Mani-Pedi STAT: Memoirs of a Jersey Girl Who Almost Lost Everything
by Deb Ebenstein
A laugh-out-loud funny, sassy, helpful, and profoundly honest memoir, Mani-Pedi STAT chronicles Deb Ebenstein’s two bouts with cancer, and a rare blood disorder, between the ages of 16 and 33. Navigating cancer treatments while continuing to balance real life and then returning to a world she doesn’t quite recognize anymore, her story is told through the eyes of a bright-eyed Jersey girl who loves boys, sports, fashion, and ultimately a family of her own.
Deb discovers that at the very worst of times—when her body is bloated and her future is uncertain and bleak—that the generosity of girlfriends, family, and a good mani-pedi can lift the spirits and help her thrive and survive. Mani-Pedi STAT is for survivors, friends of survivors, and memoir lovers alike. It will bring patienthood to life in ways that make you laugh and cry at the same time, and along the way you might learn a thing or two for your next trip to the doctor’s office.
Rare Bird Books, A Vireo Book
Paperback, 2014: 978-1-940207-12-4
US $14.95 | Memoir
Also available in ebook formats
Deb Ebenstein is a Jersey girl turned wife, mother, and some say survivor. She is a graduate of Rutgers College and received her Masters in Social Work from Yeshiva University. In her first published book, Mani Pedi STAT, she gives an honest and not-so-proper account of her experience with serious illness and recovery. She lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband and two children and devotes every Sunday night to polishing her fingers and toes to perfection.