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The wife of Green Bay Packers quarterback, Brett Favre, Deanna became a reluctant celebrity overnight when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. Now cancer-free, Deanna is one of breast can...

Title : Don't Bet against Me!: Beating the Odds Against Breast Cancer and in Life
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ISBN : 9781414319070
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 296 Pages
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Don't Bet against Me!: Beating the Odds Against Breast Cancer and in Life Reviews

  • Kalyn Schwartz
    2019-04-20 21:38

    This book is well written from the point of view of a survivor. Her heart wretching story really hits home. I felt apart of her story when she began talking about how she was diagnosed with breast cancer. My stepmom was diagnosed also. The things she wrote in her book were almost exactly what my stepmom had to go through. Deanna's story was well written and very detailed. She really told how she felt and it was almost as though I was in the story with her. Not only did she deal with breast cancer, but their family went through many, many tough situations. This book is very Christian orientated, but Deanna proves many points without the mention of God. I recommend this book to anyone who's life is affected by breast cancer in any way. Even though I went through it as a daughter, I learned things from her story.

  • Angela Holden
    2019-03-31 20:33

    I received this book for Christmas from my husband. Apparently a newscaster on sportcenter recommended it for any sports fan's wife. Uh, that was the ultimate selling point for him, hey, he's a sports fan and he has a wife. I read it in approximately 3 days and I dont recommend it to anyone that does not have any personal history with cancer. I am fortunate enough to say that I dont have anyone in my life that has gone through her ordeal with breast cancer. I found it hard to relate to her book and the advise she gave about how to cope.

  • Jen
    2019-04-08 19:30

    Very inspirational book! This fantastic lady has been quite a fighter. I admire her strength, faith and courage.You should pick it up!

  • Lora Covrett
    2019-03-30 20:32

    I am a Green Bay Packers fan and a Brett Favre fan. I didn't know much about Deanna Favre when I picked up this book.This book would only be MAYBE 100 pages if she didn't repeat herself so much, include little lists like "Tips for Husband" (on how to treat a wife with cancer), and pages and pages and PAGES of Bible quotes.I also found it a bit hypocritical hearing someone quoting the Bible and espouse on the virtues of marriage and sin when that same person had a child out of wedlock. She mentions Brett's sins in great detail (luckily this was written a few years before the sexting incident), touches on her brother's problems, only at the end of the book does she fill some pages with words like "I know I am not perfect."With that being said, I am POSITIVE that this book will appeal to many women who are wives, mothers, breast cancer survivors, or anyone recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She speaks very positively of the treatment options and can maybe give someone the hope they need.And, even better, part of the proceeds from the book sales go to her Favre 4 Hope charity.Enjoy.

  • Kristina
    2019-04-11 23:49

    This book is probably one of the best books I have ever read. It isn't all about her husband Brett but about the stuggles they have had since the first met (they met in grade school in Cathecism class). She talks about her life with breast cancer, what got her threw it, and everything trial and tribulation that the Favre family has been through. It is a very inspirational book as she references many many scripture readings. I cannot tell you how many times I teared up, not because it is a sad story, but because she has looked back and taken the positive out of everything that has happened. There are also prevention, coping techniques while going through chemo, etc. for those that could be threatened with breast cancer or already have it. Deanna spoke about being shy and you would think that just b/c she is Brett Favre's wife, she is comfortable with being in the spotlight. It is the complete opposite and she does it with class. She is one of the most spiritual people I have read about. She has a really good perspective on life, a journey of living a Christ-like life.I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT (even if you are not a Brett Favre fan:-))!

  • Sheryl
    2019-03-30 01:32

    Someone mentioned to me that Deanna Favre really talked turkey about her life in this book. I found that to be somewhat true, although it doesn't feel very intimate, doesn't scratch much beyond the surface, in my opinion. Also, the storytelling wasn't as good as I expected. That might have to do with the distance of the voice from the reader. I wouldn't describe this as "talking turkey," that's for sure.With all the hoopla surrounding Brett Favre's return to football this year, I wanted to get some insight into their life together and perhaps how this situation came to be. Obviously, this book was written long before the current football season, but I was wondering what the backstory of their lives was. Mostly, my picking up this book was a voyeuristic urge. Also of note, the author's Christianity is a central part of her life and therefore central to this book, which is important for a reader to know regardless of where she/he falls on the faith spectrum. Her discussions would probably be a bit off-putting to non-Christians but Christians would probably eat it up.

  • Kristen Wampner
    2019-04-08 22:24

    Book Cover: Very appropriate with a beautiful picture of Deanna Favre the fighter in the story. *STAR*Author: Deanna Favre did an amazing job of telling the ins and outs of her story. *STAR*Story: This was such a good read of the ups and downs throughout Deanna Favre's life not only during her cancer story but from the beginning of her life. *STAR*Lessons: There was so many thing I took away from this book such as strength courage etc. *STAR*Cleanliness: There was nothing bad in this book. *STAR* Overall: I LOVE this book. It was so encouraging and uplifting and just go really real and really personal about Deanna's life and the cold hard truths she went through with her marriage and sickness. What an incredibly strong woman of God. She makes reference to Job several times in this book and there are so many helpful tips and tricks and resources throughout the entire book that I think this book deserves a standing ovation. Way To Go Deanna!

