mammograms while opening the conversation about cancer to shift the narrative. Jennifer shines a light on the stigmas surrounding women and cancer.
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