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Posted on April 06, 2012
“Cindy Mcguckin Writes...

I read with great interest 'A Random Interruption' as I too was diagnosed with breast cancer. Though the particulars are of course individual to our cases much of the information presented was very helpful. Reading the book let me compare my treatment options with another (Suzanne). I was also able to relate quite well with her descriptions of feelings and the different challenges the author faced. It was read with smiles, tears, and aha moments. A very worthwhile read for anyone who has or knows a person close to them going through cancer. Best wishes for continued success not only with the book, foundation, but your continued recovery to good health.


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“Sandy Goldberg writes...

“The best book about the breast cancer experience I’ve ever read. Candid, intensely personal, a no holds barred recounting of a life changing event.” -Dr. Sandy Goldberg, A Silver Lining Foundation


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“Caryl Namest writes...

Suzanne this book is awesome. I’ve had a couple of friends that have gone through this journey and you really have an eye opening account of raw emotions that come with this. I wish you many great years ahead of you...God bless you and thanks for sharing you story.


Posted on January 21, 2012 - 11:53:07
“Colleen Siomos writes..

At first page I was interested in continuing the read. Being a survivor myself I could understand and sympathize with your story. May you have many, many good years ahead of you. Great Book.


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“Elaine McDuffee writes...

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer last year I was left with the horrible feeling of doom and gloom. I was given Suzanne's book by a dear friend. I couldn't put it down. As I read the book I felt as though Suze was a dear friend as well without even meeting her. This book made me lift my chin up and put on my pink boxing gloves. I have since distributed several copies to my "sisters" I have met through this journey. It is a wonderful book written by a beautiful inspiring person. A must have for anyone diagnosed.


Posted on October 26, 2011 - 10:09:32
“Mary Rodgers writes...

I just finished Sue's book. I cried and I laughed. Most of us are effected by breast cancer either ourselves or someone we know and Sue's book really lets us understand what it’s like to live with and through cancer treatment. Anyone with breast cancer will find it a great source of reference. Thank you Sue for sharing and writing a one of a kind book!


Posted on October 17, 2011
“matt otto writes...

Suzanne was referred to me by good friends here in Sarasota FL. I have since given her book to several friends fighting breast cancer and each was inspired in different ways. If you have anyone in your life effected by breast cancer, this is a great first step in achieving things we all want - encouragement, knowledge, and a sense of community. Thank you, Matt


Posted on October 17, 2011 - 14:41:36
“Matt otto writes...

Matt otto writes... "Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom." -- Theodore Isaac Rubin, Psychiatrist


Posted on October 12, 2011 - 02:13:18
“Andrea Borja writes...

Just dropped by your site to check on your progress, and I saw the videos. How far you've come, Suzanne! From a rough draft to a bestseller. From an ordinary entrepreneur to an extraordinary inspiration to all.


Posted on September 20, 2011
“Lyndy Caplan writes...

Hi Suzanne- David & I just saw your interview on the news from yesterday from a link which was sent by your Dad; he & your Mom being among your biggest fans - we would bet you have many. Apparently, courage runs in your family, fiercely demonstrated by you which, fortunately for you, came through to you from both of your parents! Lucky girl! They are both so very proud of you, your fortitude, and your achievements & of course, your sense of humor. You all are quite a brave & accomplished family “an auspicious combination of good genes & lots of hard work. David & I wish you good health & happiness always, along with the best of luck with "a Random Interruption", a most generous & benevolent book. Sincerely, Lyndy & David Caplan .


Posted on September 7, 2011 - 14:12:13
“Kathleen Hurwitz writes...

Suzanne's book is a must read for all cancer patients, family & friends. It was given to me as a gift & I must say one of the best gifts I have ever received. I was diagnosed in early August & this book has gotten me through some tough times. Suzanne is smart, witty & precise. She takes you through her entire journey with humor and great knowledge. Also, she does all the leg work for you & it's all spelled out. I don't wish anyone to get this disease but if you do run don't walk to purchase this book. Love you Suzanne'!!!!


Posted on August 20,2011
“Barbra Luce-Turner writes...

