Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips

Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips

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by Kris Carr
     
 

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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

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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. These include hip, young women such as illustrator-author Marisa Acocella Marchetto (Cancer Vixen), Glamour writer-editor Erin Zammett (My So-Called Normal Life), MTV personality Diem Brown (Real World/Road Rules Challenge), model Sharon Blynn (founder, Bald Is Beautiful), and music manager Jackie Farry, among others. The Learning Channel broadcast the premiere of Carr's unforgettable documentary, Crazy Sexy Cancer on August 29, 2007.
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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599217239
Publisher:
Skirt!
Publication date:
08/01/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
229,856
File size:
9 MB

Meet the Author

KRIS CARR is an award-winning actress, photographer and filmmaker. Her documentary Crazy Sexy Cancer chronicles Kris' journey with cancer. This film launches a new documentary film strand for The Learning Channel in summer 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), and 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 info on her film, go to www.crazysexycancer.com



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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.