Lavender Hair: 21 Devotions for Women with Breast Cancer

Lavender Hair: 21 Devotions for Women with Breast Cancer

by Victoria Jackson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781424555628
Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date: 10/01/2017
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 214,035
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Victoria Jackson is best known for her six seasons on Saturday Night Live, 1986–1992, and has also appeared in many films. Vicki was raised in a Bible-believing, piano-playing home with no TV. Her father was a Baptist deacon, ex-vaudevillian, and gymnastic coach, so she competed in gymnastics from age 5 to 18. While at college on a gymnastics scholarship, Vicki discovered drama. An audition put her in contact with Johnny Crawford (The Rifleman) who promptly put her in his nightclub act and gave her a one-way ticket to Hollywood. Vicki supported herself by typing at the American Cancer Society, waitressing at The Kipling Retirement Home, and being a cigarette girl at the Variety Arts Center where Johnny Carson’s talent scout saw her six minute stand-up comedy act and put her on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson where she appeared over twenty times. In 1992 Vicki was reunited with her high school sweetheart, Paul Wessel, and left show business to raise a family in the suburbs of Miami. In 2007 she finished her B.A. in Film at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Vicki still performs stand-up comedy and appears in an occasional film. She and her husband now reside in Nashville, Tennessee, to be near their daughters and grandchildren.

Table of Contents

Who Me? 1

1 Coughing at Zanies 3

2 Red Flag: Uh Oh 7

3 Waiting Room: I'm Just a Statistic 11

4 Diagnosis with a Southern Drawl 15

5 Maureen and Julia 19

6 What Did I Do Wrong? Why Is God Punishing Me? 26

7 Double Mastectomy: Flat Chested Again! Yippee! 33

8 Surgery and the Gooey Recovery 38

9 Start Chemo: Poison, Do Your Thing 49

10 Jesus is Enough: In My Bedroom Alone a Lot 61

11 Dad Died 70

12 Five Months of Person and Baldness 79

13 Handmade Purple Scarf 85

14 I Hate Being Bald 99

15 Hot Pink Wigs 108

16 A Serious Role 133

17 Movie in Indiana 142

18 Lavender Hair 160

19 Radiation: Barbie and Ken and a Big Machine 164

20 Atheists 179

21 Zanies: Almost One Year Later 185

Finish Well 192

Author's Note 195

About the Author 196

Notes 197

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