Synopses & Reviews
An advice-from-the-trenches cancer survival guidebook for young women with cancer.
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. In August 2007, The Learning Channel will broadcast Carr's unforgettable documentary, Crazy Sexy Cancer.
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.
"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 Williamson, author 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 and Miracles and Help Me To Heal
About 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.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Sheryl Crow
Chapter One: Me
Chapter Two: Holy Shit! I Have Cancer. Now What?
Chapter Three: Cancer College
Chapter Four: When Do I Become a Survivor?
Chapter Five: Go Ahead - Use the Cancer Card
Chapter Six: Eat Your Veggies and Shake Your Ass
Chapter Seven: Bald is Beautiful (and other facts about femininity and fashion)
Chapter Eight: Bandage or Bondage: Dating, Sex, Marriage, Babies
Appendix: Resources Crazy Sexy Cancer Cuisine (recipes)