Rocking the Pink: Finding Myself on the Other Side of Cancer
Laura's poignant, funny and inspirational memoir.
Be sure to check out the music and book photos on this site.
What's Rocking the Pink about? Well, here's the book trailer:
In late 2008, just as Laura Roppé was poised to burst onto the music scene, her doctor called her with news that left her spinning—she had been diagnosed with an extremely aggressive form of breast cancer. Just a few days earlier, the singer-songwriter had signed a dream-come-true contract with a record label; now, she wasn’t even sure how much longer she had to live. Never one to back down to a challenge, however, Roppé refused to let her fear take control of her life—instead, she gathered her courage, took stock of her priorities, and made a decision: Cancer may take my hair, she told herself, but that’s all it’s getting.
More than a cancer journey, Rocking the Pink is a quirky, charming, and poignant ode to love, friendship, and music. Roppé is unflinchingly honest and unfailingly funny as she tells the story of her odyssey: from childhood dreamer and giddy valet parker to the Hollywood stars to disillusioned lawyer, wife, and mother; from budding songwriter and late-blooming recording artist to determined cancer survivor. Full of raw emotion and humor that will make you laugh through your tears, Rocking the Pink is a chronicle of discovering one's true self through life’s difficult circumstances—and a testament to the hang-in-tough, take-no-prisoners attitude it takes to kick cancer’s butt.
And here's what some people are saying about the book:
“I wish Laura's book was available when I battled breast cancer. It's inspirational, authentic and incredibly humorous. She's not only a survivor, she's a thriver. Rock on, Laura, rock on!” Robin Roberts, Co-anchor, Good Morning America
“Gripping, funny, creative and courageous. Rocking the Pink is a winner.” Jack Black, Actor
“Rocking the Pink is a funny, raw, soul-joltingly joyful, effing Freebird of a memoir. It made me laugh out loud and ache in all the right places. Whatever excuse you have for not latching onto life, this book strips it away. Whoever's telling you that you can't be whatever brand of rock star you were born to be, this book makes a liar out of them." Joni Rodgers, New York Times best-selling author of Bald in the Land of Big Hair and The Hurricane Lover
“Rocking the Pink is compelling, romantic, funny, sad, smart, and most of all, the truth.” Mark Hudson, Grammy-winning producer/songwriter
“A triumphant memoir. With her fun-loving spirit and lust for madcap adventure, Laura Roppé is the girlfriend everyone wants to have. I fell in love with her at first read. She takes on life—and a life-threatening illness—with unstoppable energy and infectious optimism. Highly recommended.” Martha Lawrence, award-winning author of Murder in Scorpio and Pisces Rising.
“Rocking the Pink is bursting with Laura’s moxie, charm and grit. I was hooked from page one.” David Fishof, founder of Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp
" Laura Roppé shows us not only how to fight back but how to live." Jennifer Griffin, Fox News, Triple Negative Breast Cancer Survivor
“The art of surviving cancer is all about how you choose to get busy living in the wake of life altering circumstances. Laura and her work embody this.” Matthew Zachary, Founder of I’m Too Young For Thisand host of The Stupid Cancer Radio Show
“Laura recounts her ordeal with heroism and humor. She is a brilliant and masterful writer, and I look forward to following what will certainly be a long and lustrous career.” Lisa Pulitzer, New York Times best-selling author
“Combining humor with raw emotion, Laura Roppé skillfully conveys the increased emotional stress of receiving not just a breast cancer diagnosis, but a triple negative breast cancer diagnosis. Her courage and determination will inspire the rock star in everyone!” Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation
“A warm, heartfelt and compelling account of Laura’s experience with breast cancer, written with hopefulness, honesty and hilarity.” Keep A Breast Foundation
Available everywhere books are sold. Check out the BOOK PHOTOS page of this website to enjoy Laura's Rocking the Pink photo album! Also, click here to view photos from Laura's book release party/concert.
Hear the music referenced in Rocking the Pink on the RTP MUSIC page of this site, or buy it on iTunes or in the STORE!