Taking the C out of Cancer
A Memoir

A unique look into how humour and attitude can help diminish the power of metastatic cancer...or in fact, any of life's challenges.

Chasing Normal allows you to walk alongside a metastatic cancer diagnosis. You experience the everyday ups and downs and emotions that the author has encountered for over eleven years...but it is not just about cancer.


What do Ikea flat packs, Whistler's Mother, and mysterious comets each have in common with cancer? Well, everything and nothing at all. For Jo Rothwell, they have been the difference between living with cancer and simply living.


Eleven years ago, when those around her suddenly began to tread lightly, words were lost, and the manual for behaviour was incomplete. Since then, she has become a student in the cancer classroom, acknowledging its rebellious nature but understanding that it is part of her. Lessons learnt include resilience, purpose, distraction, adaptability, perspective and a master class in humour.

To counteract cancer's chaos, she chases normal.

RRP. $28



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