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Diseases & Physical Ailments
  • Author:
    Joni Rodgers
  • ISBN:
    0060955260
  • ISBN13:
    978-0060955267
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  • Publisher:
    Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (February 2002)
  • Pages:
    272 pages
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    Diseases & Physical Ailments
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  • Rating:
    4.5
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Joni Rodgers is the author of the memoir Bald in the Land of Big Hair, and the novels Crazy for Trying and Sugar . Joni's story of her journey is very easy to read and most enjoyable. It is both humorous and thought provoking.

Joni Rodgers is the author of the memoir Bald in the Land of Big Hair, and the novels Crazy for Trying and Sugar Land. She lives with her family near Houston, Texas. Would definitely recommend this book to people battling cancer, knowing someone who is battling CA or who just appreciates a thoughtful, endearing book.

Ultimately, this is a moving celebrat Bald in the Land of Big Hair is the hilarious-and often heartbreaking-tale of Joni Rodgers's journey through the badlands of cancer told with humor, occasional anger, and unflinching honesty. More than just a cancer book, this is a deeply affecting memoir of one woman's struggle to come to terms with everything that life throws her way. Ultimately, this is a moving celebration of the true meaning of human triumph and courage, the importance of community and the imperative of living everyday with jo. .

The true story of Joni Rodgers is remarkable on many levels. Her battle with a devastating illness is retold with the greatest humanity. Her humor and keen observation is a testament to the capacity for kindness and strength in the face of the most humbling of circumstances

The true story of Joni Rodgers is remarkable on many levels. Her humor and keen observation is a testament to the capacity for kindness and strength in the face of the most humbling of circumstances. A must read for anyone interested in the power of the human spirit! 0. Report. com User, February 28, 2001. She says this is "a very important book

Entertainment Weekly Joni Rodgers lives in Texas, where big hair is a.

Entertainment Weekly Joni Rodgers lives in Texas, where big hair is a God-given right. It's essential to any waitressing job, prerequisite for a real estate license, as natural as Naugahyde, and as important as Elvis. In her hilarious and heartbreaking memoir, Joni tells the true story of how she managed to hold on to her sanity and her sense of humor, juggling grueling treatments, two small children, a grizzly bear of a spouse, and a pipedream she couldn't give up on - and how she came to realize that this beast trying to kill her would.

Rodgers brings the gifts of wisdom and compassion to her work, and shows readers the hidden rewards of surviving life's difficulties. Bald in the Land of Big Hair is the hilarious-and often heartbreaking-tale of Joni Rodgers's journey through the badlands of cancer told with humor, occasional anger, and unflinching honesty

Joni Rodgers lives in Texas, where big hair is a God-given right.

Joni Rodgers lives in Texas, where big hair is a God-given right. Bald in the Land of Big Hair: A True Story.

Bald in the Land of Big Hair is the hilarious-and often heartbreaking-tale of Joni Rodgers's journey through the badlands of cancer told with humor, occasional anger, and unflinching honesty. More than just a cancer book, this is a deeply affecting memoir of one woman's struggle to come to terms with everything that life throws her way.

Ultimately, this is a moving celebration of the true meaning of human triumph and courage, the importance of community and the imperative of living everyday with joy.


Adrielmeena
This is one of the best books I have read lately. It's definitely not a cancer-as-slapstick memoir. Joni Rodgers got horribly sick, could have died, and she pulls no punches as this book surveys the physical, emotional and financial wreckage.

Yet she weaves laugh-out-loud passages into her story, which also resonates with tough spirituality, honest frustrations and fears, and love. Lots of love.

I'm buying an extra copy, to pass along when I think someone could benefit from reading it. I want to hang on to a copy, though. There are things I can learn from reading it again. Things I wish I wouldn't need to think about, but for the sad fact that someone I know is likely to be diagnosed with cancer in the future. Maybe with Joni Rodgers' book under my belt I can feel less helpless and find something useful to do for them.
deadly claw
This memoir made me cry, and laugh -- and want to fly down to Houston to hug the author. Joni Rodgers has a way of putting readers in her shoes and taking them along on her journey as she fights her way through chemo treatments and a devastating cancer prognosis while struggling to maintain who she is -- a mother to two young children, a wife and partner, and a talented actress/singer with dreams of making it as a novelist.

This book is for anyone who has dealt with a devastating disease, or knows someone who has -- or is just interested in reading an honest, beautifully written story about illness, family relationships and making it through this journey we call life.
Jairani
I adore Joni's colorful self-aware feminine voice. She is the life of the party...even when that "party" is a life threatening disease. This author really puts herself out there in every sense, sparing no detail of how Cancer impacts a young woman's life...from sexuality to spirituality and everything in between. Unapologetic and direct like your best friend at a cocktail party who feels compelled to say what everyone else is only thinking.

I read this as a survivor myself ( of a different type ) in search of a sophisticated story of conquering Cancer as literary inspiration. I certainly found it here.
Lailace
The title is just a hint at the content of this memoir. Joni Rodgers is funny without even trying, and she is frank about the many aspects of living through cancer and cancer treatments, but she has a way with words that brings chuckles in the midst of pain and suffering. I loved this book, and especially appreciated the follow-up interview that brings the reader up to date on how and what she's doing now.
Haralem
I am going through much of the same thing that Joni Rodgers, the author is going through in Texas, so the title caught my eye at first. Ms. Rodgers did a marvelous job using humor and real life problems when dealing with cancer. Hers happens to be Non-Hodgkins Myeloma and mine chronic cancer is Multiple Myeloma., but we have had many of the same treatments. I recommend this excellent biography!
Wohald
This is a very believable story of a cancer survivor. The author gives a detailed account of the treatment, her feelings and the important people in her life. It should give anyone whose life has been touched by cancer hope. The book is written in an almost "humorous" way. You cannot help but root for her. The writing style is excellent. I finished this book very quickly.
Waiso
This was purchased for a special woman in our lives who has breast cancer. She has enjoyed the book, and feels the author has done a good job relating her own experiences; many of the same ones other women are familar with. It is supportive and reveals a light at the end of the tunnel. I am glad we made this purchase.
Had this book in my kindle for a few years. Bought it after my diagnosis of lymphoma. Did not even know it was about that. We all know that breast cancer gets all the good press!
Opened it a few days after my first chemo.
It was like I was thirsty and the book was a drink that I loved. Hated. And feared. But it quenches me when nothing else can. Not sure what to do next