BOOKS

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Alive and Kicking

Alive & Kicking

The true life story of an NFL star's battle with ulcerative colitis, ostomy surgery, and hepatitis C.

And She Danced

And She Danced

An inspiring story of an abused child who becomes a dancer.

Another Bag Another Day

Another BAG Another DAY

A new world, a new life, a new normal.

Awesome Ollie

Awesome Ollie

A rhyming story that follows Ollie through ostomy surgery, recovery, and going home with his new stoma.

Bag Lady A Memoir

Bag Lady: A Memoir

A woman's struggle with the chronic, debilitating disease of ulcerative colitis.

Bags Around The World

BAGs Around The World

Thoughts and words offering solace and inspiration to ignite the human spirit.

Bedpan Banter

Bedpan Banter

Medical stories of humor and inspiration.

Better WITH a Bag Than IN a Bag

Better WITH A Bag Than IN A Bag

From the brink of death to recovery through humor and inspiration.

Coping With An Ostomy

Coping With An Ostomy

Guides to living with chronic illness for you and your family.

Courage Takes Guts

Courage Takes Guts

Life lessons of personal growth from living with Crohn's disease and an ileostomy.

Does This Gown

Does This Hospital Gown Come With Sequins?

Lisa Goodman-Helfand recalls her near-death experience after the birth of her second child.

Don't Die Of Embarrassment

Don't Die Of Embarrassment

Actress Barbara Barrie gives a candid account of surviving colon cancer and life with a colostomy.

Duct Tape Won't Stick

Duct Tape Won't Stick To A Leaky Ostomy Bag

David H. Brantley's journey with chronic illness, beating the odds and dreaming to live.

Embracing Life

Embracing Life

Twelve great comeback stories from ostomy surgery.

Everything Happens for a Reason

Everything Happens For A Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved

The prospect of her own mortality teaches Kate Bowler to live.

Gerry the Giraffe and his Tracheostomy

Gerry The Giraffe And His Super Awesome But Sometimes Icky Tracheostomy

An encouraging book to talk with children about tracheostomies.

Great Comebacks from Ostomy Surgery

Great Comebacks From Ostomy Surgery

Stories of people who have survived and thrived after ostomy surgery.

Gut Feelings

Gut Feelings

One family's story about their son who was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis.

Health the Way Nature

Health The Way Nature Intended

A step-by-step guide to eating and living well with a stoma.

I'd Like To Buy A Bowel

I'd Like To Buy A Bowel Please!

A compilation of stories of over eighty people who have an ostomy in common.

If The Battle Is Over, Why Am I Still In Uniform

If The Battle Is Over, Why Am I Still In Uniform?

A look at daily trials with colorectal cancer in a humorous and honest voice.

It's In The Bag

It's In The Bag And Under The Covers

The inside scoop on how people with an ostomy deal with dating, intimacy, and caregiving.

It's Not Over Till

It's Not Over Till The Bag Lady Rings

Get inside the mind of a bowel cancer patient and how to cope with this disease.

It's Okay To Have An Ostomy

It's Okay To Have An Ostomy

Ann Favreau informs and inspires by sharing prose and poetry about her ostomy journey.

Left Holding The Bag

Left Holding The Bag

The journey of a traveling ostomate.

Life With An Ostomy

Life With An Ostomy

One woman's story on life with an ostomy.

Living Well with an Ostomy

Living Well With An Ostomy

An guide that covers practical aspects of ostomy care.

Loo Rolls to Lycra

Loo Rolls to Lycra

An inspirational and insightful autobiography of Caroline Bramwell's Ironman dream.

Love, Light and Mermaid Tails

Love, Light And Mermaid Tails

One woman's healing journey back to wholeness through stage IV cancer.

My Leaky Body

My Leaky Body: Tales From The Gurney

Julie Devaney weakest moment spawns a crusade for change.

My Other Bag's a Prada

My Other Bag's A Prada

Quick and dirty tips for surviving an ileostomy.

Octavia the Octopus has an Ostomy

Octavia The Octopus Has An Ostomy

An octopus who loves to teach other sea creatures about her ostomy.

On Eagles Wings

On Eagle's Wings

The inspirational life of Annie Stites, Crohn's survivor and ostomate.

Positive Options for Living with Your Ostomy

Positive Options For Living With Your Ostomy

A self-help and treatment guide.

Pretty Girl Blues

Pretty Girl Blues

An autobiography of a childhood cancer survivor.

Recovering from Crohn's and Colitis

Recovering from Crohn's and Colitis

An integrative guide to healing from inflammatory bowel disease.

Second Act

Second Act

Barbara Barrie's life with a colostomy and other adventures.

Stanley And Me Make Three

Stanley And Me Make Three

From powerlessness to possibility, life with an ostomy.

The Fabulous Woman's

The Fabulous Woman's Guide Through Cancer

A lifestyle guide for women affected by cancer.

The Jock Connection

The Jock Connection

On the trail of Billy Bagman and the colostomy comic.

The Ostomy Book

The Ostomy Book

A guide to living comfortably with an ostomy.

The Ostomy Life

The Ostomy Life

An easy-to-understand guide to living with an ostomy.

The Ostomy Raft

The Ostomy Raft

Practical tips for living with a colostomy or ileostomy.

Women Fighters

Women Fighters

Photography from the Invisible Body Disabilities project.