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When Life Gives You Pears
When Life Gives You Pears: The Healing Power of Family, Faith, and Funny People | Jeannie Gaffigan
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In a book that is The Big Sick meets Dad is Fat, Jeannie Gaffigan, writer/director/producer/accused supermom and wife of bestselling author/comedian Jim Gaffigan, writes with humor and heart about the pear-sized brain tumor she had removed, the toll it took on her enormous family, and the priceless lessons she learned along the way. In 2017, Jeannie's life came to a crashing halt when she was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumor. As the mother of 5 kids-6 if you include her husband-sat in the neurosurgery department in star-covered sweats too whimsical for the seriousness of the situation, all she could think was "Am I going to die?" Thankfully, Jeannie and her family were able to survive their time of crisis, and now she is sharing her deeply personal journey through this miraculous story: the challenging conversations she had with her children; how she came to terms with feeling powerless and ferociously crabby while bedridden and unable to eat for a month; and how she ultimately learned, re-learned and re re-learned to be more present in life. With sincerity and hilarity, Jeannie invites you into her heart (and brain) during this trying time, emphasizing the importance of family, faith and humor as keys to her recovery and leading a more fulfilling life.
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JacintaMCarter
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Jeannie Gaffigan might be even funnier than her famous husband, and her sense of humor comes through clearly, even though she's writing about everything she went through after discovering she had a brain tumor. The best part about this memoir is that, though she talks about using her faith to help her through, it never feels like she's preaching at the reader.

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SaraGarland
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Cold, rainy fall days call for good reading. Very much looking forward to reading this one after seeing her interview on CBS Sunday Morning.

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Pam.Kokomo
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Funny and thoughtful...loved it. ❤️

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Vivlio_Gnosi
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Adding this #Nonfiction #inspirational book to my #TBR stack. Thank you, @Rhondareads for the review.
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Rhondareads
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Jeannie Gaffigan a mother of five happily married to the comedian Jim Gaffigan .Jeannie has her own successful Hollywood career a good life.Til the day she is diagnosed with a life threatening brain tumor and life as she and her family knew it comes to a screeching halt Thanks for arc. @grandcentralpub

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