Funny Books About Cancer
It's a horrible disease, but there are surprising numbers of funny, touching memoirs about dealing with cancer and other serious illnesses.
1 The Cost of Hope: A Memoir
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 401 ratings
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2 Cancer Schmancer
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 634 ratings
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3 The Cancer Survivors Club
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4 Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips
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5 Cancer Vixen
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6 God Said, "Ha!"
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6 Getting It Off My Chest
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6 It's Probably Nothing...*: ...
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9 Cancer is a Bitch
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10 Cancer on Five Dollars a Da...
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11 Nobody Puts Swayze in the C...
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11 The Nazi War on Cancer
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11 A Cancer Prevention Guide f...
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11 Lopsided: How Having Breast...
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11 the little pink ebook of mo...
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11 The Rescue
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11 Boob Envy
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11 Storm in a B Cup - A Breast...
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11 What About the Hair Down Th...
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11 Following Zippy
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11 Shrinkage: Manhood, Marriag...
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22 Shit Magnet: One Man's Mira...
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23 Lucky Man: A Memoir
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23 Cancer Made Me a Shallower ...
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25 Backus Strikes Back
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26 I'd Rather Do Chemo Than Cl...
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27 Eight Billion Steps: My Imp...
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28 Not Now... I'm Having A No ...
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Darkpool (protesting GR censorship) Not sure why "Lucky Man" is on this list. Michael J Fox doesn't have cancer, he has Parkinson's. It is an excellent book tho.


message 2: by Loren (new)

Loren Backus Strikes Back is also about Parkinson's- I put them on the list because they are about treating serious illness with humor- maybe the list should be called Funny Books About Illness, but that isn't as catchy!


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Loren wrote: "Backus Strikes Back is also about Parkinson's- I put them on the list because they are about treating serious illness with humor- maybe the list should be called Funny Books About Illness, but that..."

Then may I add Don't Kill the Birthday Girl as she treats severe food allergy with great humor which I find amazing?


message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

I will delete it if you don't want it here.


message 5: by Loren (new)

Loren ~☆ Alice☆~ wrote: "Loren wrote: "Backus Strikes Back is also about Parkinson's- I put them on the list because they are about treating serious illness with humor- maybe the list should be called Funny Books About Ill..."

Please do post! I'm sure there have been many great books since this list started!


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