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Lavender Hair: 21 Devotions for Women with Breast Cancer

A happy heart is good medicine.

On October 8, 2015, Victoria Jackson was getting ready for her 45-minute stand up routine at Zanie's Comedy Club in Nashville. But instead of enjoying the pre-show excitement, she was laying on the couch in the green room coughing nonstop, drinking tea with lemon and honey, and sucking on cough drops.

Vicki had many scary moments growing up: doing a back handspring on the four-inch balance beam; performing stand up comedy; auditioning for Saturday Night Live; and getting held up by a robber with a gun in a parking lot in downtown Los Angeles.

But being told she had cancer was her scariest moment. Join Vicki as she:

  • wonders why me? and if her lollipop addiction caused the cancer
  • writes a ukulele song in the MRI waiting room
  • undergoes a double mastectomy with secret messages written in permanent marker to her doctor on her chest and stomach
  • goes through chemotherapy, radiation, baldness, and lavender hair
  • discovers that Jesus is enough
  • performs at Zanie's to a standing ovation nearly one year after her diagnosis

If you are one of the one-in-eight women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, or if you know someone who has, this 21-day devotional is full of humor, insight, and comfort as you walk with God through this dark valley.

ISBN: 978-1-4245-5562-8
Page count: 144 pages
Paperback
Retail price: $12.99

Is My Bow Too Big?

It’s not always the case that telling your own story is more truthful, or more personal, than having someone else tell it. We don’t always see ourselves accurately, and we tend to hide our own shame. Victoria Jackson’s Is My Bow Too Big? is a rare example of autobiography the way it could and should be — nuanced, intimate, poignant, and compelling.

Ever wonder: What’s it like working on Saturday Night Live? What’s it like to be a Baptist virgin hanging out at the Playboy mansion? What’s it like to be a conservative in Hollywood? How did Victoria Jackson go from being a limber “airhead” on SNL to the Tea Party Princess?

No one knows more about what it’s like to be Victoria Jackson in all the various roles she has played than Victoria Jackson herself. And in this book, Victoria doesn’t hold the reader at a safe distance. She doesn’t just tell you about her life … she invites you inside it.

ISBN: 978-1-4675-0256-6
Page count: 207 pages
Hardcover with Dust Jacket
Retail price: $24.95

About The Author

Born in 1959, Victoria Jackson grew up in a Bible-believing, piano-playing, TV-free home in Miami. Her father coached gym, and she became a talented gymnast, even acquiring a college scholarship to Furman University.

When Johnny Crawford (The Rifleman) met her at a summer stock production, he encouraged her to pursue acting and bought her a one-way ticket to Hollywood. For two years, she held odd jobs in the show-biz capital — as a cigarette girl, waitress, and even typist — until Johnny Carson noticed her stand-up routine and put her on The Tonight Show … twenty times. After that, she starred in many movies and TV shows, most notably six seasons on Saturday Night Live.

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