Living with Cancer > Handling Side Effects
The Red Tent,
by Anita Diamant - recommended by Annette Schork, Cancer AnswerLine™ nurse
A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini - recommended by Annette Schork, Cancer AnswerLine™ nurse
The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition, by Caroline Alexander - recommended by Tony Collins,
of the Clinical Trials Office
Eat. Pray. Love: One Woman's Search for Everything across Italy, India and Indonesia, by Elizabeth Gilbert -
recommended, particular in audiobook form, by Jennifer Lewis, administrative assistant
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee - recommended by Annette Schork, Cancer AnswerLine™ nurse
The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger - recommended by Melissa Hill, multi-site clinical
research project manager
A New Earth: Awakening Your Life's Purpose, by Eckhart Tolle - recommended, particular in audiobook form,
by Jennifer Lewis, administrative assistant
Black Swan Green, by David Mitchell
The Blade Itself, by Marcus Sakey
Public Enemies, by Bryan Burrough
Specimen Days, by Michael Cunningham
Eat, Memory: Great Writers at the Table, edited by Amanda Hesser
Here Is New York, by E.B. White
Interpreter of Maladies, by Jhumpa Lahiri
Devil in a Blue Dress, by Walter Mosely
Netherland, by Joseph O'Neill
The Devil's Candy: The Anatomy of a Hollywood Fiasco, by Julie Salamon
Civilwarland in Bad Decline, by George Saunders
The Russian Debutante's Handbook, by Gary Shteyngart
State by State, edited by Matt Weiland and Sean Wilsey
Seabiscuit: An American Legend, by Laura Hillenbrand
What It Is,by Lynda Barry
Want more? Newsweek put together a list of 100 books based on 10 top reading lists -- from the New York Public Library to Oprah.
Newsweek's Top 100 Books
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Movies & DVDs
- recommended by Lori Pimlott, outpatient office assistant
The Hangover - recommended by Nancy Burke, dietitian
Mama Mia - recommended by Mary McCully, volunteer services coordinator
Remember the Titans - recommended by Annette Schork, Cancer AnswerLine™ nurse
That Thing You Do - recommended by Annette Schork, Cancer AnswerLine™ nurse
Poirot (PBS television series) - recommended by Dorothy Hastings, RN-C
Miss Marple (PBS television series) - recommended by Dorothy Hastings, RN-C
Bringing Up Baby
The Iron Giant
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
The Wire" (Television series)
Want more? Visit the American Film Institute's top movie lists.
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Don't forget your friendly newspaper. Buy one on Sunday and read it all week. The New York Times Magazine
, which is part
of the Sunday edition, is worth the price of admission alone. Besides the crossword puzzle, you get well-written,
in-depth feature stories, an entertaining ethics column and a regular food column that never fails to tantalize. If you've
moved from your original hometown, consider ordering a single copy of the Sunday paper by mail. It might be fun to catch up
on the news of your old haunts.
You read about Harper's Weekly already. Other titles to check out: The Believer, the newly redesigned Newsweek,
The New Yorker, Edible WOW (a Washtenaw-based food magazine),
Consider subscribing to a news aggregator so you can track the news from your favorite publications via the Web. News
aggregators are simple to use and can be linked with mobile devices for portability. Two popular sites are Google Reader
and Yahoo News.
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"Call of Duty" franchise
"Guitar Hero" franchise
"Little Big Planet"
"Ratchet and Clank" franchise
"Rock Band" franchise (Play along with The Beatles this fall.)
Remember, lots of video games are available online for free. And, if you have a video game system like Xbox 360, lots of
the inexpensive downloads are at least as fun as the brand new $50 titles.
Confused about game systems? Check out these reviews.
Want reviews of the latest games? Visit G4tv.com.
More Ways to Take a Break
Dietitian Nancy Burke spends time imagining herself at the ocean, "hearing the waves and feeling the sand between my toes."
She also finds that running her dog relieves stress.
"I have found that coming back to my home and sitting in peace and quiet as I clear my mind of any extraneous thoughts and
business of the day, provides me with a mental vacation and actually improves my thinking and concentration. It is an easy
and free way to take an escape and concentrate on a place (in my mind) that is comforting to me," says Susan Daron.
"I typically play with my puppy outside or work in my garden as a means of de-stressing," says Jessica Doletzky, child and
family life specialist.
"I love to play Scrabble!" says Annette Schork, Cancer AnswerLine™ nurse.
"The thing that ALWAYS works for me is listening to my favorite music and/or "dancing it out" (whether seated or standing)!
Laughter Yoga is awesome too!" says social worker Toni Spano-English.
"Go for a run. Any type of vigorous physical activity helps," says Laurie Zyczynski, physician assistant. (But always check
with your health-care team first to make sure it's safe for you.)
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