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The ultimate resource to looking your best during and after cancer treatment, from a veteran beauty industry insider.

Like many women who receive the shattering diagnosis of cancer, Caitlin Kiernan was concerned about her health and her future, but also about how the treatment would affect how she felt and looked – would she lose her hair? Would she lose her nails? How would she look after a double mastectomy?
But unlike other women who battle cancer, Kiernan has spent her entire career as a beauty editor, beauty director (most recently for Life & Style Weekly), and now beauty producer. As someone who works in the public eye and in the fashion industry, Kiernan had to quickly learn how to look her best even when she was feeling her worst. So she called on her list of extensive contacts and beauty insiders – from hair professionals to top medical doctors (at institutions like Memorial Sloan Kettering and Mt Sinai Hospital) to style mavens and even celebrities (including Wendy Williams and Hoda Kotb) – to gather the best and most useful beauty tips for cancer treatment.
The result is Pretty Sick: the ultimate guide to beauty during (and after) cancer treatment, covering skin care, hair care (and wig shopping), nail care, makeup, an explanation of breast cancer surgical options, style advice for life post mastectomy, and much, much more. Illustrated with charming line drawings and peppered with advice from celebrities and cancer survivors, Pretty Sick will be a welcome and trusted resource during treatment, helping women to look their best even when they don’t feel their best.


Industry-shaking women like Caitlin Kiernan are rising to the challenge [of helping women with cancer feel confident]. In her book, Kiernan fills the adorably illustrated pages with bits and pieces of wisdom for those everyday moments - providing insightful, beauty-related advice for the kickass woman who has no intention of letting a disease like cancer get in the way of her all-around fire
Erin Jahns, Byrdie