  • Jackie
    2019-03-24 20:41

    As a Packer fan, I was intrigued to read this book, but didn't pick it up. When I heard Deanna interviewed on Christian radio about the book, I was drawn to her story, and finally picked up the book. She was very honest and vulnerable about her life's journey. So honest, that at points I was very angry with Brett, but have come around to respecting the crazy up and down journey they have had together ... the story of childhood sweethearts! Learned much as to how to love and care for friends with (breast) cancer. It was a highlight to hear Deanna's spiritual journey as well. (BTW, I read this long before Brett's recent fallout with The Pack. I can only imagine how that chapter would have read!)

  • Amy
    2019-04-19 22:29

    This was a very interesting book in the fact that I learned a lot about breast cancer. I have a friend who is currently undergoing chemo after breast cancer diagnosis and double mastectomy so I found it especially interesting to learn about what Deanna went through. And being a big Packer fan, it was interesting to learn more about the Favres. What I didn't expect was it to be so spiritual. Deanna is a very VERY spiritual person and continually mentions it in the book. It got to be a bit much for an agnostic like me. It's a quick read and I'd recommend this for someone who wants to learn more about what breast cancer patients go through and those wonderful people who are Brett Favre fans!

  • Jen
    2019-04-09 22:49

    This is more of an autobiography about Brett Favre's wife Deanna. However, I was drawn to it as it highlights her battle with breast cancer as well as other tragedies in her life and that of her husbands. I learned a great deal about their family which was a pleasant surprise. This is not a book only about breast cancer (many accurate facts from breast self exams, early detection, treatment options, support groups, etc), but more about life and how to deal with the adversities that we sometimes face. If you have a strong faith, you will like this book. I would recommend it for anyone dealing with grief & loss for whatever reasons. It reads easily and delivers a message of hope.

  • Tammy
    2019-03-26 22:44

    This is a great inspirational book that goes through the struggles of Deanna Favre and yes you can make it through with perseverence. Even though she is the wife of a packer, this book is so much more than football. So even a viking fan could and should read this. She is very descriptive with her thoughts and feelings about going through breast cancer, the loss of her brother, and the loss of her father-in-law. There are also great biblical quotes that are referenced which have helped her through. Great gift for anyone.

  • Holly (2 Kids and Tired)
    2019-03-31 19:28

    This happened to be on the shelf near the checkout counter at the library and looked interesting. It's a quick read, but a good one. I enjoyed it. She's a very Christian person, and so there are many biblical examples and scriptures used in regards to faith, hope and enduring trials. It's autobiographical about her life with Brett Favre, but also about her experience with breast cancer.It's a phenomenal book for someone who has breast cancer. There is so much information about treatment and dealing with the situation.A good, easy read.

  • Laurie C.
    2019-04-13 20:31

    This is a very honest autobiography of a very private woman who is married to a very public figure. Because of her husband she was thrust into the public eye during some of the most painful times in her life...the loss of her Father in law, her brother and her battle with Breast Cancer...all happening within a one year period of time. THis book is a look inside of her personal life, her faith and it has GREAT tips that EVERY woman should know about BREAST CANCER....this is a story with a very important MESSAGE that we ALL need to get.READ IT...IT MAY JUST SAVE YOUR LIFE!!!!!

  • Kristin
    2019-04-24 18:46

    It took me 11 months to finish this book . . . not because it is a difficult read, but I was very affected by the Favre family's misfortunes and was feeling depressed when I read it. I have always respected the Favres but do so even more after reading Don't Bet Against Me. This book has great information for women, especially those who have breast cancer or know someone who has it. Deanna's faith is very inspiring. I also like the collection of Bible verses in the Appendix and the photos. I recommend this book, but just remember to be strong and have a box of tissues handy!

  • Kristen
    2019-04-11 00:36

    Deanna Favre is an inspiration!!! I loved this book! I think any woman should read it, not only for the inspiration within its pages, but for the sound medical advice. Deanna (who is Green Bay Packers' Brett Favres's wife) was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was just 35. Thanks to faithful self breast exams, she found the lump early, and was able to erradicate the disease after a lumpectomy, chemo, and radiation. This book really hit home for me, as my mom finishes up chemo and battles away breast cancer for the second time. READ IT!!!

  • Kelli
    2019-03-29 01:37

    I am loving this book, she is great at telling her story and there is humor, love and sadness. I love every bit about it so far. I haven't finished it yet though. I read half in one day....great read.I have finished this book after starting it a week ago, in a time when people need someone to lift them up. This book shows what you can do. I loved it and was honestly sad when I read the last page because it was over...I would absolutely recommend this book to everyone that asks me about it. It is great.

