What does a story about a woman who had just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer have to do with fishnet stockings, a flood, some Russians, the Tenth Commandment, superheroes and Galileo?

In a year of mishap and mayhem, I began a series of email updates to family and friends to keep them abreast of my treatment, and to allay their fears that, as is often the case with pancreatic cancer, I had just been handed a death sentence. Other calamitous events were included in the updates, which were the driving force behind my book.

What does a story about a woman who had just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer have to do with fishnet stockings, a flood, some Russians, the Tenth Commandment, superheroes and Galileo?”

In a year of mishap and mayhem, I began a series of email updates to family and friends to keep them abreast of my treatment, and to allay their fears that, as is often the case with pancreatic cancer, I had just been handed a death sentence. Other calamitous events were included in the updates, which were the driving force behind my book.

Hello, I’M MARYANN.

I’m an author, a speaker, and a cancer survivor. But my new book isn’t just about cancer. It’s about life. It’s about love. It’s about laughter. It’s about me — and maybe, it’s about you.

Praise for Cancer and Fishnet Stockings:

This book inspires, motivates, engenders thought, and yes, makes you laugh. Above all, it will help others facing their own difficult cancer journeys. I intend to recommend it to all my patients.

– Dr. Brian DiCarlo, Oncologist