Breast Cancer Survivor Launches Unique Photographic Memoir on Her Cancer Journey
Reading and signing event to be held in Springfield on Monday, Oct. 16 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
SPRINGFIELD – Leslie Lawrence, a retired marketing strategist in the region, has released her memoir, “I’m a lucky woman: A Photographic Memoir of a Breast Cancer Survivor,” and will host an event Monday, Oct. 16 at the East Forest Park branch of the Springfield libraries from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Lawrence was a product manager for Milton Bradley early on in her career and later founded and led an ad agency for 20 years in Springfield called TSM Design. TSM served clients such as Milton Bradley, Friendly’s, Random House, and Apple, in its early years. She retired early to enjoy her family and continue her passion for volunteering and moved from Longmeadow to Dartmouth in 2013.
Lawrence will read and sign her book, a memoir told through deftly crafted stories and amplified with meaningful haikus, humor and photographs that are revealing, raw, and real. The book shines a light on Lawrence’s experiences, including her clinical treatment, which is painstakingly documented, and her creative musings on her emotional journey.
“The book is an offering of hope,” she said.
For most of her life, Lawrence expected a cancer diagnosis as her mother and two aunts also battled the disease. Lawrence’s diagnosis came in 2016, when she was 66. Five years later, she reached the cancer-free milestone. To celebrate, she penned her memoir to give hope to other women experiencing the same diagnosis.
“I’m a lucky woman,” a cancer story unlike any other, can be purchased at leslielawrenceauthor.com, where details of her events schedule and more information about the book can also be found.
Lawrence and her husband, Ron Weingartner, live in Dartmouth, and have one son. For more information, visit leslielawrenceauthor.com. Follow her on Instagram and Facebook.