Author Katharine Giovanni has always met life with positivity and laughter, and she needed every bit of that life-saving attitude the day the doctor told her, “You have cancer.” Cancer was a big banana peel field, but Giovanni was determined to make it through that field to the rainbows in her life. In her inimitable and straight-talking way, she shares how to survive cancer, or any banana peel field, with grace. This book is for you if you: Are facing your own banana peel field (illness, loss of a loved one, money problems, a failing relationship). Are serious about changing your life. Would like to live in joy and peace. Need to figure out how to be positive instead of negative and begin attracting great things into your life. This book is part memoir and part self-help guide. It includes Katharine’s GAAB Life 21-Day Challenge. GAAB Life = Going Above And Beyond to create a happy life! Begin your journey today. Rainbows await you.
“Hat’s off to Katharine Giovanni for an honest account of her life’s challenges, including breast cancer, and her positive approach to find happiness. She has written a captivating book that alternates her own experiences and hard knocks with the tools she has implemented to forgive and find joy. This clever, uplifting book is easily read and equips the reader to make positive changes to find the same joy and happiness. Well done!” Amanda McCabe, North Carolina
“The day that I found out I needed major surgery, I was lost and blinded by the news. Since I was travelling in another city far from home, I decided to read Katharine’s book “Rainbows and Banana Peels” to distract myself. Her book got me refocused so much that I snapped back to attention and was able to do what I needed to do … which was GET THINGS DONE. I may not survive, but I will certainly go down swinging. Thanks Katharine, you did it again!!!!”
“What a compelling, beautifully and gracefully written memoir! Giovanni models fearlessness in the face of adversity with such powerful energy, one can only have belief that anything is possible. With compassion and humor, Giovanni provides knowledge and skills to realize that we, too, can become unstoppable. An utterly inspiring book!”
“Every cancer survivor thinks about how they would like to tell their story to help the next person maneuver through the cancer minefield but few of us can put the feelings and the words together. Katharine’s story shows us that our past is not our destination. Her account of the journey from her familial banana peel field through the unimaginable diagnosis of breast cancer is an inspiring roadmap that gives all of us the tools to survive.”
Katharine says, “The trick to creating a successful life is to get back up after you fall.” In this honest book (part memoir, part self-help), Katharine shares the story of her own banana peel fields – the biggest one being a stage 3 breast cancer diagnosis followed by two years of treatments including 6 surgeries and 455 days of chemo and radiation. Instead of getting angry and giving up, Katharine decides to fight for life with grace and positivity. As a cancer survivor, she shares some important tips and tools with readers including a positive life song playlist, a chapter on healthy eating, a chapter with 33 tips to stay positive for when the … hits the fan, and a 21-day challenge program with exercises and worksheets to help live a life of going above and beyond. The book also includes pieces of writing by her two sons and husband, offering the perspective of the caregiver. Though this book will most certainly be invaluable to those who have received a cancer diagnosis, it is also for anyone who is going through any life challenges and would like to see things in a different way.