Cancer Book

Cancer BookLike a good friend holding your hand, Caryn Sullivan’s Happiness Through Hardship: A Guide and Journal for Cancer Patients, Their Caregivers and Friends During an Initial Diagnosis is the support a cancer patient needs. This cancer book empowers and supplies readers with ways to take immediate steps so they are prepared, less stressed and able to find joy in their journey.

Happiness Through Hardship reaches to those facing an initial cancer diagnosis with positivity and hope. This book provides readers with thoughtful tips and anecdotes that will provide support from the first few days through the thick of treatments.

As a two-time breast cancer survivor, Caryn knows how challenging those first few weeks can be and she designed this book based on what she wished she had after her initial diagnosis – a short, informative read with easy-to-digest tips alongside a journal for her unfolding thoughts and a place for doctor’s visit notes.

In addition to being helpful for the patient, Happiness Through Hardship also provides caregivers and friends with tips on guidance on how they can support.

Half of the net profits of this book are being donated to metastatic breast cancer research through The Cancer Couch Foundation in honor of the three angels – Ellen, Mary Ann and Meghan – that Caryn had guiding her throughout the early months.

To purchase an individual copy and ship to someone in need – BUY NOW: Happiness Through Hardship: A Guide and Journal for Cancer Patients, Their Caregivers and Friends During an Initial Diagnosis

Donate a Book

To gift this cancer book to a local cancer center so that patients will receive upon diagnosis:

Donate a Book NOW

Here is how you can do it:

  • Press the “donate now” button above to purchase. (Please note, Square may ask for a shipping address. You can include yours, but know we will be taking care of ordering and shipping.)
  • We will order all the books sold, have them signed by the author and deliver to the Norma Pfriem Breast Center. We are working on organizing donate a book campaigns for other locations in New York, Denver and Minnesota. If you have an interest in introducing us to hospital/care center patient advocate teams, please reach out to

The Norma Pfriem Breast Center, a part of Yale New Haven Health, is the local recipient in Connecticut. They have been helping women in our community fight breast cancer since 1999. Your support helps ensure all women receive exceptional and compassionate care, regardless of their ability to pay.

Press & Purchase

For Happiness through Hardship Press Release and Media Information – >MORE HERE

Happiness through Hardship is available where all books are sold – Amazon, Barnes & Noble or ask a local bookstore for a copy. For bulk purchase, contact book wholesalers, the Balboa Press channel sales department (877-407-4847 x 5022) or reach out to

In addition to helping those going through hardship with this book, half of the net profits from book sales will be donated to metastatic breast cancer research through The Cancer Couch Foundation.

Happiness through Hardship – The Podcast is coming soon. Check out the trailer HERE.


Check out our segment discussing the release of last year’s ebook on WTNH-TV. Because of the positive feedback about the e-book, we worked to bring it to hardcover/paperback so that patients could bring it to their appointments and gift to friends in need.

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Looking to meet Caryn? Hire her to share her story. She also facilitates seminars and keynote presentations on resiliency, positivity or wellness in the workplace. Check out her business website and demo reel at She can be reached at

Cancer Book