1. The Inspirational Vs. The Actual

Last October, Abigail Zuger MD reviewed Pink Ribbon Blues for The New York Times, Breast Cancer Tales: The Inspirational vs. the Actual. It was a double review that included both my book and Nancy Brinker’s Promise Me. In Zuger’s review, Brinker’s book was the “inspirational” tale and mine was the “actual” one. As a social scientist I was pleased that . . . → Read More: 1. The Inspirational Vs. The Actual

Pink Ribbon Culture as a Form of Psychological Denial

Dr. Linda Rubin, professor and licensed psychologist, is today’s Pink Ribbon Blues contributor.

While reading the first few pages of Gayle Sulik’s book, Pink Ribbon Blues, it hit me: I had never heard any public accounts of women’s breast cancer experiences that were anything but positive, triumphant, and uplifting. I asked myself, how could this be? How is it . . . → Read More: Pink Ribbon Culture as a Form of Psychological Denial

A Serendipitous Review by Ellen Sue Spicer

When I visited Williamsport, PA in early December I had an opportunity to do two book signings. The first was for a First Fridays Celebration of the Arts at one of the five oldest bookstores in the country, Otto Bookstore, “a book lover’s paradise since 1841.” The second was at Freshlife, the largest independently owned natural products supermarket in Pennsylvania. . . . → Read More: A Serendipitous Review by Ellen Sue Spicer

Publishers Weekly Review of “Pink Ribbon Blues”

“You may never think pink again about breast cancer after reading Sulik’s sobering and lucid critique of what she calls “pink culture”–which has turned a “complex social and medical” issue into “a popular item for public consumption” and has actually “impeded progress in the war on breast cancer.” Sulik, a medical sociologist, argues that the truth about breast cancer, so . . . → Read More: Publishers Weekly Review of “Pink Ribbon Blues”

Sarah Horton Reviews “Pink Ribbon Blues”

I am honored that Sarah Horton, author of Being Sarah, has written such a thorough and thoughtful review of Pink Ribbon Blues.

Read Sarah Horton’s review here.

The fact that Sarah carried the book with her five miles to the shore of the river Dee estuary where she could reflect on its contents as she gazed out at the water . . . → Read More: Sarah Horton Reviews “Pink Ribbon Blues”

Pink Ribbon Blues – The New York Times Book Review

The New York Times published a book review by Abigail Zuger, M.D., a board-certified internist and infectious disease specialist, who examines what she calls two “Breast Cancer Tales”–the “Inspirational” (Promise Me by Nancy Brinker) and the “Actual” (Pink Ribbon Blues by Gayle Sulik). The review will appear in print on October 26, 2010 on page D5 of the national edition.

. . . → Read More: Pink Ribbon Blues – The New York Times Book Review

“Fatigue Indeed” – NY Times Well Blog

Barron Lerner MD published a review of Pink Ribbon Blues in The New York Times yesterday with the title “Pink Ribbon Fatigue.”

The title captured the reality that many of us warily and wearily march through Pinktober as we try to discern whether all of this pink is doing any good. Lerner rightly points out that breast cancer events do . . . → Read More: “Fatigue Indeed” – NY Times Well Blog

Library Journal Reviews “Pink Ribbon Blues”

Library Journal, in its 133rd year of publication, is the oldest and most comprehensive publication in the library field and serves 100,000 library directors, administrators, and staff in public, academic, and special libraries. I’m very pleased that the journal has featured Pink Ribbon Blues in its 2010 breast cancer awareness month round-up. With the title Tough Questions, Hard Choices, Bette-Lee . . . → Read More: Library Journal Reviews “Pink Ribbon Blues”

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*Sad face*: Being happy does not help you live longer" New Scientist

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The perils of pink The Daily

Komen pink campaign creates breast-cancer blues for some Dallas Morning News

A yellow flag for the NFL's pink New York Daily

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Breast cancer cancer causes so easily derailed Philly Inquirer

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The Fight Against Cancer - And Abortion? Salon.com

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The Big Business of Breast Cancer
Marie Claire

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Pink Inc. Has Many Starting to See Red The Sacramento Bee

Get Your Pink Off Ottawa Citizen

Komen Pink Ribbons Raise Green and Questions USA Today