Flying with Scissors: A Different Perspective on Childhood Cancer

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What do superheroes, Spam, "The THING?" Yoda, snipe, Jell-O, flatulence and cancer all have in common?Until now, not much. But, "Flying with Scissors: A Different Perspective on Childhood Cancer" changes all that by weaving these and other unlikely topics into a totally unique look at childhood cancer and the kids who have moved beyond the illness. Having trained under the greatest guru of all-life—these kids are set on reminding us that the world is not made up of problems, but of dreams, hope, and triumph. ...
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Overview

What do superheroes, Spam, "The THING?" Yoda, snipe, Jell-O, flatulence and cancer all have in common?Until now, not much. But, "Flying with Scissors: A Different Perspective on Childhood Cancer" changes all that by weaving these and other unlikely topics into a totally unique look at childhood cancer and the kids who have moved beyond the illness. Having trained under the greatest guru of all-life—these kids are set on reminding us that the world is not made up of problems, but of dreams, hope, and triumph. Hilarious and heartfelt, "Flying with Scissors" takes the personal experiences and insights of children who have battled cancer and turns them into universal truths that relate to each of us. It provides a non-traditional look at a typically solemn topic. "Flying with Scissors" is a resource and companion for anyone close to a child going through the cancer experience. Possibly more importantly, "Flying with Scissors" provides guidance for all of us, valuable insights for living life-every, every day. And, like DC Comics used to say, "It's more fun than a barrel full of genetically-altered winged monkeys!"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589397989
  • Publisher: Virtualbookworm.com Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,464,150
  • Product dimensions: 5.83 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 0.31 (d)

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  • Posted January 29, 2009

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    The best non-fiction book I've ever read...

    Flying with Scissors is a truly inspirational book. In fact, it's a work of art. The humor and illustrations will have you laughing and crying. Some of the true-to-life accounts of children fighting their own battles with cancer made my heart warm in a way that rarely happens when I read a book. Though non-fiction, the story read like a novel. It was honest, funny, daring at times, and extremely well-written. I am truly impressed and highly recommend Flying With Scissors to anyone who has a loved one with childhood cancer, or any other person who wants to read a truly inspirational book that will make you want to love more, enjoy family and friends more, and celebrate life to the fullest. I can't help but rave about this one. I hope to see more books from Bob Wallace. Well done!

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