Rocking the Pink: Finding Myself on the Other Side of Cancer by Laura Roppe
In 2008, just as Laura Roppé was poised to burst onto the music scene,
her doctor called her with news that left her spinning—she had been
diagnosed with an extremely aggressive form of breast cancer. Just days
earlier, she had signed a dream-come-true contract with a record label;
now, she wasn’t even sure how much longer she had to live. Never one to
back down to a challenge, however, Roppé gathered her courage, took
stock of her priorities, and made a decision: Cancer may take my hair, she told herself, but that’s all it’s getting.
More than a cancer journey, Rocking the Pink
is a quirky, charming, and poignant ode to love, friendship, and music.
Roppé is unflinchingly honest and unfailingly funny as she tells the
story of her odyssey: from childhood dreamer and giddy valet parker to
the Hollywood stars to disillusioned lawyer, wife, and mother; from
budding songwriter and late-blooming recording artist to determined
cancer survivor. Full of raw emotion and humor that will make you laugh
through your tears, Rocking the Pink is a chronicle of
discovering one's true self through life’s difficult circumstances—and a
testament to the hang-in-tough, take-no-prisoners attitude it takes to
kick cancer’s butt.