Product Description Pearls of wisdom balance hilarious fun in this shameless exploitation of the chemo lifestyle. Fran Di Giacomo shares the game plan she has used for survival, for quality of life, and to maintain her career as a professional artist. ''As a career member of the Chemo Club, I have lived with cancer for twenty years,'' writes Fran. ''In the last five years, I have had thirteen hospitalizations, ten surgeries, and constant chemotherapy. Staying alive is a full-time job. I grew impatient with the usual sob stories dealing with cancer; we don't need tears, we need backbone and laughter! I show readers how to cultivate a new zest and enthusiasm for life and thereby empower themselves to combat their disease.'' About the Author Striving to establish her art career in oil painting, Fran Di Giacomo found herself most excited by the methods and concepts of the Dutch masters. "I focused on seeking out living masters to study with. Preferring the drama of light, shadow, and mystery has been a constant theme. Fad and fashion will ebb and flow, but classical realism is endless and enduring." In today's fast-paced world, our senses are constantly assaulted by the noisy, the vulgar, the grotesque, the avant-garde. When you behold a Di Giacomo painting, you return to the world of quiet elegance.