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This is Really Happening by Erin Chack Review

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About This is Really Happening by Erin Chack


BuzzFeed senior writer Erin Chack hits you in the guts, the feels, and the funny bone all at once with this collection of personal essays that reads like Sloane Crosley for the Snapchat generation.

In turns hysterically funny and heartbreakingly poignant, Erin recounts everything from meeting her soulmate at age 14 to her first chemotherapy session at age 19 to what really goes on behind the scenes at a major Internet media company.

She authentically captures the agony and the ecstasy of the millennial experience, whether it's her first kiss ("Sean’s tongue! In my mouth! Slippery and wet like a slug in the rain.") or her struggles with anxiety ("When people throw caution to the wind, I am stuck imagining the poor soul who has to break his back sweeping caution into a dustpan").

Yet Erin also offers a fresh perspective on universal themes of resilience and love as she writes about surviving cancer—including learning of her mother's own cancer diagnosis within the same year and her attempts to hide the diagnosis from friends to avoid "un-normaling" everything

Review of Erin Chack's This is Really Happening


Erin Chack surprised me. I didn't expect something about cancer to be so fun and funny and entertaining. She has such a great take on life and a beautiful way of showing the "normal" life of a young woman with cancer. 

I felt drawn into the story and literally raced through the story as I wanted to see what happened next. I'm a sucker for memoirs and this one is one of my new favorites. I highly recommend This is Really Happening to anyone is a memoir lover. 

Disclaimer: A free book was sent to me by the publisher for review purposes only. 

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