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The Resource The girl with nine wigs : a memoir, Sophie van der Stap

The girl with nine wigs : a memoir, Sophie van der Stap

Label
The girl with nine wigs : a memoir
Title
The girl with nine wigs
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Sophie van der Stap
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
"'It's Saturday and everything is different. No, I didn't go to the market this morning and I didn't have my usual coffee on Westerstraat. And no, I wasn't getting ready for a new semester at college. Next Monday, January 31st, I have to admit myself at the hospital for my first chemotherapy session. For the next two months, I'm expected each week for a fresh shot of vincristine, etoposide, ifosfamide and loads more exciting abracadabra.' Sophie is twenty-one when she is diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of cancer. A striking, fun-loving student, her world is reduced overnight to the sterile confines of a hospital. But within these walls Sophie discovers a whole new world of white coats, gossiping nurses, and sexy doctors; of shared rooms, hair loss, and eyebrow pencils.As wigs become a crucial part of Sophie's new life, she reclaims a sense of self-expression. Each of Sophie's nine wigs makes her feel stronger and gives her a distinct personality, and that is why each has its own name: Stella, Sue, Daisy, Blondie, Platina, Uma, Pam, Lydia, and Bebé.There's a bit of Sophie in all of them, and they reveal as much as they hide. Sophie is determined to be much more than a cancer patient.With refreshing candor and a keen eye for the absurd, Sophie van der Stap's The Girl With Nine Wigs makes you smile when you least expect it."--
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Summary
Sophie is twenty-one when she is diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of cancer. A striking, fun-loving student, her world is reduced overnight to the sterile confines of a hospital. But within these walls Sophie discovers a whole new world of white coats, gossiping nurses, and sexy doctors; of shared rooms, hair loss, and eyebrow pencils.As wigs become a crucial part of Sophie's new life, she reclaims a sense of self-expression. Each of Sophie's nine wigs makes her feel stronger and gives her a distinct personality, and that is why each has its own name: Stella, Sue, Daisy, Blondie, Platina, Uma, Pam, Lydia, and Bebe. There's a bit of Sophie in all of them, and they reveal as much as they hide. Sophie is determined to be much more than a cancer patient
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10448573
Cataloging source
DLC
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1983-
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Stap, Sophie van der
Dewey number
  • 362.19699/40092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stap, Sophie van der
  • Cancer
  • Women
  • Neoplasms
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
Target audience
adult
Label
The girl with nine wigs : a memoir, Sophie van der Stap
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Originally published in the Netherlands by Prometheus Amsterdam under the title Meisje met negen pruiken, ©2007."
  • "The English translation is an amended and updated version of the Dutch language text of the work."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1448295
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9781250052230
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015018651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250052230
  • (OCoLC)911518203
Label
The girl with nine wigs : a memoir, Sophie van der Stap
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Originally published in the Netherlands by Prometheus Amsterdam under the title Meisje met negen pruiken, ©2007."
  • "The English translation is an amended and updated version of the Dutch language text of the work."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1448295
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9781250052230
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015018651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250052230
  • (OCoLC)911518203

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