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Diary of a Radical Cancer Warrior: Fighting Cancer and Capitalism at the Cellular Level
 

Diary of a Radical Cancer Warrior: Fighting Cancer and Capitalism at the Cellular Level (Hardback)

By Ho, Fred
Foreword by Gomez, Magdalena
Introduction by Franklin, Cynthia G.

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When American saxophonist and social activist Fred Ho was diagnosed with stage 3b colo-rectal cancer in 2006 he underwent immediate surgery to remove the tumor and began preparing for chemotherapy. Within days his friends mobilized to arrange grocery deliveries, transport, compan...ionship, and housekeeping duties they called themselves Warriors for Fred. Fred chose to write his astonishing cancer memoir as a diary, acknowledging that all the greatest warriors from Sun Tzu to swordsman Murasashi to Bruce Lee wrote daily diaries because warfare against a most formidable enemy will be won, ultimately, on the philosophical level. With incredibly detailed entries Fred talks frankly about his battle his meticulous research, his various treatments, his successes, and his failures. Together, he and his loved ones discuss plans for future artistic projects: a new opera on Antony and Cleopatra, a project with a native Alaskan totem carver, and an underwater ballet for synchronized swimmers. He learns to find joy in the simple things: the beauty of the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, a fresh pork bun, or a night of Battlestar Galactica on DVD. Above all, we learn what it means to truly live in the present through Fred s unflinching description of the effects of colon cancer and about his search not just for a cure in a medical sense, but for true healing. For Fred, this includes understanding the way of the warrior one who fights for beauty, justice, health, equity, and sustainability.
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ISBN 9781616083786
Released NZ 27 Sep 2011
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781616083786
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
Imprint Allworth Press,U.S.
Released 27 Sep 2011
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Ho, Fred
Foreword by Gomez, Magdalena
Introduction by Franklin, Cynthia G.
Category Biography & Autobiography
Popular Medicine
Coping With Illness
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 160mm
Dewey Code 788.7165092
Weight 499g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade

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