Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips

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Rowman & Littlefield, Aug 1, 2007 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 208 pages
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. The Learning Channel broadcast the premiere of Carr's unforgettable documentary, Crazy Sexy Cancer on August 29, 2007.
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.

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Amazon Summary: 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 ... Read full review

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An up-beat, brilliant book full of great advice on how to do cancer well! It includes many short first person story snippets, and masses of tips about how to navigate feelings, relationships and ... Read full review

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KRIS CARR is an award-winning actress, photographer and filmmaker. Her documentary Crazy Sexy Cancer chronicles Kris' journey with cancer. This film launches a new documentary film strand for The Learning Channel in summer 2007. In 2002 Kris directed a short entitled Redemption about the 20th anniversary of the Bottle Bill and the homeless men and women who rely on the nickel deposits for their livelihood. As an actress, her stage credits include: the role of Cathy Mae (based on Marilyn Monroe) in the world premiere of Arthur Miller's Mr. Peters' Connections, opposite Peter Falk, the Broadway production of Chicago which she toured throughout the US and Europe, performances at such notable venues as Naked Angels, New York Stage & Film, The New Victory, Sundance Theatre Institute, Samuel Beckett Theater, Soho Rep, Cleveland Playhouse, Classic Stage Company, and the HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. Some film and television credits include Queenie In Love (Cannes Film Festival), Five Years (“Best Feature Film” 2002 Victoria Independent Film Festival), and the title character in the award-winning short film Kalin's Prayer (Best Short Film, Hamptons Film Festival), Law & Order, the PBS documentary Arthur Miller: Portrait of a Storyteller, commercials for Dove, Nike, Taco Bell, Jeep Cherokee, Lifetime, Chase Bank, the US Olympics, and several SuperBowl spots for Bud Light. Kris has been a faculty member at both Playwrights Horizons Theater School (NYU) and Stone Street Studios. For more information on Kris' photography go to For info on her film, go to

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