A friend who was recently diagnosed received your book. It helped her decide on treatment options and it made her laugh out loud. Thank you for the great gift of knowledge and the spirit of hope your experiences have given her. Sue, very impressive work. You should be proud! I lost my mother to cancer in 1985. It is an honor to call you my friend.


Posted on July 4, 2011
“deb writes...

As a woman recently diagnosed with breast cancer, I can testify how beneficial this book is for breast cancer survivors! I can honestly say that before my journey started I thought I understood what cancer meant. When I heard my doctor tell me, “You have cancer”ť the words took on a whole new meaning. I was in shock, frightened, and I needed somewhere to go for guidance to better understand what was going to happen to me. I had read Suzanne’s book already, but turned to it again to help me prepare for my own journey. I have been on my quest now for four months. A Random Interruption has been a resource, a reassuring comfort, and a blessing. Thank you Suzanne for your diligence to write this book, your dedication to detail and most of all for sharing your personal experience, humor, and love for life throughout the book. Xoxoxo


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“Joanne Capilupo writes...

I receive this wonderful book as a gift from my dearest friend. As a result, I have shared copies with many with the hope of providing the insight it has given me. One friend refers to it as her “book of knowledge” and keeps it on her nightstand. I received many thanks. However, it is Suzanne who must be given the thanks for sharing her incredible journey with us. Not only does Suzanne tell it like it is she says it from the heart.If you or a loved one has cancer, you must read this book.Suzanne, you are truly an inspiration. Thank you.


Posted on June 18, 2011 - 10:40:55
“Leann Bianchi writes...

I laughed and cried as I read and related to so many shared events in Suzanne's book. Thank you!


Posted on May 28, 2011 - 13:03:22
“Denise Vielfaure writes...

I was diagnosed in January and found out about Suzanne's book while researching the internet. I stumbled upon a radio program featuring Melissa Etheridge and Dr. Song. Suzanne's book was referenced and so I tried to get it here in Canada. No such luck whereby I was able to contact Suzanne and get one through her. i was amazed and touched that she would communicate with me personally via email and across the border just like she was my friend next door. There are no borders when it comes to breast cancer and we are all sisters in this. After starting my chemo I was telling my friends that I didn't read much because focusing wasn't great with all of this. Interestingly when I received Suzanne's book I could not put it down and read from start to finish in one day. Suzanne, thank you for sharing your journey with us and sending your love and support and HUGS across the many miles with so many women. xo Denise


Posted on April 18, 2011
“Joanne Kluge writes...

A year ago – March 2010 – I reconnected with my grade school friend Suzanne Zaccone. At that time, I purchased her book. I read it, thinking what a wonderful tool it would be for women and their families to reference as they faced the horrors and fears of breast cancer. Did I ever consider that I would be one of these women who might need this tool myself?? I thought about it, but told myself, it won’t happen to me. Exactly one year later “ March 2011“ I was diagnosed with DCIS Stage 0. It was caught very early on routine mammogram. Because of the early stage, I was a candidate for MammoSite. This is a partial breast radiation therapy which allows patients to complete radiation treatments in 5 days. The MammoSite balloon and catheter were put in place during the lumpectomy and radiation treatments began days after surgery. When I learned of my diagnosis, I turned to Suzanne’s book for the information and support I was looking for. I brought it with me to the appointment with my surgeon. I highlighted the questions that Suzanne suggested be asked prior to surgery. I continue to reference the book as a source of valuable and helpful information. Thank you, again, Suzanne for giving this gift to all of us. Your efforts and work are extraordinary and amazing. God’s blessings to you today and always.


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“Jane Torry writes...

The minute I read the title of this book, I knew this was the book for me because the words "a random interruption" was the way I looked at the whole issue as I entered the "World of Cancer" 15 years ago at the age of 47. I could identify with so many of the same issues even the fear of needles (I just didn't panic nearly as much as Suzanne}. A Random Interruption fill you with understanding of what is going to happen and gives you the fighting spunk to get through it all. Cancer brings you into a new organization/club as you "Suddenly become Sister" and begins that fight to live. This is a group that I hope you will never have to join.


Posted on March 23, 2011 - 20:49:41
“Jim Hughes writes...

