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Book Review: 'Bald in the Land of Big Hair'

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Bald in the Land of Big Hair

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
68722
genre:
Memoir

We gave it an A-

Former Montana radio DJ Rodgers lives, loves, and thankfully writes without a safety net in this graceful memoir of her years spent battling cancer and its ripple effects. A mix of Molly Ivins’ blowsy wit and Anna Quindlen’s suburban logic, Bald manages the rare literary feat of being painful and funny in one urgent breath. Dropping gems like ”I was bald, I was barfing, I was yak-ass ugly, and I was huge,” Rodgers never patronizes or lectures her readers. And it requires guts to follow a heartbreaking chapter imagining cancer’s physical and emotional toll through her young son’s eyes with a brutally honest rumination on religion. A-

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