Crazy Sexy Cancer Survivor: More Rebellion and Fire for Your Healing Journey

Crazy Sexy Cancer Survivor: More Rebellion and Fire for Your Healing Journey

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by Kris Carr
     
 

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You are a Survivor from Day One

On the heels of the acclaimed Learning Channel documentary and best-selling survival guidebook Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips comes this survivor's companion. In Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips Kris Carr and her posse of Cancer Babes shared their wealth of insights, tricks, how-tos, and hell yeahs for living life with cancer

Overview

You are a Survivor from Day One

On the heels of the acclaimed Learning Channel documentary and best-selling survival guidebook Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips comes this survivor's companion. In Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips Kris Carr and her posse of Cancer Babes shared their wealth of insights, tricks, how-tos, and hell yeahs for living life with cancer. Now Kris invites all the Cancer Cowgirls (and dudes) out there to chat back and record their own journeys, with this beautifully illustrated, full-color go-anywhere companion.

Pairing Kris's signature sass and smart, soulful, real advice with thoughtful exercises, new contributors, and ample space for writing and reflecting, Crazy Sexy Cancer Survivor reaffirms that it is possible to live a real, fun, crazy, sexy life-with cancer. Kris shares her wit and wisdom on everything from food and exercise to make-up, meditation, spirituality, dreams, planning for today (and the future), and much, much more.

The user-friendly trim size and flexible-cover format meanwhile ensure that this incomparable blend of informative pocket companion and journal can go anywhere-brightening up those hours in hospital waiting rooms, at home, or spent out in the big, wide, wonderful world putting into practice that most precious truth: healing is about truly living.

The book starts off with a note from Kris:
A survivor is a triumphant person who lives with, after, or in spite of a diagnosis or traumatic event. Survivors refuse to assume the identity of their adversity. They are not imprisoned by the constructs of a label. Instead, survivors use their brush with mortality as a catalyst for creating abetter self. We transform our experience in order to further evolve spiritually, emotionally, physically, and mentally. Our reality challenges us to go deeper.
Survivors cultivate an essence that will never be victim to a word.


Throughout Kris and her posse share stories, advice, and invitations to the reader to reflect and respond about their own process as they check in to their state of mind, body, and spirit.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

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:
9781599216768
Publisher:
Globe Pequot Press
Publication date:
09/02/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
772,575
File size:
7 MB

What People are saying about this

Bernie Siegel
"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)
Donna Karan
"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."
Kelly Wallace
"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)
Rory Freedman
"I read Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips cover to cover on 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)
Marianne Williamson
"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)

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Crazy Sexy Cancer Survivor 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
HoodooDoll More than 1 year ago
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.
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