Cancer on Five Dollars a Day (chemo not included)
How Humor Got Me Through the Toughest Journey of My Life
Robert Schimmel & Alan Eisenstock
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In the spring of 2000, stand-up comedian Robert Schimmel was diagnosed with stage III non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and soon the fire of his white-hot career started to fizzle.
But Schimmel never lost his sense of humor, his searing honesty, and most of all, his passion to make people laugh. Indeed, it was his basic need to entertaineven if the only people around him were suffering from cancer and the room he was playing was the Mayo Clinic infusion centerthat carried him through his ordeal.
Alternately laugh-out-loud funny and deeply moving, Cancer on $5 a Day is a stirring account of how one man’s face-off with a deadly disease helped him better understand himself, and ultimately changed his life.
From Publishers Weekly
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Following comedians most of my life, I had only heard of this guy. That was until I saw him on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno one time, really changed my life. The very next day I just had to go out and buy the book and read it in one weekend. This book had me laughing throughout its entirety and would and have highly recommend this book to anyone.