Northshire Live: Susan Frances Morris presents The Sensitive One with Judy Mandel

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 6:00pm
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Local author Morris illuminates the legacy of trauma and the complicated journey of healing in her memoir alternating between a high-stress, high-responsibility childhood and an adulthood, which before her cancer diagnosis was trauma-free.


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At age fifty, Susan Morris is diagnosed with breast cancer--and she's floored. Desperate to pinpoint the cause, one night she decides to type a question into her search engine: "What are the risk factors of getting breast cancer?" She's surprised to discover research showing that long-term exposure to stress and traumatic childhood experiences can both increase the risk of breast cancer.

The Sensitive One is a braided memoir that alternates between Morris's childhood--as a sensitive child and then teenager who shouldered the burden of caring for her younger siblings as her dad's alcoholism tore at the threads of their home life--and an adult who for a decade-plus has been living a trauma-free life with a caring husband and rewarding career in nursing . . . only to be diagnosed with breast cancer.

This is a story of redemption--of a woman who manages to escape harrowing circumstances and start anew--but it's also a story of how our legacy lives within us, and how healing from the adverse effects of childhood can truly take a lifetime.

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The Sensitive One: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781647421618
Availability: Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: She Writes Press - August 24th, 2021

Replacement Child Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580054768
Availability: Special Order
Published: Seal Press - March 5th, 2013

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