Then Came Life: Living With Courage, Spirit and Gratitude After Breast Cancer
About the Book
The author of WHY I WORE LIPSTICK TO MY MASTECTOMY dares all women who have had a stumble in life to harness their fighting spirit and stand back up with courage and optimism
Twenty years ago, Geralyn Lucas put on red lipstick before entering the operating room to show everyone that she planned to come out the bold and daring woman she never thought she could be. At twenty-seven, she didn’t realize how much her single act of courage would connect with women and endear her to breast cancer survivors across the globe.
In THEN CAME LIFE, Geralyn is back with the same fearless attitude, exploring what it means to survive cancer, only to face new challenges. When she was fighting cancer, Geralyn prayed she would live long enough to get wrinkles. Now in her midforties, she’s the mother of two miracle babies, one who’s grown into a mean tween with a fierce eye-roll, the other into a tornado of little-boy energy. Her storybook romance has become couples therapy with a grumpy prince, the job she loves moves across the country without her, and her hard-won wrinkles just make her long for Botox.
THEN CAME LIFE is a totally original response to life’s challenges that reminds readers to always find a way to turn the mundane in life into a miracle. With an infectious sense of empowerment and hilarious voice, Geralyn has crafted a playbook for women everywhere to fall back in love with life. All women will recognize themselves in Geralyn and her story about re-discovering the resilience, courage, and humor needed to reinvent yourself at every age.