I must admit, not much of a reader unless it is a Graphic arts trade magazine. However, after finding out about her" Interruption" i read it. Cover to cover i read, i cried, and read more until it was completed. And I could relate to almost each and every page. Love the way she tells it like it is. Nothing held back. Love ya Suzanne, Thanks for everything you are doing to educate help and support fellow warriors...


Posted on March 7, 2011
“Jackie Slavick writes...

An inspiring and awesome book for all women to read. Suzanne is an amazing woman!!! We should all be so fortunate to know someone in our life just like her!!!


Posted on February 11, 2011
“Mary Cepek writes...

WOW - what a GREAT book written by an AMAZING woman! To be able to come through such a battle in her life and still write a book to help so many other people - that takes nothing short of selflessness. I loved every chapter - cried during some and laughed during the rest! I have already recommended this book to many and will continue to do so. It is a must read for anyone that has gone, or is going through, this horrible chapter in their life - OR any caretaker that is a passenger on a loved one’s journey. Thank-you, Suzanne.


Posted on December 10, 2011
“Dani Bahrs Holec writes...

Great book, well written. Funny yet real. This book is a true reality check on how precious life is.


Posted on December 10, 2010 - 09:01:43
“Dani Bahrs Holec writes...

Excellent Book. Funny, yet terrifying that it could be any one of us. Hoping for a part 2


Posted on December 10, 2010 - 08:55:44
“Nicole Murphy writes...

I wear pink for my Mom!!!! Two time breast cancer survivor!!! I love you Mommy!!!!


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“Kelley Kochensparger writes...

The book was really informative while also keeping it lighthearted and funny! She turned her own devastating situation into an informative story that has helped so many women (and the men in their lives) get through one of the scariest things imaginable! Thank you for what you do!!


Posted on November 15, 2010 - 21:03:58
“Bonnie Facinelli writes...

Whether you are a patient, caregiver or medical professional, Suzanne Zaccone's open and gut wrenching lokk at breast cancer is a vital tool to assist in moving from the devastation of a breast cancer diagnosis to the wholeness of breast reconstruction. Once read, Suzanne's book will earn a revered place in your heart and also on your reference shelf.


Posted on October 31, 2010 - 19:20:17
“Cheryl Caudill writes...

By sharing your experience, you are helping others as they embark on this scary and unknown journey. I feel so blessed to have read your book! It helps me be a better friend to those I know who have been diagnosed. It’s the first resource I recommend when someone shares with me they have breast cancer. Suzanne is a beacon of strength, encouragement, and hope to patients, survivors, and supporters.


Posted on August18,2010
“S. Arnold writes..

I gave the book to a coworker, who bought another one for her daughter, who was about to embark on a career as a cosmetician volunteering time to chemo patients. One of them ended up needing a biopsy and felt comfortable asking for xanax before the procedure. She didn't know she had ANY say in her journey. The book has put information in the hands of the patient.


Posted on August 6,2010
“Terry Curtis writes...

My sister recommended this book to me after my first chemo. I got it and read in about two days. It was like reading a thriller I couldn't put down. I learned so much about what might be coming for me down the road. And the tips about how to handle everything were and are so valuable to me. I just had my fourth chemo and I'm still using things I learned from the book. Suzanne did a great job and I recommend it to anyone going through treatment themselves or to anyone supporting a survivor.


Posted on August 6, 2010 - 09:05:43
“Dani Jerschefske writes...

I gave Suzanne's book to a friend in breast cancer remission who found lots of valuable tips for herself. She absolutely loved the book and wished she had a copy when she was diagnosed.

Thanks for the great read, Suzanne.
Dani


Posted on August 5, 2010 - 11:31:57
“Elizabeth Connell writes...

What a humbled writing of your personal fight against breast cancer. Your writing style is witty, unassuming and very addicting. I instantly felt like a confidant as I turned the pages and read through the chapters of your battle. You are an undeniably strong woman who is bound to touch the lives of many as you also rally to educate them on breast cancer survival.


Posted on August 1, 2010 - 19:49:00
“Terrilyn Delnick writes...

Yes! Humor & breast cancer! Exactly how I handled it....vodka too! Just ordered your book & can't wait to read it....Thanks from a "funny" survivor...


