A couple of years ago, I wrote a book. It’s not much of a book. It’s even short compared to the ones my daughter and I read together, but it’s a real book. I wrote it to help a friend with breast cancer. Here’s what I wrote in the introduction:
A short time ago, a good friend of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer. When I asked her if there was anything I could do, she responded by asking me to write and illustrate a poem in the style of Dr. Seuss called, “What Happened to Mommy’s Boobs”. Since I’m usually game for a challenge, and not likely to say no to a cancer patient, I gave it my best effort. This is the result. My only goal was make my friend smile. Apparently, it worked and she suggested I publish it. Again, since I’m not likely to say no to a cancer patient, here it is. I hope it makes you smile, too. And, even if it fails to make you smile, rest assured that some good will come from the experience. I will donate $1.58 to Dana Farber’s breast cancer research for each copy sold.
I have been true to my word. In fact, slightly better. I round up whenever I make a donation.
I’m lousy at promotion, but the book has sold more copies than I ever expected it to. That’s not to say I’ll be knocking J.K. Rowling off the best seller list. It’s just that I have sold more than the one copy my mom bought. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I figured it was time to make another push. It’s light and silly and helps a good cause, so if you have a spare $3, please give it a shot. Thanks. It’s available at amazon.com and it’s called “What Happened To Mommy’s Boobs“.