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Jason Micheli, a young father, husband, and pastor, was diagnosed with a bone cancer so rare and deadly that his doctors didn't classify it with one of the normal four stagesthey simply called it "stage-serious." But Micheli wasn't going to let the cancer kill his spirit, his faith, or his sense of humor. He knew that the promise of faith makes hope possible. And approaching cancer as fodder for some bowel-busting humor helps, too. This is a funny, no-holds-barred, irreverent-yet-faithful take on the disease that has touched every family.
|Publisher:||Augsburg Fortress, Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)|
Table of Contents
Introduction: Cancer Is Funny vii
1 I Thought I Had Cancer 1
2 Tumor Baby 31
3 Chemo Sissy 56
4 Side Effects 91
5 Amazing Dis-Grace 115
6 Nadir 142
7 The Last Straw 172
8 The Joke's on You 196
Post Script 225
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Jason Micheli’s new book, Cancer Is Funny: Keeping Faith in Stage-Serious Chemo, is not a have you heard the one about book. It is also not a book written by a minister of religion who decided it best to skip over the messy parts of stage-serious cancer and showcase only a steadfast application of church doctrine and a bow to the sanctity of biblical scripture. Yes, it could be argued that once you cast your lot in the universe of pastoral membership, there are expectations and protocols to be upheld. However, rest assured there are multitudes of offerings and lessons learned from the bread and wine menu served by the grace-filled love of his “non-prick” God. Each is expertly woven into Jason’s heroic duel with cancer and the pillars of a faith that would sustain him time after time. This account of how one phone call upended a perfectly enjoyable life for the Micheli family and how cancer now the new bride until death do part is funny, while heartwarming and heartbreaking. The rawness in this disease-laden reflection is written with intelligent cheeky humor and profound eloquence – handled with care and given to us as a gift for living our life. The perfect GPS treasure chest for when life takes an unexpected U-turn and the prognosis can only be classified in enigmatic genera terms … stage-serious. Come as you are when you read Jason Micheli’s Cancer Is Funny book, but I promise you will leave a far better person – perhaps the person you were always intended to be. P.S. If after you have read the last sentence on the final page of Cancer Is Funny and think you have met a new friend in Jason Micheli, you are only a click away from continuing the relationship. Jason’s blog and podcasts at tamedcynic.org echo the man you met within the pages of his funny new book.