The Red Devil: A Memoir about Beating the Odds

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Three Rivers Press, Jan 1, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 242 pages
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When Katherine Russell Rich was 32, a newly divorced magazine editor living in New York City, her 10-year ordeal with cancer began. Soon she was bald, scrambled, and living in two worlds simultaneously: the world of the ill, of treatments, exhaustion, and doctors focused on avoiding malpractice suits; and the "normal" world, where dating, career, vacations, and 401(k) plans still mattered. Dazzling in its writing, The Red Devil is alternately wise and wise-cracking -- it is the story of a woman who has been brought to her knees several times, only to get up and learn to dance.

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THE RED DEVIL: To Hell with Cancer...and Back

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Sharp and funny memoirs of a bright, tough woman fighting cancer and winning. In August 1988, Rich, then a 32-year-old magazine editor, discovered a lump in her breast. She didn—t know it then, but ... Read full review

The red devil: to hell with cancer-- and back

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In 1988, 32-year-old Rich first discovered a lump in her breast. It was certainly not the dark ages of medical technology and awareness, but it might as well have been. Ignoring the lump herself (she ... Read full review


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Katherine Russell Rich lives in New York City.

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