Bald, Fat & Crazy: How I Beat Cancer While Pregnant with One Daughter and Adopting Another

Bald, Fat & Crazy: How I Beat Cancer While Pregnant with One Daughter and Adopting Another

by Stephanie Hosford, Sam Barry (Editor)

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ISBN-13: 9780990465287
Publisher: Nothing but the Truth Publishing
Publication date: 06/15/2015
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)

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Bald, Fat & Crazy: How I Beat Cancer While Pregnant with One Daughter and Adopting Another 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
JCY More than 1 year ago
I don't read books unless it engages me from the start and this one had me captive from the very first pages. The author writes with such insight, humor, and inner strength - this was truly an inspirational and exceptional biography of an amazing roller coaster ride that life can be, with elements that brought laughter and tears as I related to the many touching moments throughout this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hosford is a truly talented writer.  She tells her amazing story with honesty and humor.  She had so many hurdles to overcome and she accomplished it all with true grit and a wonderful support network of friends and family.   It's refreshing to read a story like this with such a happy ending.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great!  Honest, humorous and hopeful.  Loved it.
HelloMyNameIsAwesome More than 1 year ago
Stephanie is my new superhero. Here is a young mom who endured such an unexpected double whammy yet somehow managed to write an engaging and inspiring book about it that made me laugh and didn't scare the bejesus out of me. She has a wonderfully charming sense of humor, which always appeared in just the right spots. ("Wig Shop Arthur" had me laughing out loud.) Another fun surprise was seeing photos of her and her beautiful family peppered throughout the book... it made her very personal story that much more real. BTW, her calming and compassionate husband, Grant, raises the bar sky high for all men and this book should be required reading for husbands and partners of any woman facing a serious health challenge. As I read the book, Stephanie became the fearless and funny friend we all wished we had. With every challenge she faced, I could just imagine her exclaiming, "Bring it on!" (I wanted to slap the "friend" who questioned Stephanie’s sanity when she mentioned she was buying a new home and moving during this time - how could anyone who knows this mama bear not totally get that she is a woman who can tackle anything. I am forever inspired by her story and know you will be, too.
obiebookworm More than 1 year ago
A "hard chickpea-sized" lump turns out to be Stage I breast cancer for Stephanie Hosford. Thirty-seven years of age at the time she is diagnosed in 2007, Stephanie is undoubtedly overwhelmed by the drastic change in her life. Chemo treatments are scheduled and hair loss is inevitable. Stephanie also discovers that she's pregnant. Although she is highly encouraged to terminate her pregnancy, one doctor at City of Hope (a comprehensive cancer center) thinks otherwise. With Stephanie new bald and bulging appearance, more craziness enters the scene when she and her husband adopt a seventeen-month-old Chinese girl as well as purchase a new home. Bald, Fat, & Crazy is an unforgettable memoir of one woman's whirlwind yet miraculously life-altering journey. Mother of three and now member of the Speaker’s Bureau for the City of Hope National Medical Center, Stephanie Hosford combines candidness and comedy to relay her convoluted story dealing with cancer and beyond. Hosford's narrative opens with her five-year checkup in 2012 before flashing back to when it all began with her devastating prognosis in September 2007. Aptly titling chapters after popular rock tunes from a host of artists, one can almost hear the music in the background as Hosford shares the intimate side that most people don't want to see. Indeed, Hosford doesn't mince words divulging vulnerable moments during a time in her life when the last thing she wants to think about is dying -- and not just her, but the life of her unborn child. Since there are a number of situations taking place during her cancer treatments, Hosford has more than enough information to keep her readers engaged. Alternating between doctor opinions, her medical appointments, home life, and her personal struggles, Hosford has a keen ability to take uncomfortable subject matter and lighten it with a slew of hilarious commentary. Whether readers have experienced cancer or not, Bald, Fat, & Crazy is one story that is a must-read for all! Originally posted on San Francisco Book Review, Anita Lock, Book Reviewer