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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 onescolorful, 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 cancera 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
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.)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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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 brainstormsfor everyone. It’s meant to inspire you to become an enlightened participant in your healing.