Every year, thousands of Australians discover they have breast cancer. It could affect you, someone in your family, your friend, your workmate. Whatever links you to breast cancer, TELLING IT LIKE IT IS: 23 BREAST CANCER JOURNEYS reminds you that you are not alone. Fully supported by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, this is a collection of first-hand accounts and experiences from people whose lives have been touched by breast cancer. This life-affirming book is the vision of acclaimed Queensland sports journalist AnneMarie White OAM. She conveys her own experiences via emails sent to her inner circle over the course of her treatment for breast cancer. To capture the stories of the other 21 women and one man in the book, White conducted months of interviews. The result is nothing less than extraordinary. At times inspiring, hopeful and wistful; sometimes confronting and angry and sad, these are the voices of spirited contemporary Australians. Contributors include Susan Duncan, Ros Kelly, Kerryn McCann and Professor Fiona Stanley AC.