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Publisher's Summary

In Had I Known, the former host of Good Morning America, health advocate, international speaker, mother of seven, grandmother of one, and New York Times best-selling author Joan Lunden speaks candidly about her battle against breast cancer, her quest to learn about it and teach others, and the transformative effect it has had on her life.

With a large extended family counting on her, giving up was not an option. After announcing her diagnosis of stage two triple negative breast cancer on Good Morning America, people all over the country rallied around Joan as she went into warrior mode. Joan appeared on the cover of People bald, showing the world her brave resolve and that breast cancer does not need to define you.

Joan's illness has changed her in profoundly unexpected ways and has redefined her values and, most of all, her health. Following a new clean and healthy way of eating, Joan became her best advocate by taking control of her nutrition, which helped combat the adverse side effects of chemotherapy like a warrior.

Uncharacteristically vulnerable, irreverent, and straight from the heart, Had I Known is a deeply personal and powerful story of pain, persistence, and perseverance in which Joan openly evaluates her decision to go public with her battle, shaving her head, wig shopping, reconnecting with her viewers, rediscovering her purpose, and ultimately realizing that sometimes you have to look back to move forward.

©2015 Joan Lunden (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

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Breast Cancer Help

A perfect book for those going through breast cancer. It got a little more technical for my taste, but Joan wrote a great personal story.

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  • ADRIAN, PA, United States
  • 11-29-15

inspiring

this book isfull of information and inspiration no matter who you are. there were definitely tears, but she writes her journey with a positive note.

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Wow!

I was so moved by Joan's story. I do not have breast cancer but I've always thought that Joan was so incredibly smart and beautiful and I was so sad to learn about her illness. With that said I was prompted to download her book. I was amazed at the positive attitude that was so clearly delivered to the reader. The quotes from all of the women made me stop and think "wow, they made it, their alive" and made me smile. The educational pieces about diet have definitely made me re-think my sugar consumption and when I finish this review, I'm on my way to Barnes and Noble for a clean eating cook book! You will love, love, love this book!

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Loved listening to her voice, her story, & quotes!

Where does Had I Known rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Loved listening to her voice, was like all my years of waking up with Joan, only this time the story telling was so powerful!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Had I Known?

Hearing Joan's inner thoughts while going through treatment

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