Skip to content

Don't Die of Embarrassment Life after Colostomy and Other Adventures

Spend $50 to get a free DVD!

ISBN-10: 0684846241

ISBN-13: 9780684846248

Edition: 1999

Authors: Barbara Barrie, Otis W. Brawley

List price: $18.95
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
Out of stock
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!


A remarkably candid and informative first-person account of surviving colon cancer and living after a colostomy. A helpful guide for anyone facing this life-altering surgery. Every year 70,000 people in the United States and Canada undergo colostomies. In 1994, Barbara Barrie became one of them. When the successful actress received the diagnosis of colorectal cancer, she knew that this was the greatest crisis she and her family would face. But it also became an adventure that, through courage and humor, brought new joys and a greater appreciation to her life. More than just a memoir,Don't Die of Embarrassmentprovides valuable information about the ostomy experience. She gives essential…    
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 3/18/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Barbara Barrie was a Tony nominee for her role in Company and an Academy Award nominee for best actress in Breaking Away. For several years she played Mrs. Barney Miller on the television series Barney Miller. She has performed Shakespeare at Stratford and with the New York Public Theater in Central Park, and she currently plays Brooke Shields's feisty grandmother on the hit series Suddenly Susan. She lives in New York City with her husband, Jay Harnick.

New Beginnings
Back to the Hotel
Hospital Charleston
Last Day of Shooting
First Visit to Dr. Eng
Second Visit to Dr. Eng
The Gottliebs
The CAT Scan
Should We Tell the Children?
Phone Call to Kids
First Night, Hospital
First Operation
Terry Haus
Home from the Hospital
Phone Call from Jim
The Call to Caroline
A Kelly Checkup
The Lady on the Bus
Irrigation Failure, Saltaire
Back to the Drawing Board
The Hernia Repair
An Episode for Television
Seeking Answers
Dr. Jackson
Dr. Eng Revisited
Before the Third Operation
After the Third Try
After-Play,Second Production
Lunch with Dr. Mears
Santa Barbara