A Moving and Powerful Memoir That Will Touch Your Heart and Soul

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A Moving and Powerful Memoir That Will Touch Your Heart and Soul

I first met Sue Matthews nearly two years ago to interview her about the non-profit she started in honor of her daughter Taylor, who died of cancer when she was just 16. When you meet Sue, you are immediately drawn to her by her warmth, and of course the work she is doing to raise awareness and funding for pediatric cancer research through the Taylor Matthews Foundation. But you also see the sadness that is still in her eyes, ten years after her daughter’s death.

Now in Paint Your Hair Blue, a memoir you can’t put down, Sue shares with unflinching candor, the journey that she and her family went through starting when Taylor, was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 11. Yes, the story will break your heart, but it will also inspire you. It is a love story of the bond between a mother and her daughter, and it’s a beautiful tribute to Taylor who lived her life with joy and happiness on her terms, even as she was dying. Through Taylor, there are many lessons we can all learn. The book is also a cautionary tale on navigating our very complex medical system.  At the end of Sue’s book, she shares her advice on dealing with the system, which could be life saving for anyone who is going through a long term critical health crisis.  Click here to read this important information.

Paint Your Hair Blue, a Celebration of Life and Hope for Tomorrow, touched my heart and my soul. It is a profoundly moving story and one that every Tomato should read. The Kindle version is available now on Amazon. The paperback will be released in June.  A portion of the authors’ proceeds from the sale of “Paint Your Hair Blue” will be donated to The Taylor Matthews Foundation.


  • The tomato behind The Three Tomatoes. Cheryl Benton, aka the “head tomato” is founder and publisher of The Three Tomatoes, a digital lifestyle magazine for “women who aren’t kids”. Having lived and worked for many years in New York City, the land of size zero twenty-somethings, she was truly starting to feel like an invisible woman. She created The Three Tomatoes just for the fun of it as the antidote for invisibility and sent it to 60 friends. Today she has thousands of friends and is chief cheerleader for smart, savvy women who want to live their lives fully at every age and every stage. She is the author of the novel, "Can You See Us Now?" and co-author of a humorous books of quips, "Martini Wisdom." Because she's lived a long time, her full bio won't fit here. If you want the "blah, blah, blah", read more. www.thethreetomatoes.com/about-the-head-tomato

1 Response

  1. Joan Pagano says:

    A truly wonderful book with a message and a compelling read beautifully written, Paint Your Hair Blue truly inspires the world with love.

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