On her 27th birthday, Tara discovered a lump in her left breast. After a series of terrible choices and bad mistakes, she found herself on a journey of self-discovery and self-reflection while awaiting her diagnosis. Don’t miss Tara McGowan Ross‘s brutally honest conversation about her life, as depicted in the memoir Nothing Will Be Different, and learn what it means to learn to live “before getting ready to die.”
About the book:
A neurotic party girl's coming-of-age memoir about learning to live before getting ready to die.
Tara has it pretty good: a nice job, a writing career, a forgiving boyfriend. She should be happy. Yet Tara can’t stay sober. She’s terrible at monogamy. Even her psychiatrist grows sick of her and stops returning her calls. She spends most of her time putting out social fires, barely pulling things off, and feeling sick and tired.
Then, in the autumn following her twenty-seventh birthday, an abnormal lump discovered in her left breast serves as the catalyst for a journey of rigorous self-questioning. Waiting on a diagnosis, she begins an intellectual assessment of her life, desperate to justify a short existence full of dumb choices. Armed with her philosophy degree and angry determination, she attacks each issue in her life as the days creep by and winds up writing a searingly honest memoir about learning to live before getting ready to die.