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Crazy Sexy Cancer Survivor: More Rebellion And Fire For Your Healing Journey

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A companion to Kris Carr's best-selling survival guidebook Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips, this beautifully illustrated, go-anywhere resource redefines what it means to be a survivor. All Cancer Cowgirls (and dudes) are invited to slide into the driver's seat, turn on their own internal GPS, and become empowered participants in their own healing journey. Pairing her signature sass and smart, soulful, real advice with thoughtful exercises, soulful contributors, and space for writing and reflecting, Crazy Sexy Cancer ...

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Overview

A companion to Kris Carr's best-selling survival guidebook Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips, this beautifully illustrated, go-anywhere resource redefines what it means to be a survivor. All Cancer Cowgirls (and dudes) are invited to slide into the driver's seat, turn on their own internal GPS, and become empowered participants in their own healing journey. Pairing her signature sass and smart, soulful, real advice with thoughtful exercises, soulful contributors, and space for writing and reflecting, Crazy Sexy Cancer Survivor reaffirms that it is possible to live a real, fun, crazy, sexy life with cancer—that healing is about truly living.

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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for Kris Carr and her bestselling Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips "I read Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips cover to cover on a a flight from LA to NY. I laughed out loud, wept quietly, and most of all, marveled at the magic that is Kris Carr. If Deepak Chopra, What To Expect When You're Expecting, and Sex and the City had a love child, it would look just like Kris' Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips. It is sheer perfection for cancer 'cowgirls' and their loved ones—colorful, soulful, and intimate."—Rory Freedman, coauthor of #1 NY Times best seller Skinny Bitch“Kris is the ray of light that is needed to raise awareness of what it means to give back. What more can one wish for? She is a true leader of courage and inspiration.”—Donna Karan “Kris Carr has done something extraordinary with this book: She has put cancer in its place. She has triumphed, and paved a path by which others can triumph too. She deserves our most heartfelt ‘Bravo.’"—Marianne Williamson, author of A Return to Love and Everyday Grace “Carr’s documentary, and her new book, Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips, may be the first girlfriend’s guide to living with cancer—a sign of the times really. More and more people are living with cancer, and Carr’s message is they can live full lives, they don’t have to be “defined” by the c-word.”—Kelly Wallace, CBS News Correspondent “Kris Carr’s book is an excellent resource filled with tips on how to not only survive but thrive. . . . [T]he abundant information about life and living contained in this book will coach you in a way that will make you an empowered star performer and winner in the face of adversity.” —Bernie Siegel, MD, author of Love, Medicine & Miracles and Help Me to Heal
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Carr spins off her original Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips in this uplifting guide. She begins with her own story-the discovery of inoperable Stage IV cancer in her liver and lungs-then covers four main topics: diagnosis, mind, body and spirit. Though she admits to having bad days, Carr follows her own advice to "shake off passive malaise." She gathers her support group or "posse" (many of whom supply guest entries), determined not to let cancer "poison" her entire world. Included are helpful sections on choosing the right doctor and learning to live in a self-nurturing manner. A vegan, the 30-something Carr also includes tips for fighting cancer "with your fork." The upbeat Carr makes it easy to forget she has cancer, yet she touches upon some grim statistics: by 2050 half of all women and one third of all men will have some form of the disease. Carr-who proves that living with cancer is truly an option-explains, "I always try to talk about my cancer in a bold and confidant way." While her hip, chatty style may particularly appeal to a youthful audience, her authenticity and sound advice will resonate with survivors of all stages and ages. (Sept.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599213705
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2008
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 150,461
  • Product dimensions: 7.78 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Kris Carr

