Robin Eschenbach Foley
ELLEN! I read this book! Please read it! It is a way for you to help other women who are battling catastrophic illness. The author is amazingly uplifting and has a sense of humor that you would appreciate. Give her a turn on the hula chair! Thank you.
Here is the link once again, just in case...https://sites.google.com/site/carolchatellierkleinrockauthor/
Dear Ellen, You must read Carol's book!! Her courage will inspire you and her story needs to be told to the world. She is the most amazing cancer survivor. Please put her on your show. WE LOVE YOU!!
Ellen, Carol Chatellier Kleinrock is your kind of person! This book is a different take on a really rough topic. Carol is sooooo funny, valiant, intelligent, and has helped so many women. (actually, men too, our very own HS math teacher had breast cancer!) Carol is a rare woman, and this book is living proof of one of life's greatest challenges well met. I am so proud to call this incredible woman my friend! We love you Ellen, but not as much as Carol!!!
You owe it to yourself to give this woman a chance in the chair! She is a HOOT!
Aimee Ashley Myers
Ellen, please please please call Carol and have her come on your show! Her book is truly unique and so is she! She is funny, sweet and an inspiration! Give her a call, you won't be sorry!
Samantha Lauren Kleinrock
In all honesty, Ellen and Carol would be best friends. She needs to be on the show...maybe even with a permanent position.
Patricia Coy Schwarz
Hi Ellen! I have also read Carol Chatellier Kleinrock's book, and I would recommend it to everyone - not just those suffering from breast cancer, but even those who are cancer free. There is something for everyone in Carol's book. I laughed, I cried, and I felt GOOD after reading it! Carol's personality shines through her book, and it is awesome how many people she has helped already! Just imagine if you had her on your show! So many more could be inspired by Carol's journey and her wonderful spirit. I am lending my copy to my dear friend, Toni, who was just diagnosed with cancer. I know Carol's book will help Toni through her own personal journey. And if that's not enough reason to have Carol on your show, I bet you two would make a great dance team!
Susan Beattie Spellman
Hi Ellen... I have read Carol Chatellier Kleinrock's book and would definitely recommend it. It is just a great book and can help people understand from beginning to end the process and positive things that can come out of this disease. I gave the book to my sister in law who went through this last year and it has helped her tremendously. Carol would be a great guest on your show and she really loves to dance.
Janet Finn Germinario
I have read Carol Chatellier Kleinrock's book "It Is What It Is" several times, and I have post-it notes sticking out of it all over the book for quick retrieval of my favorite of her inspiring words, so when I need them I can find them quickly. I also gave a copy of her book to my 3 sisters, because there's so much help pouring out of those pages, and every woman (and man) should have a copy of it. If Carol was on your show it would help so many viewers, and I guarantee it would be a highly entertaining show~she is one of a kind!
Carol definitely deserves an interview with you, Ellen. Her book is inspiring to everyone who reads it.
Besides her book being an inspiration to so many, you will find Carol Chatellier Kleinrock to be an absolutely beautiful soul, inside and out.
And, still a redhead, even after chemo... A MUST SEE!!!
Carol is FUNNY FUNNY FUNNY...You're audience will laugh til they cry.
Ellen - This will be a great interview... please consider it.
I've known Carol Chatellier Kleinrock since we were in elementary school together. We're still friends today, and her life, and the courageous, determined and upbeat way she has lived it, has been an inspiration to all of us who are lucky enough to call her a friend.
Her book: "it is what it is..." is a heartfelt, funny and enlightening recounting of her experience with a breast cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment.
Most importantly, Carol is bright, funny, articulate, cute and engaging and would make a fabulous guest on your show.
Samantha Lauren Kleinrock
Ellen, don't forget her birthday is on Halloween so you have less than a week to call her!
ellen-if you need a copy of my book just let me know.....I would be more than happy to send it to you!! would be so excited to be on your show :)
Betty Anne Messina Martino
In September 136 NFL Alumni Cheerleaders, ranging from age 64 to age 25, reconnected to dance together again in order to raise $100,000 to fight breast cancer. Please help Team Ra Ras Kick Breast Cancer. Each time our decade dance is viewed, UnitedHealthcare will donate 10 cents to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Please share this link with your family and friends. LET'S KICK BREAST CANCER! Just click on the link below...
@Betty Anne Messina Martino : I have shared your post and link on my facebook page (I am an 11 year breast cancer survivor!) and my sister has done the same. My sister's daughter (my Godchild!) is a 4th year nursing student at LaSalle University in Philly. She plans on becoming an oncology nurse because (in her words) 'oncology nurses took such good care of my aunt brenda and uncle eric, I want to return the favor'. I ♥ her!
