This morning, while I’m still in bed, and George is telling me about his silly dream, a nurse calls to tell me the results of my latest transvaginal ultrasound, a scan I take every six months to screen for ovarian
I wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post about how my mastectomy and reconstruction impacted my self-image and my sense of my own feminism. It’s titled, “Was my mastectomy a betrayal of feminism?” and it debuted on the front-page of the
A reading, signing and Q & A at one of Boston’s finest bookstores.
Come join us for a reading and discussion of Pandora’s DNA in scenic North Carolina.
Join me for an intimate reading at the Bull’s Head Bookshop at UNC!
Join us for a reading in my hometown of Washington, DC at Politics & Prose bookstore, followed by a Q & A and a signing. RSVP over on Facebook, if you feel like it!
On October 15, I had an incredibly fun time answering questions about breast cancer, mastectomy, cancer risk, and fashion as part of my Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit, as part of my launch-day activities for Pandora’s DNA. Read the
I’m delighted that one of my favorite sites, Jezebel, has posted an excerpt from Pandora’s DNA, about the most death metal thing I’ve ever read–Frances Burney’s 1811 account of her mastectomy, in which a white handkerchief was her only anesthesia. The piece also
The New Republic has an excerpt from my chapter on surveillance posted, under the descriptive headline, “Life With the Breast Cancer Gene Is a Hellish Mix of Anxiety and Self-Doubt; I’m poked, prodded, felt up, and scanned—and don’t even know if it
Over at GreenMushroom1Up, a book blogger pursuing a PhD in the sciences calls Pandora’s DNA writes: “I found Stark’s voice very touching and honest. She had no problem sharing the fact that she was scared, angry and how her decisions were affecting