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Now It's Funny: How I Survived Cancer, Divorce and Other Looming Disasters [NOOK Book]

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Now It's Funny: How I Survived Cancer, Divorce, and Other Looming Disasters is a modern hybrid, on one hand a page-turning medical thriller, and on the other a hilarious romp through the mind of a man bedazzled by fatherhood and midlife. What makes it so different from other "illness" memoirs is that it reads like a movie: in its frenetic pace, its intensity, and its improbable and relentless humor. In the same way that A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius was grounded in a cancer story, Now It's Funny... ...
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Now It's Funny: How I Survived Cancer, Divorce and Other Looming Disasters

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Overview

Now It's Funny: How I Survived Cancer, Divorce, and Other Looming Disasters is a modern hybrid, on one hand a page-turning medical thriller, and on the other a hilarious romp through the mind of a man bedazzled by fatherhood and midlife. What makes it so different from other "illness" memoirs is that it reads like a movie: in its frenetic pace, its intensity, and its improbable and relentless humor. In the same way that A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius was grounded in a cancer story, Now It's Funny... transcends its medical milieu and introduces a fresh new voice into the realm of non-fiction to tell a heartfelt story about a father's search for meaning and his undying devotion to his sons.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013983731
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • Publication date: 2/16/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 204
  • Sales rank: 1,159,898
  • File size: 723 KB

Meet the Author

Michael Solomon, author of the memoir "Now It's Funny: How I Survived Cancer, Divorce and Other Looming Disasters," is a New York-born writer and award winning documentary film producer.

His most acclaimed movie is "Constantine's Sword," a documentary feature film he produced based on the book by National Book Award-winning author James Carroll. "Constantine's Sword" was a New York Times Critic's Pick and was released theatrically in over 80 cities including New York and Los Angeles. Michael also produced and photographed "How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (and Enjoy It)," an award-winning documentary film about renaissance man Melvin Van Peebles.

He is the proud father of two fine boys, his most successful and challenging productions of all.
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  • Posted April 12, 2012

    Compelling tale of how adversity makes us stronger. Highly recommended.

    I am a personal friend of the author who was out of touch with him for the period covered by the book. I recently reconnected with him and purchased the book out of curiosity and loyalty. I expected just another ebook attempting to relate the author's life changing experiences. Well, it is about the author's life changing experiences but it is not just another ebook. It is a compelling and very readable story about the "Big C" and other life experiences. It is about death, despair, broken relationships but it is also about life, renewal, hope and salvation. And most of all it is funny - genuinely funny. It is sad, moving but very uplifting at the end. I cannot wait for the sequel.

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