“Coken’s debut memoir provides a close-up and, at times, funny view of dealing with the illness and death of her mother while her own life continued on. The relatable content and all-too-familiar story line make this an easy book to engage with....and Coken’s honesty is genuine. Those who take the time to journey with Coken will likely find comfort and a lesson at the end, much as she found through her experiences.”
— Publisher's Weekly



When I Die, Take My Panties is a much needed wake-up call for women over 40 to start listening to their bodies and catch ovarian cancer early. But the book isn’t just about cancer. It is a reminder of the personal transformation that comes from tragedy and what can be learned along the way. Death forces us to face a harsh reality: So often we want to control life – and the truth is we can’t. We must come to terms with people and situations as they are, not as we wish they were.   When I Die, Take My Panties takes the reader through a journey of discovering the gifts in their own life as they learn how to appreciate what is right in front of them. 


I'm happy to announce that my book has been picked up by Morgan James Publishing.  A new edition will be released in May of 2017!

You can Pre-Order a copy at your Favorite Book Seller!

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Reader Reviews

“Jennifer Coken’s riveting memoir sheds light on an important issue that every woman needs to know about. Take the journey with her through the tragic death of her mother to ovarian cancer and possibly save a life in doing so.” -- Dr. Caryn Silver, MD, Florida Cancer Specialists

"Jennifer's unblinking look into the feelings of joy, despair, hope, redemption and peace will have you cry from your soul and laugh from your belly."

"This book speaks to the power of the human spirit."

"I was engrossed from the start. Jennifer writes with humor and honesty you can feel and relate to."

"More than a memoir, Jennifer's writing reminds us that the lessons in life reveal themselves during the highs and lows of living."

"Her wit and honesty about her own thoughts and feelings will make you look at yourself in a new light."

"She has such a great voice - real life storytelling, human and humorous. Life happens and it is great when someone can catch it in the act."

"It is such a joy to experience a well-written book. The only thing better is a meaningful well-written book."

"The author's ability to find the heart of life's most difficult experiences is inspiring and beautiful."