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The Girl With Nine Wigs - A Memoir-logo

The Girl With Nine Wigs - A Memoir

Sophie van der Stap

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 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. 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. SOPHIE VAN DER STAP was 21 years old when she was diagnosed with cancer. Today she is 31 and the international ambassador and spokesperson for Orange Ribbon International, a charity organization whose mission is to make the eradication of childhood cancer a priority. She has written two novels and lives in Paris, France. An extraordinary book from an extraordinary girl. (Marie Claire (Germany)) [Sophie's diary] will give you goosebumps. (Elle Girl (Germany)) The grandeur of this book does not rest only in the description of pain that Sophie suffered but also the courage with which she suffered it. What Sophie van der Stap has written is truly a masterpiece; she has managed to seize the li

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 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. 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. SOPHIE VAN DER STAP was 21 years old when she was diagnosed with cancer. Today she is 31 and the international ambassador and spokesperson for Orange Ribbon International, a charity organization whose mission is to make the eradication of childhood cancer a priority. She has written two novels and lives in Paris, France. An extraordinary book from an extraordinary girl. (Marie Claire (Germany)) [Sophie's diary] will give you goosebumps. (Elle Girl (Germany)) The grandeur of this book does not rest only in the description of pain that Sophie suffered but also the courage with which she suffered it. What Sophie van der Stap has written is truly a masterpiece; she has managed to seize the li
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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 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. 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. SOPHIE VAN DER STAP was 21 years old when she was diagnosed with cancer. Today she is 31 and the international ambassador and spokesperson for Orange Ribbon International, a charity organization whose mission is to make the eradication of childhood cancer a priority. She has written two novels and lives in Paris, France. An extraordinary book from an extraordinary girl. (Marie Claire (Germany)) [Sophie's diary] will give you goosebumps. (Elle Girl (Germany)) The grandeur of this book does not rest only in the description of pain that Sophie suffered but also the courage with which she suffered it. What Sophie van der Stap has written is truly a masterpiece; she has managed to seize the li

Language:

English

Narrators:

Amanda Leigh Cobb

Length:

6h 45m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:47


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:11


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:22


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:48


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:36


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:31


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:00


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:14


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:02


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:16


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:50


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:03


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:45


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:03


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:11


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:37


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

01:01


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:39


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:59


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:38


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:32


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:49


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:01


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:33


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:58


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:37


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

01:42


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:11


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:04


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:09


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

00:46


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:02


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:29


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

01:28


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

01:36


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

01:48


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:36


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:49


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

01:34


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:57


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

01:18


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:24


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

01:24


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

01:08


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:40


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:22


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:37


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

01:33


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:15


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:11


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

00:58


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

02:18


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:28


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:38


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

01:44


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

01:57


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

00:49


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

02:36


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:24


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:04


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

01:18


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

00:16


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:30


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

01:38


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

02:18


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:48


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

01:02


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

01:37


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

02:43


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:13


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

00:56


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

02:54


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:23


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

00:50


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:42


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

01:21


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:33


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

01:30


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

00:47


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

01:57


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:21


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

00:56


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

02:37


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:49


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

01:59


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

01:28


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:27


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

02:26


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:24


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

00:28