This is both a shameless plug — I have an article about to publish in a magazine, and I want you to read it — and a means of motivating you to fork over a few bucks for this same magazine — that may not survive if readership doesn’t improve.
The magazine is called Beyond: Live & Thrive After Breast Cancer and on Tuesday, March 20, this glossy publication will hit newsstands — well, grocery store stands and some bookstore stands, anyway. If you live in Florida, Publix will carry it.
This Spring/Summer issue follows the October Fall/Winter issue, and it really is a great upbeat, feel-good magazine that covers all sorts of breast cancer issues. It’s for those who have the disease, those surviving the disease, those who love someone with the disease, and those who know nothing about the disease. It’s for everyone, really.
If you can find no other reason to buy this magazine, do it so you can read my column, check out my photo, and secure my job.
For the next issue I will be sent on assignment to the Canyon Ranch spa in Lenox, Mass. where I will both indulge in luxury and write about how this spa caters to breast cancer survivors and teaches lessons in renewal. I will remain with the magazine if it proves successful. If not and it dies a sad death, I will move on.
OK, life is not so sad. I am doing well. I am writing lots. And this magazine gig is icing on the cake. Check it out if you can.
Correction, May 19, 2007: I did not go to the Canyon Ranch Lenox property but instead spent four glorious days at the Tucson destination. I’ll write all about it soon. And my eight-page story with photos will be featured in the next issue of Beyond, to be published in September. Plan to pick up a copy, won’t you?