No Time to Die : Living With Ovarian Cancer (Paperback)

Author: Tilberis, Liz

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A frank and sometimes funny memoir by a woman faced with ovarian cancer, capturing the essence of determination without self-pity. Tilberis is editor-in-chief of "Harper's Bazaar" and president of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.


Publisher Lightning Source Inc
Mfg Part# 9780380732265
SKU 30450472
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0380732262
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5L x 0.5T
Author Info
Liz Tilberis
Liz Tilberis was an acclaimed fashion editor of the 1980s and '90s and an advocate of women's health issues. Born in 1947 in Alderly Edge, outside of Manchester England, Tilberis knew from an early age that she wanted to work in the fashion industry. After high school, she pursued a Bachelor of Arts degree in fashion design at Leicester Polytechnic, where she met her future husband, Andrew Tilberis. She graduated in 1970 and immediately accepted a position as editorial assistant at British Vogue, eventually becoming editor in chief of the magazine in 1987. During this time, Tilberis desperately wanted children and experimented with in vitro fertilization and infertility drugs. Despite her attempts, Tilberis never conceived and eventually she and her husband adopted two boys, Robert and Christopher. In 1991, Tilberis was hired away from British Vogue by Harper's Bazaar and moved, with her family, from London to Manhattan. Shortly after arriving in the United States, Tilberis was diagnosed with ovarian cancer--a disease that she attributed to her infertility treatments. Rather than succumb to disease, Tilberis decided to undergo chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, and to transform her agonizing experience into a crusade for public awareness of ovarian cancer. Expressing optimism, courage and determination to live, Tilberis continued to work at Harper's Bazaar, even when confined to a hospital bed. During her career, Tilberis achieved many awards, including two National Magazine Awards in 1993, and, in 1997, she became the president of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Ironically, immediately after the 1999 publication of her memoir NO TIME TO DIE, her cancer reoccurred and took her life.
"Tilberis has made her personal suffering into a crusade for better public awareness of ovarian cancer, and this book serves her cause."
From the Publisher
Editors Note In 1993 Liz Tilberis seemed to have it all. She was a working mother with a family who adored her. As editor-in-chief of Harper's Bazaar, she lived at the center of the glamorous world of international fashion and was widely recognized as one of the most powerful people in the industry. And in 1993, Liz Tilberis was diagnosed with Stage III ovarian cancer. Suddenly she was faced with the challenge of a lifetime, joining the ranks of the 175,000 women in America with Ovarian cancer. She underwent major surgery, grueling chemotherapy, and, eventually, when the cancer recurred, a life-threatening bone marrow transplant. Through it all she refused to let the disease get the better of her, continuing to participate fully in her life as wife, mother, and career woman. And she educated herself about the disease that threatened her life. Ultimately, Tilberis concluded that she developed ovarian cancer as a result of infertility treatments she underwent years earlier-a link that the medical establishment has been reluctant to acknowledge. Her experience led Tilberis to become president of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund and to address countless issues surrounding the devastating disease. From diagnosis through recovery and recurrence, and on to a rich, rewarding, transformed life, NO TIME TO DIE is a frank, no-holds-barred look into the world of fashion and a candid account of a battle with a debilitating illness. Approaching every obstacle with optimism, humor and grace, Liz Tilberis has written a story that celebrates life and the ultimate triumph of a passionate, determined, and courageous woman.
Editors Note 1 A frank and sometimes funny memoir by a woman faced with ovarian cancer, capturing the essence of determination without self-pity. Tilberis is editor-in-chief of "Harper's Bazaar" and president of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.
Editors Note 2 The editor in chief of Harper's Bazaar gives an inside account of her career in the world of high fashion and shares her thoughts on how she beat the odds to overcome ovarian cancer. Reprint.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0336
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