Alan Eisenstock and Robert Schimmel - Cancer on Five Dollars a Day (chemo not included) - Little, Brown Book Group

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Cancer on Five Dollars a Day (chemo not included)

How Humor Got Me Through the Toughest Journey of My Life

By Alan Eisenstock and Robert Schimmel

  • Paperback
  • £8.99

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 humour, his searing honesty, and most of all, his passion to make people laugh. Indeed, it was his basic need to entertain,even if the only people around him were suffering from cancer and the room he was playing was the Mayo Clinic infusion centre,that 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.

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 humour, his searing honesty, and most of all, his passion to make people laugh. Indeed, it was his basic need to entertain,even if the only people around him were suffering from cancer and the room he was playing was the Mayo Clinic infusion centre,that 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.

Biographical Notes

Robert Schimmel was named one of Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Comics. He is a regular on Howard Stern and Conan O'Brien. He lives in Los Angeles. Alan Eisenstock is the author of several nonfiction works. He lives in Pacific Palisades, California.

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  • ISBN: 9780738213187
  • Publication date: 06 Jan 2009
  • Page count: 224
  • Imprint: Da Capo Lifelong Books
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