Hi! I’m Gila Pfeffer (rhymes with Mila) and I’m an American writer and humorist raising four teenagers in the UK. What my kids lack in domestic abilities, they more than make up for in providing content for this blog and other outlets where my work has been published. I recently co-authored a book called I Just Want to Hang Out With You which is part of a NYT best selling series.

I’m an eleven-year breast cancer pre-vivor AND survivor (like Angelia Jolie but with less press coverage) and I use my social media platforms to promote breast cancer prevention by sharing my highly unusual cautionary tale. Follow me on Instagram (@gilapfeffer) and look out for my “Feel It On The First” posts which feature photos me holding party hats (January), heart shaped chocolate boxes (February) and pumpkins (October) to my chest, proving that breast cancer awareness can be super fun!

I’ve been published on Grown and Flown, Momtastic, The Haven, Sammiches & Psych Meds and my two-word story, “Jersey Turnpike”, appears in New York Times Parenting. My writing has also been featured on Buzzfeed, Huffpost and Today Parents. Connect with me on social media:

IG: @gilapfeffer

Twitter: @gilapfeffer

Tik Tok: @gilapfeffer

Medium: @gila.pfeffer

Facebook: The Mom Who Knew Too Much

I’m currently at work on a memoir about how growing up poor and losing my parents to cancer when they were young prepared me for my own unexpected fight against breast cancer while raising four small children. If I get it just right, will make readers laugh, cry and immediately schedule a mammogram.

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