Megan Silianoff, age twenty-eight, is the girl next door - assuming you live in downtown Chicago. She is recently married, shops at Urban Outfitters, gets together with college friends for book club, and watches a lot of Rachels on TV (Rachel Zoe, Rachel Bilson, Rachel Green.)
In the fall of 2010, Megan undergoes routine surgery for a cyst on her ovary and wakes up to learn she has ovarian cancer. Horrified by the way her friends and family fall apart upon hearing the news, Megan realizes she has to keep it together for their benefit. She updates them through her blog about her ongoing prognosis (which includes a move to Houston, Texas) as well as her ensuing adoption saga (she names the baby after Jay-Z), dishing details in a manner that is irreverent, informative, and hilarious.
99 Problems but a Baby Ain't One is a fun and entertaining memoir despite its traditionally somber subject matter. You'll probably cry when you read it, but only because you'll be laughing so hard.