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9780060161705 This is a heartwarming book about kids surviving cancer. America's favorite family writer brings us the stories of children who have every hope of beating the odds and living to drive their parents crazy. The reader will smile at their wisdom, be dazzled by their insights, and share the joys of their triumphs. At first Erma Bombeck was apprehensive about the humor that could be found in such a serious topic. But as one of the kids she met asked, "Would you be happier if we cried all the time?" Erma soon realized that within these gutsy kids was a motherlode of optimism, laughter, and love of life waiting to be mined. And now readers will be rewarded with the treasures of this book. We meet kids and their families conquering the most difficult times of all. Along the way we get to know mothers, fathers, siblings, friends, schoolmates, relatives, doctors, and teachers. I Want to Grow Hair, I Want to Grow Up, I Want to Go to Boise is as unique as the kids themselves. It is not a medical book; nor is it a sad book. It sparkles with innocence and glistens with hope.