In the Tickle Me Pink—THE COLLECTION, the author, a four-time cancer survivor, celebrates the humor, grace, and indomitable spirit of cancer survivors everywhere.
5×8 • 134 pages • $8.96
Molly reminds us survivors to savor every post-cancer day we are lucky enough to have. “Light-hearted poems about cancer, survival, and hope,” it says on the hot pink cover of “Tickle Me Pink! The Collection.” That sums up the 127 pages of poems that Molly Shoemaker Schaechtele wrote while dealing with cancer and many of its consequences. The poems aren’t all as rosy as the cover, but they are honest and remarkably upbeat overall. Some of them aren’t award-winning examples of poetry, but it’s the message that matters. The last poem, “Every Death Should Count for Something…” is stunningly sad, profound and, by the conclusion, uplifting. Knowing that the author lost her battle with cancer in 2013 makes her warrior attitude even more impressive. As a breast cancer survivor, I smiled and I cried with Molly as she continued to beat back the beast. I highly recommend “Tickle Me Pink,” to women currently dealing with the disease. We have laughed. We have cried. We have bonded. We can’t forget those women who didn’t make it, but Molly reminds us to savor every post-cancer day of life that we are lucky enough to have. (By Leslie N. Patino on July 27, 2014)
I love you Mom. Molly was my Mom, and now she is my angel Mom… Her poems are so inspiring and give hope and laughter to those in need. It’s her legacy. She wanted to reach the hearts of many woman who could use a little extra encouragement! I love you Mom! Thank you for these amazing poems! (By Maida Springart on Sept. 30, 2014)