Posted on August 1, 2010 - 19:49:00
“Jane Andrea Noles writes...

Suzanne, thank you once again for your assistance. Julie and I both posted info about your book on our respective Facebook pages, and I will promote it at work, on my CarePages site, and amongst my spiritual community, Bodhi Spiritual Center. Can't wait to read the book! I have an intuition that you are going to become a role model for me, even though my cancer is not of the breast.

Peace,
Jane Noles


Posted on July 21, 2010 - 12:19:31
“Karen White writes...

As one of the infamous "Magnificent 7", I had a ringside seat during Suzanne's battle with breast cancer...yet I STILL couldn't put this book down once I started to read it! The true essence of my friend Suzanne shines through on every page...in every word and paragraph... and what a gift she has blessed the world with! This book will continue to be a lifeline for all "Pink Warriors", and I raise my glass to all of you: past, present and future. Thank you, Suze... you continue to amaze me with your steadfast dedication to wiping out this horrible disease in our lifetime, and it is such a comfort to know that this book... this "Breast Cancer Bible"... is out there for all of us to read, to keep, and to reference. Keep fighting the good fight, my friend... your grace, humor and courage is truly an inspiration to us all!


Posted on July 21, 2010 - 12:19:31
“Sharon Arnold writes...

The book is interesting and woven with both facts and humor as well as tips for women faced with a diagnosis of breast cancer. A must read for those who are dealing with breast cancer and their caretakers. A Random Interruption is both inspirational and funny. Worth the read!


Posted on June 24, 2010 - 15:28:08
“Elizabeth Karris writes...

This book is so full of courage and humor in the face of a horrible monster that it was inspirational to all who have read it. Having dealt with two family members going through breast cancer, this book was like having an encyclopedia of information on the subject. Besides being informative it was also interesting and funny. Loved it!


Posted on June 24, 2010 - 15:28:08
“Deb S. writes...

I just finished reading this book after my last chemo session. I wish I had read it a couple months earlier. This book is for EVERY woman not just those of us fighting breast cancer. When you hear the words "you have cancer" you are in shock and don't know what to do next. How could this happen to me? I am a healthy woman. This book takes you step by step in laywomen’s terms of what questions to ask each step of the way, all the new words you will be learning associated with cancer, chemo and their definitions, what you will be feeling, symptoms to be expected and so much more. I laughed, cried and learned so much from the book as I was going through much of the same symptoms as the author. We all know someone who has had breast cancer but we don't ask questions of what they went through. That's why this book is a must read for EVERY woman. Knowledge is power and I wish I had this book from the beginning of my journey. Thank You Suzanne for your countless hours of research and writing a book about breast cancer every woman must read! A Sister Survivor!


Posted on April 16, 2010 - 13:06:22
“Peggy Patino writes...

I am friends with one of the people on the email list in Suzanne's book. Early on, I had been receiving forwarded copies of the original emails. I was really touched by what I read. I'm so glad I received a copy of the book as I had been wondering how everything turned out. I loved it and had a very hard time putting it down. Although I haven't had cancer, I intend to lend the book out to anyone who might be facing breast or other cancer. I found it so inspiring--even to the point of it helping me deal with other health issues within my family. I expect that it will also help me to know how to support loved ones who might find themselves in the same situation.

Suzanne, I am so impressed with the good energy you exude and your bravery in not only telling your story, but including photos when I'm sure you weren't feeling your best. Thank you so much for what you have done for women everywhere and for giving me the opportunity of stepping into your world for just a little while. I think of you every day and pray that you will continue to be cancer free. Congratulations and warm wishes, Suzanne!


Posted on April 16, 2010 - 13:06:22
“Kim f writes...

