Sarah McLean's story of courage and perseverance through her two-time battle with breast cancer before the age of 35 will leave readers feeling inspired and encouraged. Her honest, raw perspectives are refreshing. She takes the reader on the emotional roller coaster one faces through this horrific fight, from fear of death to self-image problems to intimacy issues. Her honesty might surprise some, but she finds it an essential part of the healing process.
In her battle with cancer, Sarah discovered that in order to move forward, we must start from a place of vulnerability. Sarah's ups and downs allow the women reading Pink Is the New Black, even those still reeling from their diagnosis or hurting from their treatment, even those who find no hope, to recognize that they can't make it through this battle on their own.
Sarah's youth and energy differentiate her book from other breast cancer books. She experienced breast cancer at a younger age than most women; she was newly married and hadn't yet had children. Readers will grieve along with Sarah at each new roadblock, cheer with each breakthrough, and know her as a sister by the end of the book.