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Humorous Books for People with Cancer

Following is a selection of humorous books about cancer. Click on any of the titles to view the entire description.


Cancer Is Funny: Keeping Faith in Stage-Serious Chemo          (Jason Micheli)

This is a funny, no-holds-barred, irreverent-yet-faithful take on a disease that touches every family. 

The Men's Club        (Bernt Gottlieb)

A book on how to lose your prostate without losing your sense of humor. 

Cancer Crackup: A book of chemo-induced wit and whimsy           (Alisa Grodsky)

A comical collection of uplifting, whimsical and humorous thoughts about a very ominous and serious disease.

The Puddle Jumper's Guide to Kicking Cancer              (Elizabeth A. Billups)

A true story about a spunky puddle jumper and her dog who give readers an honest, hopeful, and even funny look at what it’s really like to kick cancer. 


I Want to Grow Hair, I Want to Grow Up, I Want to go to Boise    (Emma Bombeck)

A humorous book on how to survive cancer. 

God said, Ha!         (Julia Sweeney)

Hilarious, unflinchingly honest, and moving, this is Julia Sweeney's memoir of one disastrous year in her life.


The Victoria's Secret Catalog Never Stops Coming          (Jennie Nash.)

...and other lessons I learned from breast cancer. Touching and courageous, this books blends the medical realities of breast cancer with the wise and thoughtful opinions of author Jennie Nash. Nashs shares every step of her experience with breast cancer in a series of lessons that divide chapters into stories equally meaningful to survivors and their friends and families. 


Not Now... I'm having a No Hair Day          (Christine Clifford)

Straight forward and honest. This book paints a realistic picture of what it was like for Christine Clifford to discover breast cancer, undergo surgery, and endure month of radiation and chemotherapy treatments. Her moments of fear, frustration, embarrassment, love, and joy are captured playfully in 60 cartoons. 


I'd Rather Do Chemo Than Clean Out the Garage: Choosing Laughter Over Tears




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