Everyone Needs a Larry by Jennifer Greenhut Tollin and Larry Tollin
Meet Jenn and Larry, an ordinary couple who met on Match.com and dreamed of a life together with children, fun, and travel. Then Jenn noticed a lump under her arm. Within a week, she was diagnosed with stage IV triple-negative breast cancer.
Told from both the patient and caregiver perspectives, Everyone Needs a Larry is a he-said-she-said quirky, romantic, and humorous survival story that shares the lessons, mistakes, and joys of a couple fumbling their way through cancer, love, and marriage.
Jenn and Larry thoughtfully address those universal questions, does everything happen for a reason? Is love all that we need? Uplifting and inspiring, Everyone Needs a Larry provides helpful paths toward overcoming adversity, leaving us deeply grateful for the lives we do have, while honoring all of the “Larrys” out there in the world.
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Jennifer Greenhut Tollin turned her stage IV breast cancer diagnosis into an inspiring, uplifting story. The lessons she learned led her to create Zero Negative, which promotes love and positivity through accessories. A portion of the company’s profits is donated to UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation to support cancer research. Jennifer’s story and products have been featured on Extra Tonight, Good Morning LaLa Land, the Hallmark Channel, Ventura Blvd Magazine, and in various podcasts. In addition, she was honored by UCLA Health and the Lakers in their Laker For A Day program, sharing her story at a Lakers Game. She was a US National Gymnastics Team member and an actress, singer, songwriter, and yoga teacher.
Larry Tollin has had a successful and diverse career in the entertainment industry. Over a 30-year span, he’s offered marketing, promotion, and management of personal and business affairs for some of the music industry’s most successful talents, including Luther Vandross, Paula Abdul, and Savage Garden. He learned from his clients that every individual has different needs, and each problem requires a unique creative solution. He now offers that same business acumen, knowledge, and experience to all people who may benefit from life management services. His latest yet most rewarding “client” is his wife, Jenn. Acting as a caregiver through her cancer journey, Larry learned new knowledge about caregiving, the healthcare system, and insurance, and leverages this knowledge in his new business, The Best You Management. His new endeavor specializes in offering personal and financial guidance to those going through a difficult transition in their lives, such as sickness, death, divorce or other significant life changes.
Jenn and Larry live in Southern California with their dog, Bo.