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Again: Surviving Cancer Twice with Love and Lists, A Memoir

A breast cancer diagnosis at forty-nine forces Christine Shields Corrigan, a wife, mom, and meticulous list-maker, to confront her deepest fears of illness, death, and loss of control as she struggles to face cancer again. From the discovery of a “junky” cyst, to chemotherapy and surgery, sleepless nights filled with rosaries and “what ifs,” and shifting family dynamics, her adult experience mirrors her teen bout with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, with one exception—she no longer has parents keeping her in the dark.

With the ghosts of cancer past hovering around her, Chris falls into the same overprotective traps her taciturn Irish-Catholic parents created, striving to keep her family’s life “normal,” when it is anything but, and soldiering through on her own, until a neighbor’s unexpected advice and gift move her to accept others’ help. With fierce honesty, poignant reflection, and good humor, Chris shares a journey filled with sorrow, grace, forgiveness, and resilience, as she wends her way through cancer for the second time. Again offers practical guidance and hope to individuals that they have the strength to forge a path beyond a diagnosis.

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“Author Christine Shields Corrigan’s ability to express her emotions and share practical advice for handling a cancer diagnosis are captivating and emotional and the grit and truth of her story–combined with her practical knowledge–make AGAIN a remarkable memoir for all non-fiction readers.” ~ Stephani Hren for IndieReader

Coming Soon

(HER)OICS Paperback – March 11, 2021

(Her)oics: Women’s Lived Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic draws together the stories of 52 women across the US during the Covid-19 pandemic, including Not Back to But Forward, Chris’ essay about how her cancer experiences helped her cope with COVID-19.

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All Student Success Letters

Dear Gotham,

Cancer brought me to a crossroad five years ago—should I return to my work as a legal writer and editor for the marketing department of a law firm, should I return to legal…

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Again Tip Sheet

A breast cancer diagnosis at forty-nine forces Christine Shields Corrigan, a wife, mom, and meticulous list-maker, to confront her deepest fears of illness, death, and loss of control as she struggles to face cancer again.

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Interview with Christine Shields Corrigan & Lisa McLaughlin

Christine Shields Corrigan and Lisa McLaughlin talk about their writing process and the inspiration for their published pieces, as well as share some words of wisdom…

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Press Release

A breast cancer diagnosis at forty-nine forces Christine Shields Corrigan, a wife, mom, and meticulous list-maker, to confront her deepest fears of illness, death, and loss of control as she struggles to face cancer again.

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Survivor Spotlight with Christine Shields Corrigan

Survivor Spotlight with Special Guest, Christine Shields Corrigan, Hodgkins Lymphoma & Breast Cancer Survivor discusses her cancer journey and new memoir, Again Surviving Cancer Twice… 

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The Magic of Storytelling: A Chat with Christine Shields Corrigan

Hello fellow cancer thrivers! You are about to listen to our podcast… here is a sneak peak of what to expect!

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Chris Ayotte Interview

Christine Shields Corrigan discusses her new book, Again: Surviving Cancer Twice with Love and Lists, on the Chris Ayotte show in Detroit, MI.

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The Bookworm Author Talk with Christine Corrigan

Author Christine Corrigan discusses Again: Surviving Cancer Twice with Love and Lists with Radio Host Nicole Smith, hosted by The Bookworm, Bernardsville, NJ, 11/19/2020

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