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In this powerful, tender and humorous memoir about resiliency and love in the face of cancer, Mirriam-Goldberg braves breast cancer, the breast cancer genetic mutation and the loss of a parent by connecting with an eclectic Midwest community. Along the way, she swims with stingrays in the Gulf of Mexico, searches for cream puffs for a Pennsylvania funeral, leads a group fi In this powerful, tender and humorous memoir about resiliency and love in the face of cancer, Mirriam-Goldberg braves breast cancer, the breast cancer genetic mutation and the loss of a parent by connecting with an eclectic Midwest community. Along the way, she swims with stingrays in the Gulf of Mexico, searches for cream puffs for a Pennsylvania funeral, leads a group fighting to protect ecologically-essential land in Kansas, and helps students find their own voice in Vermont. In searching for a new definition of the erotic through our awareness of nature, this memoir illuminates how our bodies are our most local address on the earth.


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In this powerful, tender and humorous memoir about resiliency and love in the face of cancer, Mirriam-Goldberg braves breast cancer, the breast cancer genetic mutation and the loss of a parent by connecting with an eclectic Midwest community. Along the way, she swims with stingrays in the Gulf of Mexico, searches for cream puffs for a Pennsylvania funeral, leads a group fi In this powerful, tender and humorous memoir about resiliency and love in the face of cancer, Mirriam-Goldberg braves breast cancer, the breast cancer genetic mutation and the loss of a parent by connecting with an eclectic Midwest community. Along the way, she swims with stingrays in the Gulf of Mexico, searches for cream puffs for a Pennsylvania funeral, leads a group fighting to protect ecologically-essential land in Kansas, and helps students find their own voice in Vermont. In searching for a new definition of the erotic through our awareness of nature, this memoir illuminates how our bodies are our most local address on the earth.

22 review for The Sky Begins at Your Feet: A Memoir on Cancer, Community, and Coming Home to the Body

  1. 5 out of 5

    Bronwyn Parhad

    I originally picked this book from the new shelves because it is about a breast cancer survivor. Imagine my delight to find that her home is in Kansas, specifically near Lawrence, which is my home town! Ms. Mirriam-Goldberg is the current Poet Laureate of Kansas; she describes her journey with breast cancer, the decisions she had to make about treatment, surgery, and her family of husband and young children. Added to to the mix is her passion as a bioregionalist, passion with healing and her con I originally picked this book from the new shelves because it is about a breast cancer survivor. Imagine my delight to find that her home is in Kansas, specifically near Lawrence, which is my home town! Ms. Mirriam-Goldberg is the current Poet Laureate of Kansas; she describes her journey with breast cancer, the decisions she had to make about treatment, surgery, and her family of husband and young children. Added to to the mix is her passion as a bioregionalist, passion with healing and her contribution to the new genre of narrative medicine. I found myself walking with her in Lawrence, and with her on her journey with breast cancer. As I walked with her, I relived my own journey with breast cancer. I would highly recommend this book to anyone wanting an immensely readable and honest story of the power of a woman's facing terrible decisions, but emerging victorious.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Cynthia

    A memoir about facing life and death after a diagnosis of breast cancer. Mirriam-Goldberg tells it like it was for her, including moments of grace and community, moments of fear and confusion, moments of rationality and extreme irrationality, and everything in between. Despite all of the hardships that she chronicles, I came away somewhat soothed by book - after all, she survives and continues with her life, in all its beauty and complexity.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Kerrfunk

    I read this book about four years ago, picked it up from the New Books shelf at the library because I liked the color and the title. Although I can't comment on the specifics because I read it so long ago, I do remember being moved enough by the book that I contacted the author to tell her so, and she responded. Based on that memory I give it five stars and my recommendation. I read this book about four years ago, picked it up from the New Books shelf at the library because I liked the color and the title. Although I can't comment on the specifics because I read it so long ago, I do remember being moved enough by the book that I contacted the author to tell her so, and she responded. Based on that memory I give it five stars and my recommendation.

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    Jane Vogel

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