Thanks for your outstanding fundraising efforts.(And thanks for facebook friending my friend Carol Chatellier! Her book is amazing and should be read by all!)
it is what it is...beating
breast cancer using chemo, radiation and email
Carol Chatellier Kleinrock
Infinity Publishing.com, 216 pp., $13.95 paperback
"In May of 2005, I embarked on a long, strange journey," writes Kleinrock. What follows is about one page of the Succasunna woman’s writing, her e-mail to a friend about the mass in her uterus and lump in her breast, then the friend’s reply.
In fact, much of the book is replies, some inspiring, some not. "You are in my thoughts. Stay strong and be positive." For instance, chapter one contains that one page of copy, three of her e-mails and 34 replies.
Several chapters later, Kleinrock notes, "As you have gathered, I relied heavily on communication with my friends to get me through the trip I was on."The average reader may find herself skipping among the replies. However, do not miss the periodic pieces in boldface type at the end of some chapters. These are called, "What to say or do when someone you know has cancer." And don’t miss the last chapter, "I believe."
|More than I expected! 08/10/2009|
|This book amazed, impressed and inspired me. It was intense ~ funny ~ heart breaking ~ extremely readable ~ enlightening ~ and most of all IMPORTANT! Not exactly what I expected. I expected a book that told the story of one woman's fight with Breast Cancer and that it would be inspirational to women dealing with this diagnosis and treatment. I'm sure it IS that, but more - it is a book that MUST be read by women like myself who have NOT been faced with this monster first-hand but who have friends, family and co-workers who have, or may come to face this in the future. This is a lesson on how to support your friends. It is a Wake-Up call to those who are currently trying to be supportive but don't know how. It is a lesson to all women (and men) on how to BE a sisterhood (brotherhood) of friends and what that really means. This MUST be read by all young women, such as my daughter who will undoubtedly have friends and/or family members facing cancer in the future. What I DID expect, I got also. The author's story ~ told in her own words (and she does have a way with words) honors the reader with shared intimacy of the true emotional roller coaster of her one-year journey. That she could candidly share this with us, the readers, is truly an honor. I will share it with and recommend it to everyone I know. Carol's personality comes through so clearly that after the first chapter everyone who reads it will feel like they "know" her, love her, cry with her and cheer for her!|
|Touching and Funny 08/11/2009|
Kleinrock uses humor to tackle a tough subject. While the book deals with breast cancer, it provides great insight into how to approach any illness. It is touching and funny at the same time. It is also great to help others understand the process patients go through and is a great guide if you have a friend or loved one that you want to help and support. Easy and fun to read even though the subject matter is serious. Very positive!
|a remarkable personal journey 08/11/2009|
|it is not often that one gets the opportunity to share in anothers personal journey of fear, confusion, tears, laughter, and in the end triumph. carol takes you on this roller coaster ride and you get to sit right next to her. you will forget you are reading a book... you will feel like you are sitting talking to your best friend. her story and her strength will touch your heart. after reading this book... you will not be the same. there is heart and soul between those covers that you don't find very often and it should not be missed.|
|Entertaining / Lifechanging 08/12/2009|
|Reviewer: Laura Moffett Myers|
|Carol Chatellier Kleinrock invites us to share tears of laughter AND heartache as she bares her innermost thoughts, hopes and especially her oversized sense of humor! Anyone who opens these pages will broaden their understanding of those who have had to face a medical crisis, and the strength that she shows in her journey is contagious. This is NOT a quick read, but then, it isn't meant to be. There are pages in this book that I will return to and reflect on in days to come ... Laura|
|Reviewer: Irene 08/16/2009|
Thoroughly enjoyed this book! Carol's sense of humor, bravery, and not being afraid to admit she was scared and cried sometimes proves that it's a hell ride that can be beat! Any woman going through this should read it and know that they aren't alone.
|This book is like a life manual.... , 08/24/2009|
|Reviewer: Janet Finn Germinario|
This book is like a life manual. Read it if you are looking for inspiration on how to approach life and its problems, how to deal with the day-to-day challenges that may come your way as a cancer patient, what to do for a loved one or friend who is battling with cancer, and how to remain strong and overcome huge obstacles in your life while spreading love and joy to others. One of the many things that makes this book so special, and so very effective, is how easy it is to read – as you read it, you feel like you are listening to a close sister or friend, it is so honest and clear and understandable. You get the entire story, the whole picture. Really, a must-read for all women, and for the men in their lives!
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