In 1975 Rena Tarbet was leading a charmed life. Happy and successful with a loving husband, three great kids, a thriving business, Rena was well on her way to the life of her dreams. Then everything changed one evening when she discovered a small lump under her arm.
Rena knows cancer. She knows how it strikes when you least expect it, changing your life in the most alarming and unthinkable ways. But Rena also knows that there is a way out.
You’ll discover how, in spite of her difficulties, through a determined conviction, a focus on the future, and a reliance on God, she built a highly successful international business to become one of the top national sales directors of the Mary Kay Corporation. Admired by millions of women worldwide, Rena has become an icon of hope and will inspire you to look up to God and truly believe that there is life after breast cancer.
Posted by Toni Baumann on 13th Sep 2012
I met Rena about 25 years ago in Green Bay WI,at a Mary Kay function,she was then, not only an inspiration, but a child of God and still is today. Her attitude, and faith in God, is the big reason she is here to encourage everyone that hears her voice and reads her books. She is a rock and I wish everyone had her strength and courage and hope.
Posted by Carolyn Smith on 12th Sep 2012
I have known Rena Tarbet for nearly 27 years while I have been a Mary Kay consultant. She bounces back from each setback--she is amazing. One time I went behind stage (which is never allowed) to hand her a note. I had to hand it to one of the security people. She sent me a handwritten note a few weeks later--she is an inspiration to so many folks who are fighting cancer.
Posted by Dennis Borgne on 31st Jul 2012
I am a colon cancer surviver and have been receiving treatment at the Rena Tarbet Cancer Center where I met Rena. Regardless of how bad a day she was having, she always had a smile and something positive to share. Rena has been a real inspiration to everyone battling this dreaded desease. I last talked to her in July and purchased her book. Rena's story of her struggles where very relatable to those of us who are fighting the battle. Her book is a must read for EVERYONE. May our LORD continue to bless Rena always.
Posted by Darlene Juliana, Senior Sales Director Mary Kay Cosmetics on 26th May 2012
I personally met Rena about 3 years ago at a conference in Gatlinburg, TN and I can say that she is truly and inspirational woman. A true suvivor if there every was one. Her book is a must read for everyone.
Posted by Julie Meza on 17th May 2012
This book is just the right size for an inspiring quick read! I gave a copy of the book to two of my friends so far! I highly recommend this book not only for breast cancer survivors, but also the friends and family of breast cancer survivors as it details the inner struggles day to day!
Posted by Eileen Barlow, Practice Leader, Patient, and THRIVER! on 15th May 2012
After helping my husband navigate thousands of our patients through the journey of breast cancer, it was my turn. How could I take on anything other than a stance of VICTOR over VICTIM after Rena Tarbet's example and inspiring story, 37 years of chemo. I always want to tell patient there is only one thing you can control, your attitude. Only 44 pages and the best resource we could ever offer our patients and their families. Thank you Rena Tarbet for doing this! You will heal so many people before they ever begin treatment. I pray they cling to your philosophies, as I do, and use this bump in the road to lift them higher than they ever thought was possible. INSPIRING! Want all of our patients to have this!
Posted by Mark S. Barlow, M.D., Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon on 15th May 2012
Physicians across the country are taking a deep breath of relief because they now have something very special to hand to a patient who just received "the report" from a breast imaging specialist, general surgeon, oncologist, or reconstructive surgeon! Before you go on the internet (bad) to learn about what all the medical terminology means, you should get your mind, spirit, and heart in the right place so the physical healing can begin. A much needed resource! Attitude is EVERYTHING!
Posted by Brandy McKinnie on 9th May 2012
I loved the book. I bought it for a friend who recently found out she had breast cancer. I read it 1st, and loved it.
Posted by Jill Beckstedt on 8th May 2012
Nobody tells it with more experience than Rena Tarbet. What an inspiration. This book is so timely and every woman deserves to get it the same day she gets her diagnosis.