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Melanoma: It Started with a Freckle

By David L. Stanley

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Amazon Kindle eBook, 173 pages: $3.99
Paperback print, 162 pages: $16.95
Audible audiobook: $13.08
Publisher: McGann Publishing

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Melanoma book coverIn Melanoma: It Started with a Freckle, David L. Stanley invites you to join him on an inside tour of his cancer. You’ll travel with Stanley from the dimly lit and elegantly decorated office of the dermatologist to the fluorescent glare of the operating room theater and back to the workplace as he faces up to melanoma—the only major cancer that has seen its incidence rise since 2000—with humor, humility, and a deep understanding of the disease borne of research and science. 

In a memoir that speaks to anyone who has bumped up against a major health scare, Stanley offers up an engaging primer on how to finesse a path through cancer, the boogeyman under everyone’s bed, with gravity and wit and honor. 

In the words of Guggenheim Fellow Prof. Lennard Davis: "David Stanley lets you know what it’s like to be in his skin, literally. A riveting account of his experiences with melanoma is by turns suspenseful, affecting, and informative. Told with humor and intelligence, this book is a must read for anyone who wants to know more about the human side of this all-too-common cancer."

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About the author:

David L. StanleyDavid L. Stanley, B.S., M.A., is a Michigan-based writer, voice-over actor, and audiobook narrator. His book, Melanoma; It Started with a Freckle, was published in spring 2016 via McGann Publishing. You can read more on his Facebook page; search for @melanomabook.

Stanley writes regularly for There, his articles on cancer living and care have been read by over 700,000 readers. Stanley's freelance work has appeared in, JTA, Peloton, ROAD, Stand, and Velo magazines. His work on the Flint Water Crisis was featured on NPR's Here and Now. 

He speaks regularly on fatherhood, education, and cancer advocacy issues. 

His VO work can be heard at He has nearly 30 audiobook narrations under his belt. Search for him on

Follow him on Twitter @dstan58. He tweets early and often.