We are delighted to announce that EthicaCBD brand ambassador Kris Hallenga’s book launches this week! Kris has worked long and hard on the task of writing “Glittering a Turd” – a story about an ordinary girl who, with a side-helping of cancer, makes life extraordinary. The book tells her story and hopefully in turn will inspire a whole generation to check their boobs for cancer so that they too can get the chance to live life to the full.
What is ‘Glittering a Turd’?
Kris has always used this tongue-in-cheek phrase to describe how she gets through life; by looking at the positives and turning the sh*t into something more wonderful. When she was diagnosed with incurable breast cancer at the age of 23, although reeling from the devastating news, she wanted to make sure that no one else had to go through what she did, and so she founded the breast cancer charity CoppaFeel!. Now the 3rd most recognised cancer charity in the UK, Kris has visited Downing Street, appeared on TV countless times, lit up the Houses of Parliament with cancer stats, and made it compulsory that checking for cancer is taught in schools, and is not just surviving, but thriving. And, undoubtedly, living her best life.
A Manifesto of How to Be Alive
Glittering a Turd is more than just another cancer memoir; it’s a handbook for living life to the fullest, shining a new perspective on survival and learning to glitter your own turd, whatever it might be. We cannot wait to read our own copies which should be dropping on the doormat any day. If you’d like to buy your own copy, use a book store such as Waterstones to buy your copy. Let’s try and get this onto the best-seller list, a mantle it truly deserves!
Now go and check your boobs please.
Read Some of These Awesome Reviews of Kris’ Book “Glittering a Turd”:
‘This honest and beautiful book is a story of resilience and doing life your way‘Fearne Cotton
‘Kris’ story should make you feel grateful for every second you’re alive. It’s a testament to her positivity, empathy, bravery and her unfailing sense of humour. She is the most incredible human. It’s a privilege to know her and to be in awe of her‘Dermot O’Leary
‘With some extraordinary writing and brutal honesty, Kris’ story never lingers on tragedy. Instead, we are offered humour, motivation and hope. This doesn’t read like a book about someone living with a terminal disease. Instead, it is a manifesto for how to be alive. It will leave you calm, hopeful and unafraid. A bold reminder to live your life your way. You’ll be endlessly inspired by her perspective‘Dawn O’Porter
‘A story of how a diagnosis of incurable cancer can compel you to live your life more vividly than you could have ever imagined. Kris’s writing is frank and funny, the lightness of her tone in stark contrast with the graveness of her experience. It makes for an especially poignant read. By the end I wanted to give her a standing ovation. (After checking my boobs of course)‘Annie Mac
‘Kris writes with such ease, sprinkling humour and glitter in all the right places. Glittering a Turd is the life-affirming boost we all need‘Giovanna Fletcher
‘Kris is a hope-bringer, life-saver and ordinary person doing extraordinary things with what life has handed her. Her gobsmacking story will make you laugh, cry, take pause and salute her determination to pack a dozen lives into a single day‘Sophie Sabbage, bestselling author of The Cancer Whisperer