  • Amber
    2019-03-24 19:32

    I was drawn to it as it highlights her battle with breast cancer as well as other tragedies in her life and that of her husbands. This book is is more of an autobiography about Brett Favre's wife Deanna. As you read the book you will earned a great deal about their family which was a pleasant surprise. This is not a book only about breast cancer there are many accurate facts from breast self exams, early detection, treatment options, support groups, etc), but more about life and how to deal with the adversities.

  • Mara
    2019-04-19 19:27

    I liked how this wasn't just about Brett, wasn't just about breast cancer, and wasn't just about her faith walk. It was about Deanna and all three of the previously mentioned are integral to her life, but there is so much more to her.Keep in mind that this book was written before Brett left Green Bay and before the scandal in New York.I read this years ago and found it to be a quick, enjoyable read. In some ways it scratches the surface and in others it goes deep.

  • Mary Truss
    2019-03-27 23:37

    This book is a good Human interest story combined with "informational" sections regarding breast cancer and also a guide to inspiring scriptures at the back of the book that Deanna found helpful during her breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and afterward. I felt she was honest and humble and found out the book was hard for her, but she felt it was her way for God to work through her. I want to share this book with Shannon and hope she likes it as much as I did.

  • Keri
    2019-04-20 18:50

    I had to read this for bookclub, which I thought was an interesting pick in the first place. I don't think she is a good writer. I was disapointed in the fact that she skimmed over the breast cancer inssue and mainly focused on her religious background. It's great that she has her religious beliefs to help her through her trials but I think it's "advertised" wrong for the type of book it is. It did not leave a good impression of her husband.

  • Karen
    2019-04-14 23:36

    This book is amazing. I was very surprised to see how much that Deanna has gone through. Knowing that her husband makes so much money, you would think that she had is easy. Not so true. It is about how she has come to have a great relationship with her heavenly father because of her trials. I've learned from this book to be greatful for every moment that I am alive and for the most part healthy!

  • Grace
    2019-04-09 17:42

    A great book, Deanna tells about her childhood and growing up and marrying her first love. The trials they faced as a living life inside the NFL.Read about her amazing journey with breast cancer. The book has a lot of information that is very profitable if you or someone you know has had not only breast cancer but any type of cancer.Deanna has a faith, love, hope and strength that has brought her through many difficult times and continues to sustain her.

  • Melissa
    2019-04-05 17:26

    Oh, this is a really bad book. She can't write well and really doesn't talk much about her life (probably because it isn't that interesting?) It's basically an advertisement for the Packers, Brett Farve, and their charity organizations...mixed in with a TON of what it means to be a Christian and other Christian book recommendations. It really has nothing to do with her struggle with breast cancer (minus a few pages in the middle)

  • Carol
    2019-04-10 17:23

    A truly inspirational book written by the wife of a popular NFL quarterback. She tells us her story - being a single mom, dealing with her husbands addiction to pain pills, losing her younger brother in an ATV accident and her battle with breast cancer. For someone who's been through so much, she is there to help others. She's founded the HOPE Foundation to help other women who've been diagnosed with breast cancer.

  • Brenda
    2019-04-12 22:51

    Being originally from WI and a Packer fan, I couldn't resist this book. Deanna had been through so much in just a less than a year - death of her father-in-law, death of her brother and diagnosed with breast cancer. But her faith never appeared to waver. I could highly recommend this book to anybody.

  • Leslie Parker
    2019-04-07 18:41

    What a great book and a beautiful woman inside and out! Unfortunately, we will know know cancer through ourselves or have a loved one or friend with cancer. I lost my grandfather to cancer and many relatives and friends have suffered. This book really helped me to understand the stages of acceptance, grieving, etc. Also, very well written descriptions of the treatment options.

  • Sue
    2019-04-13 23:48

    I'm giving this a fairly high rating because it was a very thoughtful, intimate look at Deanna Favre's life and her battle with breast cancer. I enjoyed that part of the book very much. It was too religious for me so I had to skip some of those pages but other than that, it was very enjoyable read and I'm sure it's very helpful to anyone suffering from breast cancer themselves.

  • Marcia
    2019-03-30 19:32

    It was tons better than I expected. A really nice tone (maybe that was Angela Hunt's co-authoring because I've enjoyed her books before) of authenticity and real-ness.PS I still have no idea who these people are since I'm South African but I understand the husband is a celebrity football player :)

  • Jessica
    2019-03-27 18:31

    It was a touching book about teh Farve family and their struggles. It is amazing how thier strong faith got them through some really rough moments. It is a great book to remind you to keep your faith. It will help you through the good and bad times.Also great for those struggling with breast cancer!

  • Jennifer Heather
    2019-04-18 01:34

    I honestly could not finish this book. I read it for two reasons: my husband's love of the Green Bay Packers and my mother's own battle with breast cancer. After reading a few chapters, I stopped. I found the voice bland. Although I wanted to hear her story, the writing was just turned me off.