Wait, It Gets Worse: Love, Death, and My Transformation from Control Freak to Human Being


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Disruption Books
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.7 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author

Lydia Slaby is a writer, speaker, and consultant focused on empowering people, communities, and organizations facing transformation opportunities. She is an advisor to Chicago's 2nd Story and formerly served on the board of Critical Mass: the Young Adult Cancer Alliance. Her blog, Hair Optional, was started to share updates about her treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma with family and friends and continued after she was declared cancer-free to dispatch reports from the wilderness of survivorship. In 2018, she and her husband Michael Slaby and their two adorable cats transplanted themselves from Chicago to the Hudson River Valley, where she now serves as an elected trustee for the Village of Rhinebeck and occasional whoopie pie baker for Samuel's Sweet Shop.


"It was Lydia's GI Jane buzz cut and soldier spirit that captivated me when we first met--and she's just as captivating on the page. WAIT, IT GETS WORSE is a book for discovering, for learning to let go, for laughing and crying and laughing again. It's a book for anyone who's ever asked, 'Am I enough?' And it's a book that answers, 'Yes. Yes you are.'" --Sophia Bush, Actress and Activist
"Lydia Slaby shows that the power to change is within every one of us--once we give up the illusion of control. We don't control much of anything in life, but we do control how we react to change. You'll cry, you'll laugh, you'll cheer her on, but mostly you'll realize what it means to live a life fully in control of your true self. Lydia's story points the way." --Beth Comstock, author of IMAGINE IT FORWARD & former Vice Chair, GE
"This powerful memoir shows us a path for potential transformation in our own lives and I am grateful that she has shared her journey with the hope of impacting others. The optimism that jumps off the page is infectious." --Doug Ulman, President and CEO of Pelotonia and former President and CEO of LiveSTRONG
"WAIT, IT GETS WORSE is one of those stranger-than-fiction stories that keeps readers on the edge of their seats. This perfectly-paced, well-told memoir of a journey no one wants to take is filled with fierce honesty, humor, and exuberance, delivering hard-won wisdom that uplifts and inspires hope." --Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Tender, funny, and deeply uplifting, WAIT, IT GETS WORSE is about more than facing the unexpected; it's an everywoman's guide to living a life that matters." --Arianna Huffington, Founder & CEO, Thrive Global