My name is Kim, and I am in the midst of reading your book. All I can say is wow. I was diagnosed in Jan. 2010 with stage 3 locally advanced breast cancer. I am the one that found my lump and went to Dr. had mammo, and it showed nothing to be concerned with. It kept growing, and i finally went back in dec. by the time i had mu mammo and ultrasound I had another palpable lump in same breast. I am doing the exact same chemo as you did. I live near Joliet Il. and got to Northwestern with Dr. Gradishar. I am very happy there. I really like reading all of your insights. My tumors were a little different, couldnt do surgery first, they were too close to chest wall. Chemo first, and surgery June 16th . Opting for bilateral masectomy. Then 6 weeks of radiation. They did think it could have spread to my spine. The only way i get through this is with God and all of everyones prayers. I am 35 yrs. old with 2 kids 6 and 4. At the same time I am going through this my dad was diagnosed with lung cancer that had spread to his brain. I have done a lot of praying. I just wanted to let you know how much iam relating to your book. I also go to Naturally Yours for my hats. tried a wig and it gave me a headache. I go alot with nothing on my head. I also tried to do a shave party with cocktails, but I chickened out and cancelled it. Ended up having a friend do it the nesxt day. Aside from being a wife and mom, I am also a hairstylist and part owner of a hair salon. I hope I didnt bore you, I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your book. Cannot say I havent cried while reading it, but that is okay to do. I have used your same motto since my diagnosis.....if I go to the dark place, I can’t stay long!!!! Take care!

God Bless~
Kim F.


Posted on April 16, 2010 - 13:06:22
“Bill Anderson writes...

I bought this book for my Mom, a cancer survivor herself, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Well-written and fast-paced, I found myself getting a much better understanding of what she and other women go through when diagnosed by this terrible disease. The depth of the information provided is invaluable for woman (and their Loved ones) as they travel this path. A book that should be on the shelf of every woman in your life.


Posted on April 16, 2010 - 13:06:22
“Debbie Donult writes...

What a truly inspirational book this has been for me! I love the spirit Suzanne has expressed in her book throughout her journey. She has such a fabulous way of expressing emotions that I found myself both crying and laughing in the same chapters. I've given the book to a few friends, family members and colleagues, and several folks have commented on how they have been deeply touched by Suzanne's ability to talk to the "subject" making her experience human and real.

I hope she writes another book soon!


Posted on April 16, 2010 - 13:06:22
“John Szczepaniec writes...

Suzanne, you have done wonderful job creating easy to read book on such a difficult subject. The book gave me, as a man, a unique view and perspective of this horrible disease. Great book!!!


Posted on March 31, 2010 - 16:13:50
“Ginamarie Woldman writes...

As special as Suzanne is her generosity is overwhelming due to the fact that 100 o/o of the profits will be going to research. I salute my dear friend, and highly recommend this read, besides the journey, the medical benefits are just a bonus.

As I walk through this journey 1st hand with my dear friend Suzanne, it was hard for me to really understand what this beast called "Breast Cancer" truly was. Just a few months before Suzanne was diagnosis our dear friend Carol walk this journey, and then my Mother, & now another. I fully never understood until my brave "sister" had the courage to share this traumatic & difficult ride. Instead of taking the negative road Suzanne took the positive path, she share every single detail, with grace, fear, tears, honesty, laughter, & courage.


Posted on March 31, 2010 - 16:13:50
“Terry/ Bob Blumberg writes...

The desire to help others through her experience is unparrelled. Even the slightest details are brilliantly described to provide meaningful help to others afflicted with this disease. The initial shock, and the unknowns, are addressed in her magnificently written book. Those that have, or might be aware of the condition will be thankful to her for giving of her own experiences to help them when they most need it. Truly a book worth reading.


Posted on March 31, 2010 - 16:13:50
“Loretta Zaccone writes...

Painful to know my daughter and first born had to endure this journey....like much in her life she faced it with courage and the best tools she knew how which was the knowledge of information. The book like her life is an inspiration.


Posted on March 31, 2010 - 16:13:50
“Thomas R Matas writes...

Suzanne is not only a fantastic author but a wonderful person! I am constantly promoting Suzanne and her book because it is written in such a great way that is easy to follow and fun to read yet serious about the topic it presents. Read it! Its fabulous!


Posted on March 30, 2010 - 16:46:46
“Thomas R Matas writes...

