Kingston Spring Author Talks: Marie Fricker "All in My Head: How a Hypochodriac Beat Brain Cancer"

Kingston Council on Aging
30 Evergreen Street
Kingston, MA 02364

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

When Marie Fricker, a lifelong hypochondriac, complained of a burning hot foot, chills, and a pins-and-needles feeling crawling up her leg, nobody paid much attention. Since Marie had frequently predicted her own demise from an array of maladies it’s understandable that she wasn’t taken seriously. She was eventually diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and given only a 20 percent chance of surviving five years without a recurrence. Eight years later, Marie is still telling her story.

In her book, All in My Head: How a Hypochondriac Beat Brain Cancer, Ms. Fricker shares her story of fear, perseverance, and hope with a wry humor that sheds light on the darkness of battling a catastrophic disease. From the initial diagnosis three weeks after the birth of her first grandchild to chemotherapy and a negative prognosis, All in My Head tells one hypochondriac’s story of comfort for those who are coping with cancer.

The ongoing author series is offered by the Kingston Public Library in cooperation with the Kingston Council on Aging and the Kingston Public Library Foundation. The series is sponsored by WATD 95.9 FM Radio. Programs are held at the Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen Street and will last from 7:00 - 9:00 PM. Westwinds Bookshop will provide copies of the books for sale and signing.Light refreshments will be offered, and although the program is free, reservations are requested.

Register on the weblink or call the library at 781-585-0517, ext. 6271, or the Council on Aging at 781-585-0512 or email