These are links to books about cancer but, more specifically, the human side of cancer. Perhaps it is the humorous side, perhaps the fearful side, but they are books that come from the heart.
A Life in the Balance
by Scott Burton
A sensitive look at survivorship
through the eyes of a stand-up comic
(yes, it's my book. But it's really worth reading.
I know -- I've read it.)
Time on Fire
by Evan Handler
An intense ride.
Mr. Handler can be savage. But he's
very perceptive and an excellent
The Red Devil: To Hell With Cancer -- And Back
by Katherine Russel Rich
A very well reviewed book on
a woman's battle with breast cancer
Because Cowards Get Cancer Too : A Hypochondriac Confronts His Nemesis
by John Diamond
Another book people seem to love. He doesn't soft peddle the experience,
but deftly writes with humor and keen perception.
by Dan Shapiro
Sounds like a book I'd like.
It was recommended by a friend and stand-out cancer survivor, Dr. Wendy Harpham
Bald in the Land of Big Hair
by Joni Rogers
Another book recommended by Dr. Harpham.
God said, "Ha"
by Julia Sweeney
Former Saturday Night Live alum.
I do believe it's soon to be a movie
I'm Alive and the Doctor's Dead
by Sue Buchanan
A friend from Nashville.
She's got a fun, warm sense of humor
and a friendly writing style
To Run the Race with Joy
by Sandy Rice
This book was recommended via email.
It tells of breast cancer from the caregiver's view.
Cancer Free: The Miracle
by Thomas Marrow
One man taking it upon himself
to help his own body recover from
level four skin cancer