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Suzanne Dalton has accomplished much in her life—she is an artist, writer, actor, web designer, and program manager. The one undertaking for which she did not sign up was breast cancer. In her new memoir, humor guides Suzanne through difficult decisions about treatments, surgeries, and reconstruction. Her story, told through witty letters to friends, includes a party before surgery, a zany poodle, and refusal to let cancer define her. A Year Lost, A Life Gained: Fighting Breast Cancer With Wit, Humor, Friends and a Perky Poodle is at its heart a beautifully-told story and a guide intended to aid anyone diagnosed with cancer whether they've completed the journey or are just embarking upon the path.
About the Author
Suzanne Dalton graduated from Wayne State University with a BS in geology. She studied fine art, industrial design, watercolor, and photography at College for Creative Studies, and has a TEFL diploma and a Master Certificate in Applied Project Management from Villanova University. Suzanne wrote the humorous short story series Poodle Possessed for Hoflin Publishing's bimonthly international publication, Poodle Review, for 14 years. A Year Lost, A Life Gained is Suzanne's first book. She is presently working on her next, a book of travel, adventure, and poodles. Suzanne is currently a program manager of software development at an automotive company in Detroit, where she lives with her husband and her standard poodle, American Canadian Champion Ascot Rosebar Double Diaka CGC, a.k.a. "Fletcher," but being such an accomplished poodle, of course, he prefers "Mr. Fletcher."