The Sensitive One

A Memoir

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Pub Date 24 Aug 2021 | Archive Date 15 Jul 2021

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At age fifty, Susan Morris is diagnosed with breast cancer—and she’s floored. Desperate to pinpoint the cause, one night she decides to type a question into her search engine: “What are the risk factors of getting breast cancer?” She’s surprised to discover research showing that long-term exposure to stress and traumatic childhood experiences can both increase the risk of breast cancer.
The Sensitive One is a braided memoir that alternates between Morris’s childhood—as a sensitive child and then teenager who shouldered the burden of caring for her younger siblings as her dad’s alcoholism tore at the threads of their home life—and an adult who for a decade-plus has been living a trauma-free life with a caring husband and rewarding career in nursing . . . only to be diagnosed with breast cancer.
This is a story of redemption—of a woman who manages to escape harrowing circumstances and start anew—but it’s also a story of how our legacy lives within us, and how healing from the adverse effects of childhood can truly take a lifetime.

At age fifty, Susan Morris is diagnosed with breast cancer—and she’s floored. Desperate to pinpoint the cause, one night she decides to type a question into her search engine: “What are the risk...


Advance Praise

Cancer survivors will find solace in this work…”
–Kirkus Reviews


"Susan Morris has written an exquisite memoir, The Sensitive One, that will open you to the possibilities of a reclaimed life. This is a book that will bring you tears, but good tears, as Morris shows you her path through self-awareness to compassion and forgiveness."
–Judy L. Mandel, New York Times bestselling author of Replacement Child

Cancer survivors will find solace in this work…”
–Kirkus Reviews


"Susan Morris has written an exquisite memoir, The Sensitive One, that will open you to the possibilities of a reclaimed life. This is...


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