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Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips

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by Kris Carr, Sheryl Crow
     
 

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Actress and photographer Kris Carr thought she had a hangover, but a Jivamukti yoga class didn't provide its usual kick-ass cure. A visit to her doctor confirmed her "liver looked like Swiss cheese," covered with cancerous tumors. She entered trench warfare (wearing cowboy boots into the MRI machine, no less), vowing, "Cancer needed a makeover and I was just the

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Actress and photographer Kris Carr thought she had a hangover, but a Jivamukti yoga class didn't provide its usual kick-ass cure. A visit to her doctor confirmed her "liver looked like Swiss cheese," covered with cancerous tumors. She entered trench warfare (wearing cowboy boots into the MRI machine, no less), vowing, "Cancer needed a makeover and I was just the gal to do it!" She began writing and filming her journey, documenting her interactions with friends, doctors, alternative "quacks," blind dates, and other women with cancer—sadly a growing group. CRAZY SEXY CANCER TIPS gathers the lessons learned and advice offered from Carr's own journey, as well as the experiences of her cancer posse. Full-color photos accompany personal stories and candid revelations in this scrapbook of advice, warnings, and resources for the cancer patient. Chapters cover your changing social life, dating, sex, and appearance; essential health tips on how to boost your immune system; recipes; medical and holistic resources; and information on young survivor support groups. The resulting book is a warm, yet informative tool for any woman newly diagnosed with the disease and for those who love them.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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 a 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 WilliamsonAuthor of A Return to Love and Everyday Grace When you have been there you know the experience and can help others survive their journey through the difficulties of life. Kris Carr's book is an excellent resource filled with tips on how to not only survive but thrive. If you have the inspiration, desire and intention to be a survivor the 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 "I love Kris's book because it made me feel so many things. Familiar things. It made me laugh and reflect. And thank God she has the courage and generosity to share her experience. This book will be a comfort to so many who are going through the experience or who have graduated to survivor."—Sheryl CrowFrom the Foreword
Blindsided at 31 with a devastating diagnosis of stage four cancer, actor/photographer Kris Carr vowed to fight back with a vengeance. As a coping strategy, she began a series of video journals chronicling her thoughts and fears, her seesawing emotions, her experiences with conventional and alternative therapies, and her interactions with family, friends, and other young women dealing with the Big C. All of this morphed into an extraordinary documentary, Crazy Sexy Cancer, which debuted in August 2007 on the Learning Channel. This companion book is "the ultimate girlfriends' guide to kicking cancer tail," a practical tool kit filled with warm, funny, inspiring advice from the trenches. Life-affirming and radiating positive energy, it captures the very spirit of survival.
Library Journal

After being diagnosed with epithelioid hemangioendothelioma, a rare liver cancer, at the tender age of 31, first-time author Carr employed her photographic skills to chronicle her cancer journey and those of other young women. Though she uses a light touch and fills the pages with photos, drawings, and graphics, Carr is also unexpectedly contemplative. Her guide is an informative companion for anyone facing serious disease, with its coverage of topics ranging from choosing a doctor or hospital, conducting research (e.g., Google), and undergoing therapy to building support networks, buying clothing, and retaining intimate relationships. Resources include simple recipes (most ingredient amounts are frustratingly absent), web sites, and a reading list, which lacks Ramy Gafni's Beauty Therapy: The Ultimate Guide to Looking and Feeling Great While Living with Cancer(though the book is mentioned in the text). This first entry in Globe Pequot's new Skirt! Books imprint is recommended for public libraries or health-focused special libraries; demand may be high owing to the premiere of Carr's documentary, Crazy Sexy Cancer, on the Learning Channel on August 29.
—Lois K. Merry

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599212319
Publisher:
Skirt!
Publication date:
08/01/2007
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
173,937
Product dimensions:
9.16(w) x 7.58(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

Kris Carr is a beautiful and talented actress, photographer, filmmaker, writer, and cancer survivor. Sheryl Crow is a nine-time Grammy-winning American blues rock singer, guitarist, bassist, and songwriter. She's also a breast cancer survivor.

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Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cancer will touch all of our lives. This book is great. I have bought three total. One for my personal library and have given the other two to friends, one in remission and one just diagnosed. By understanding what a cancer patient is experiencing, we can be a better friend. This book is a true blessing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was simply incredible and look forward to the next editions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a gift from caring bff's......content helpful and format permited me to move through the book as I needed. Recommend to all with cancer diagnosis, as well as, family and friends to understand the challenges. Thank you.....
of-course More than 1 year ago
I don't have cancer but I found this book to be super inspirational about living your life and enjoying it because in the end we are all going to die. I also found it helps take the taboo out of death and put it in proper perspective as an inevitable, natural, part of life.
Jac49 More than 1 year ago
This book was given to me by a friend when I was dignosed with breast cancer. Her approach to the serious and funny side of dealing with cancer, some practical tips for livability, and improving health has been a great resource. A must read for surviving cancer!
MissKelly More than 1 year ago
Having gone through uterine cancer in 1999 & now in 2009 being scared of a re-occurance I purchased this book during my "not knowing" phase. Luckily there was no return of cancer for me - I found the book highly inspirational to gall's of all ages with all types of cancer.
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edcelina More than 1 year ago
This book is a must have for any woman ( and possibly some men) going thru the cancer journey.It is also great for anyone with a loved one they wish to help. It gives helpful advice on how to live your life to the fullest while in treatment and beyond! It is written in such an upbeat and friendly manner you feel as if a good friend is by your side.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
My sister was diagnosed LAST WEEK with breast cancer, & was given this book by the hospital where she had her core biopsy done. She has already related to me so many of the things she's read in this book...she's even sounding more relieved, and more like herself, after reading this book. It has really done wonders for her. I'm going to get myself a copy, so I can better understand this process & be stronger for my sister.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be very informative and uplifting. Being diagnosed is so overwhelming, and finding all of this information on my own would have been extremely difficult. Plus, it is nice to know that the author relates to the situation and is not just another doctor who has never personally been through it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've worked many hours with the Komen Foundation and spent countless days and nights counseling breast cancer survivors and victims. Most of them felt very alone when they heard the dreaded 'C' word. Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips helps to ease the aloneness and the fear, two of the biggest obstacles to getting well. Well done and necesary.