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Prominent 'Chick Lit' Novelist Laura Zigman Joins HealthCentral's MyBreastCancerNetwork.com as Expert
Date:10/31/2007

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The HealthCentral Network, Inc. (http://www.HealthCentral.com) today announced that breast cancer survivor Laura Zigman, a best-selling author regarded as the progenitor of the "Chick Lit" genre, will join MyBreastCancerNetwork.com as an expert.

Zigman's weekly blogs will approach breast cancer from the everyday woman's point of view, with the goal of making life with cancer approachable and, at times, even funny. The 45-year-old novelist will regularly appear as a comic strip character in her blog, living out her cancer experience in a bright, visual format.

Zigman's graphic blogs will combine the visual impact of graphic novels like Cancer Vixen with the near-instant gratification of Zigman herself responding to comments from the community. Her responsiveness in the social networking sphere was featured recently in the New York Times Sunday Book Review, with the author using her MySpace page to interact with her readers in "den mother" fashion.

Zigman's refreshing and supportive responsiveness will add to an already vibrant network of experts and community members who share their personal stories of living with an often life-changing condition. MyBreastCancerNetwork.com also provides targeted clinical information and resources on treating and managing the condition.

"Those who have breast cancer are desperate to know the truth about what to expect," Zigman said. " I'm thrilled to have a chance to be a part of MyBreastCancerNetwork.com -- a site I wish I had known about last year for the depth of information as well as for the sense of community -- because it's where you will hear the truth."

"Laura Zigman's work supporting breast cancer sufferers and survivors makes her an excellent addition to the HealthCentral team," said Chris Schroeder, CEO and President of The HealthCentral Network. "Laura's expertise and dedica
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