A gripping tale of one woman’s journey to prevail over one of the most horrifying disease’s known! A true chronicle of up’s, downs, triumphs, and set backs. Suzanne takes us all with her, through this whirlwind of experiences she will face. In her fight to understand and overcome this disease (cancer), she meticulously walks us through each step. After reading what this brave and tenacious woman has been through, I have a greater understanding about cancer and how to fight it with dignity. Thank you so much, you are the epitome of grace and determination


Posted on March 30, 2010 - 16:46:46
“Mary Jean Knowles writes...

My mother died 10 years ago from cancer and how I wish I had this book to relate and rely on....I know I would have understood more of what my mother was going through...she was very private and did not want her girls to be a part of her suffering...she did not realize this made it harder....a little late for Mom but in time all of us to have this wonderful women let us walk not in her foot steps but next to her with encouragement....Thank you Suze


Posted on March 30, 2010 - 16:46:46
“Deb Dahms Conrad writes...

This is one of the most honest books I have ever read! Fasten your seat belt as you are taken on an incredible journey from diagnosis through reconstruction. Suzanne does not sugar-coat anything! You'll cry with her, laugh with her, experience her deepest pain as well as her triumphant joy. For anyone with cancer, or who loves someone with cancer, or wants to be more educated about breast cancer, this is definitely the book to read!


Posted on March 30, 2010 - 16:19:55
“Cindy White writes...

An incredible guide, full of humor, options, and real life details of what you will go through once diagnosed. It will help anyone who must go through this journey be better prepared. And the best part is you will be laughing along the way!


Posted on March 30, 2010 - 10:30:29
“Karl R. Zimmer III writes...

This is a wonderful resource as well as a touching and inspiring account of a courageous woman's journey through the devastation of the diagnosis, the hardships of treatment, and the joy found on the other side of it all. This book is for everyone because we have all been touched in some way by this disease.


Posted on March 30, 2010 - 10:09:46
“K. M. Stelletello writes...

As the mother of a breast-cancer survivor, I was yearning to be there for her. But, she was too traumatized to share her experiences with anyone. Reading "A Random Interruption" helped me be much more understanding of my daughter's ordeal. The author's indomitable spirit and total honesty revealed great courage. Her sense of humor throughout her journey was extremely uplifting as well.


Posted on March 30, 2010 - 09:37:06
“Marianne DePirro Duitsman writes...

Suzanne's story of her journey from diagnosis through reconstruction surgery is written with raw emotion, detail and humor. It is a story filled with fear, laughter and hope. Her book has a wealth of information for any woman faced with breast cancer, an educational "go-to" book. I highly recommend this book - not just to women dealing with breast cancer, but to all whose lives have been touched by cancer.


Posted on March 30, 2010 - 09:04:51
“Carol Hendrich writes...

This book really tell how it is. As a breast cancer survivor myself, I wish I had this book to have read. It made me laugh(which is so important), cry, and taught me meanings of words, and to do the proper way of finding a doctor. I had to have my reconstruction redone. I may not have had to if I had this book.


Posted on March 30, 2010 - 08:36:11
“Anne Ronstadt writes...

This is definitely not your ordinary cancer manual. This book is an account of medical procedures, the choices that need to be made by both the patient and their doctors, and the mental anguish that accompanies the whole process. 'A Random Interruption' is more than just a story, it is also a reference manual for anyone fighting breast cancer. It is loaded with lists of questions a patient should ask their care-givers, questions that a distraught individual might not think to ask.

Extremely well-written, I recommend this book to anyone who wants a better understanding of this horrible disease and how it affects the patient and their loved ones.


Posted on March 30, 2010 - 08:26:58
“Joanne Kluge writes...

It is beautifully written and quite moving. Thank you for giving women everywhere the inside track and sharing your experience with this despicable disease. You speak to us as a friend, a sister and advocate -and you are speaking our language. You give women the kind of support they need. You tell it like it is...you get down and dirty...and I love it.

Your book is a wonderful tool that can be used as a reference guide, not only for patients, but for caregivers as well. Women can turn to your book and know they are not alone. Your story goes beyond the breast cancer experience. I think anyone who has gone through any type of traumatic surgery and difficult recovery can connect with you. I did.


Posted on March 30, 2010 - 07:55:30
“D.R. ZACCONE writes...

A page turning account of a successful woman making a successful journey into unknown waters. This book will not make you sad, it gives hope.