Wait, It Gets Worse

Paperback $17.00
276 pages
ISBN: 978-1-63331-028-5
Release date: March 19, 2019

Ebook $12.99
ISBN: 978-1-63331-029-2

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Wait, It Gets Worse

Love, Death, and My Transformation from Control Freak to Human Being

Lydia Slaby

With a voice that is wise, irreverent, and filled with sharp humor, Wait, It Gets Worse is a story about following all the rules only to learn the hard way that control is a lie and an illusion, and that love will save your life.

Lydia Slaby was thirty-three years old and had everything she believed would make her happy: three fancy private school degrees; a successful husband who was in the inner circles of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign; a high-paying job as an attorney—even an enviable yoga practice. But under the surface Lydia’s life was in free-fall. Her new marriage was one argument after another, she had a job she never wanted, and for some reason she had begun to rapidly lose weight and turn a strange shade of yellowish-green. When she made a doctor’s appointment to talk about the toll of extreme stress, she was instead admitted with a diagnosis of lymphoma.

As a cancer survivor, Lydia tries to piece back together her marriage, her career, and her own worth. She begins to rewrite her value as a human being and build her own version of faith until, finally, she is moving forward instead of back. It’s an imperfect rebirth, but “perfection” is something she must abandon if she is to at last find the perspective that will open a new, calm, healthy life.

Lydia Slaby

About The Author

LYDIA SLABY is an advocate, speaker, and writer focused on empowering people, communities, and organizations faced with daunting change. She is an advisor to Chicago’s 2nd Story and serves on the boards of Critical Mass: the Young Adult Cancer Alliance and I AM THAT GIRL, an organization that helps young women around the world take ownership of their self-worth. She lives with her husband, Michael Slaby, and their two beautiful cats.

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