Chemolicious: Getting to Your Best Self

A Guide for Breast Cancer Patients
By Terese Mascotti
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13 Digit ISBN: 978-1-63413-733-1
LCCN: 2015912226
Price: $11.99
Trim: 5.5x8.5
Format (pb/hc): Paperback
Pages: 68
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In the Mascotti Family, you don’t ever give up. When you get knocked down (whether by your brothers or breast cancer), you get back up and keep moving.

Chemolicious: Getting to Your Best Self is a guide for breast cancer patients, their families and friends on how to manage the non-medical journey through the chemotherapy treatments. This perspective is lined with humorous anecdotes and candor from Teri’s own journey. Her desire is to help others feel "Chemolicious" during this hellacious test. Every cancer is different, every outcome is different; but wanting to feel and be your best is a human condition that should never stop. 

There are no pretty pink platitudes in here. What you will read are Teri’s stories of the good (“if you lose your hair in winter, you’ve got a ton of hat options”), the bad (“steroids make you puffy”), and the ugly (“they can tell you exactly when your hair will fall out") of dealing with breast cancer. All written with the wit and wisdom of a woman who has been in your shoes.

To help you along your path, Chemolicious includes frank discussions of:

• What to eat for a faster recovery
• The pros and cons of buying a wig
• Why you need therapy—both physical and mental—if you want to survive
• How to create a to-do list, so that you always have an answer when someone asks “What can I help with?”


Neither famous nor pedigreed, Teri Mascotti is every woman who has stubbed her proverbial toe. She is a self-employed business woman who fell from the ivory tower during the economic downturn. A mom, a sister, a daughter, and a friend who has learned that life is a recurring sequence of picking yourself up and dusting yourself off. Her insatiable curiosity is what keeps her from settling for less and keeps her driving toward her dreams.

She is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she also resides, and thrives—chemoliciously!