KRIS CARR is an award-winning actress, photographer and filmmaker. Kris's documentary Crazy Sexy Cancer, chronicling her journey with cancer, was featured on The Learning Channel in 2007. In 2002 Kris directed a short entitled Redemption about the 20th anniversary of the Bottle Bill and the homeless men and women who rely on the nickel deposits for their livelihood. As an actress, her stage credits include: the role of Cathy Mae (based on Marilyn Monroe) in the world premiere of Arthur Miller's Mr. Peters' Connections, opposite Peter Falk; the Broadway production of Chicago which she toured throughout the US and Europe; performances at such notable venues as Naked Angels, New York Stage & Film, The New Victory, Sundance Theatre Institute, Samuel Beckett Theater, Soho Rep, Cleveland Playhouse, Classic Stage Company; and the HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. Some film and television credits include Queenie In Love (Cannes Film Festival); Five Years (“Best Feature Film” 2002 Victoria Independent Film Festival); the title character in the award-winning short film Kalin's Prayer (Best Short Film, Hamptons Film Festival); Law & Order; the PBS documentary Arthur Miller: Portrait of a Storyteller; commercials for Dove, Nike, Taco Bell, Jeep Cherokee, Lifetime, Chase Bank, the US Olympics; and several SuperBowl spots for Bud Light. Kris has been a faculty member at both Playwrights Horizons Theater School (NYU) and Stone Street Studios. For more information on Kris’ photography go to www.kriscarrphotography.com. For more info on her Crazy Sexy revolution, go to my.crazysexylife.com

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This book is a firestarter, an inner-revolution boot camp. It is full of stories, exercises, meditations, “aha” moments, excavations, rituals, and midnight-ramble-back-porch brainstorms—for everyone. It’s meant to inspire you to become an enlightened participant in your healing.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Marianne Williamson 1
Introduction 2

Part One: Diagnosis 101 10
Good Morning Sunshine, You are a Survivor 12
Give Fear Its Fifteen Minutes of Fame 14
Your New Company: Save My Ass, Inc. 22
University of Google 38
Help! I Need Somebody! Not Just Anybody! 44
Give Thanks to Your Support System 46
Coming Out of the Cancer Closet 52
Getting Blindsided 57
You Are Not Your Illness 61
Hellooo Boundaries 64

Part Two: MIND 68
If Wallowing Were a Sport, I'd Be Team Captain 70
Checkup from the Neck Up 75
Story Time at Manny's Carwash 80
WKDC Radio 85
Surfing & Guitars 90
Be a Crayon-Wielding Van Gogh 93
Smash the Cup 95
"The Secret" CanSer Cowgirl Style 96
Love List 99
Gratitude Journal 101
Prettiful 108
The Power of Yes 114
Act As If 117

Part Three: Body aka Lovin' the Temple 122
The Diet Conundrum 124
Shake Your Ass! 144
Follicle Follies and Other Stuff
About Your Bits and Pieces 147
Mirror, Mirror . . . 152
Lip Gloss for President & the Power
Of the Tweezer 158
Throw Out the Scale 166
Let's Get It On! 173

Part Four: Jesus, Buddha, Elvis, Etc. 176
Prayerpalooza 178
I Am So Pissed At You 180
The Power of Forgiveness 186
Create a Sacred Space 194
Meditation Boot Camp 202
Rise & Shine 206
Dream Catchers and Pajamas 226
A Break from It All 239
Heal vs. Cure 241
The Time to Start Taking Risks and Planning
For Your Future Is Now 244

About the Author 247
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  • Posted June 16, 2009

    A kick in the cancer-ridden-butt!

    This book, and the author, Kris Carr, have one very important message throughout--get up off your butt, get motivated, and get healed. Sometimes, that's precisely what you need!

    Kris makes the point that YOU are the most valuable player in your own cancer recovery, and provides inspiration, motivation and concrete, tangible ways to get yourself involved.

    As a cancer patient (logically enough!) I know exactly how easy it is to simply s i t . . . and do absolutely nothing but feel sick, sad and lonely. Lots of friends and family may try to provide that inspiration, but it is true that no one 100% understands what it's like except another survivor.

    While Kris' rah-rah, go, go, go attitude might be a bit much at times, and may not be for everyone, all of the time, she does provide that kick in the cancer butt that'll help get you going at the times when you really need it.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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