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Rare humor that brings laughter to the halls of oncology, 57 Good Things About Chemotherapy provides precious relief from the stress and worry of cancer. Written by cancer survivor Alec Kalla and illustrated by Andy Williamson, this book makes cancer patients, survivors and caregivers smile, laugh and rid themselves of pentup emotional stress.
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Alec Kalla is the author of the continuing Hank Eston mysteries begun in 1993 with Velvet(with M.J. Sullivan), Foul Play Press. He is a member of Mystery Writers of America, profiled in Who's Who in America, and lives near Conifer, Colorado.
Mr. Kalla was diagnosed with Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 1997, underwent eight sessions of chemotherapy, and pronounced in remission. The next year, X-rays indicated that there was still insurance money to be had, and Mr. Kalla's remission certificate was revoked. Fortunately, a team of good doctors and nurses took him in for high-dose chemo- and radiation therapy, followed by a stem cell rescue-transplant. More than two years later, their skills have permitted Mr. Kalla to combine his talents with those of Andy Williamson, an artist, writer and cinema afficionado of the Rocky Mountains, to produce a book that truly lifts the sprits of cancer patients and survivors.Review:
"...TERRIFIC. Nice work." -- Dr. Earlene Dalpozzo,cancer survivor and co-author of When It Happens to You, a Practical Guide Through Breast Cancer, unpublished review, Colorado, 2001
"...a gift to many people...funny...heartwarming...encouraging, and it's poignant all at the same time. How wonderful!" -- Janey Alpert, oncology social worker, Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers, unpublished review, 2001
"...people...in...chemo,...especially people...finally through a course, will find a lot to laugh at...good for you!" -- Margaret Edson, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright of Wit,correspondence, 2001
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Book Description Knackk Pr, 2001. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0970914903
Book Description Knackk Pr, 2001. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0970914903