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“Round The Twist is a memoir about being incredibly alive and deeply loved, crackling with detail, intensity, and wit. A balm for the soul, a love story in disguise.”

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Round the Twist: Facing the Abdominable

Memoir of a Young Cancer Survivor

Coming: September 2023

"It's a heavy burden being a young cancer survivor," the words at the heart of the debut novel by Lisa Febre, drive her to find purpose and meaning in a life unexpectedly consumed by a diagnosis of late-stage colon cancer at the age of 47. She reveals her deeply emotional journey with raw intensity, humor, and heartbreaking honesty. 

"You will be inspired by what can be accomplished through courage, tenacity, spirituality, and hope."

Are you in Los Angeles? Invite Lisa to your Book Club, Support Group, or Wellness Center to discuss her book Round the Twist: Facing the Abdominable after its release in September 2023

If you are interested in putting together a Live Event (Los Angeles) or by Zoom (nationwide), please use the form at the bottom of this page to contact Lisa.

Lisa's memoir chronicles her year with colon cancer, and includes the following topics appropriate for discussion:

  • Colon Cancer

  • Cancer Diagnosis before the age of 50

  • Power of Positive Thinking and Mental Health of Cancer Survival

  • Physical Fitness as a Tool for Coping with Cancer and its Treatments

  • Living with a Colostomy (or ostomy)

  • Patient Advocacy

  • Doctor/Patient relationships

  • Chemotherapy and Radiation Survival

  • Cancer Screenings

  • Major Abdominal Surgery Recovery (colectomy, anastomosis, salpingo-oophorectomy, specifically)

Where's Lisa?

March 5-6, 2023

Digestive Disease National Coalition (DDNC) Spring Public Policy Forum, Washington DC 

May 17, 2023 

Interview with author & speaker: Karen E Osborne in her web series: "What are You Reading? What are You Writing"

August 10-12, 2023

United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA) annual conference, Houston TX, in person to sell advance copies of the book

September 7, 2023

Book Launch, Ready for Sale

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"Able to make you weep one moment and then guffaw the next, Lisa's book is a beautifully written testament to the power of love, friendship, and self-worth."

Anticipated Release Date:

September 7, 2023

Published by Black Rose Writing

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