Andrea Wilson Woods

ANDREA WILSON WOODS is a writer who loves to tell stories, and a patient advocate who founded the nonprofit Blue Faery: The Adrienne Wilson Liver Cancer Association. Andrea is the CEO and co-founder of Cancer University, a for-profit, social-benefit, digital health company. With Cancer U, Andrea synergizes her talents of coaching, writing, teaching, and advocacy. For over ten years, Andrea worked in the education field as a teacher and professor for public and private schools as well as universities. Andrea obtained her master’s degree in professional writing from the University of Southern California; her nonfiction writing has won national awards. Her best-selling and award-winning book, Better Off Bald: A Life in 147 Days, is a medical memoir about raising and losing her sister to liver cancer. 

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Adrienne Wilson is a depressed teenager—until she receives a diagnosis of liver cancer. Facing the fight of her life, Adrienne discovers how much she wants to live. Adrienne squeezes more life into 147 days than most people do in a lifetime. As she lay dying, Adrienne teaches others how to live.
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