Surviving Cancer: Our Voices & Choices by Marion Behr
Seventy contributors share their voices & choices” to help ease the path every cancer patient walks, male or female alike. This compilation of information includes articles by cancer survivors, family doctors, oncologists, social workers, health care providers, cancer organization leaders, and financial advisers. Survivors stories are deeply personal and often support a medical perspective. Throughout the book, images of Behrs sculptures reflect the moods and emotions that many on the cancer journey feel.
It has been reviewed by Library Journal,Huffington Post and Cure Magazine. Awarded the IPPY Gold in the Health Category. Received the Presidents Gold medal for Health & Fitness from FAPA. and prior to that was granted the Medal for best Specialty Book by New Apple, and selected by Publishers Weekly as the best independently published Health book.
“A Caregiver’s Digest”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Robbin Butler
This lovely hard cover book is amazing! My friend was diagnosed with breast cancer. This book provided me with education, understanding and compassion. The exhibit of colorful artwork throughout the book is truly breathtaking. I learned they are sculptures made from the actual cradles used by patients who had a need for radiation. This book is an “easy” read, not one with medical jargon which, I feel, often confuses and frustrates the interested reader. Topics from diagnosis, treatment, and wellness are eloquently covered. As a caregiver, I would highly recommend this book as a first read when confronted with a friend or family member with a breast cancer diagnosis.
About the Author
Experienced publisher, writer and artist. Compiler of Surviving Cancer: Our Voices & Choices and owner of WWH Press LLC.
Created first national survey of women working from home in 1970’s. After receiving thousands of responses from women, originated the concept of “Homebased Business” as opposed to “cottage industry”, formed “Women Working Home Inc”. with Wendy Lazar, a co graduate from Syracuse , we co-authored two editions of “Women Working Home The Homebased Business Guide and Directory” and sold fifty thousand copies. Received a Presidential Appointment to The White House Conference on Small Business. My presentations to the US Labor Department and Senate helped to change laws on home based businesses. This effort was publicized via interviews in major magazines, TV shows including Donahue, AM Americas, Good Morning America etc. and lectures in many universities. After eight years returned to the studio, enjoyed etching but became ill from over exposures to acid fumes. So my husband and I co-invented a non toxic etching process, which replaces acid but incorporates all the traditional etching methods. This process, ( awarded a Charles Lindbergh Grant Foundation grant) patented as Electroetch, (www.electroetch.com) is now in many universities including Stanford, Juneau, Fairbanks and Syracuse and in studios internationally. We have taught this method in Canada, Alaska, Germany, Morocco, New Zealand, etc. My artwork, has been widely exhibited, in the US and abroad. One person shows include ICPNA in Lima, Peru and a show of prints and sculptures commemorating 9/11. Prints are in the collections of the US Embassy in Berlin, the Smithsonian, The Royal Thai Collection and the Ben Shaan Gallery. Have been designated NJ Artist of the Month. Am listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the World.
Involved in sculpting and painting and am running an art only blog (http://mysynes.typepad.com).The Goal of this blog is to establish text free communication by using drawing as an international language..
OUR NEW BOOK: SURVIVING CANCER:OUR VOICES & CHOICES has been published!
LIBRARY JOURNAL REVIEW Sept 1st 2014
Behr, Marion. Surviving Cancer: Our Voices & Choices.
The story of cancer is as individual as the person relating it. Artist and breast cancer survivor Behr here includes anecdotes from patients and recommendations from physicians and medical professionals in order to provide comfort and knowledge for those on the same journey. The plastic cradles used to immobilize patients during radiation therapy serve as Behr’s inspiration and the source of the book’s artwork. With questions patients and family members should be asking (and their answers) and a useful glossary. ¬VERDICT Beautifully designed, a worthwhile addition to patient health holdings.
Specialties:Publishing, Writing, drawing, painting, sculpting, teaching.
Recent Drawing/Sculpture Shows: Linear Vernacular: The Language of Line”(Virginia S. Block Gallery, 2012, 4person show at the Printmaking Center of N.J.- , 2012: The Continuous Thread- Mind Unwind Gallery – Seattle, Washington (3artists from East coast-3 from West) Solo shows , “Cradle Life: Cancel Cancer” ,Meade Gallery,Roxbury N.Y., 2012: “Image Early”The Center for Contemporary Art. 2009, National Ass.Women Artists,
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