Cancer is a serious illness that affects millions of people around the world. However, sometimes, laughter is the best medicine. Actually, that’s not true: chemo is.
However, there are a variety of books about cancer that tackle the topic with humor. These books offer a unique perspective on the cancer experience and provide readers with a new way to approach the subject. In this article, we will explore the top funny books about cancer, including both fiction and non-fiction works.
“The Fault in Our Stars” is a heartwarming novel that tells the story of Hazel Grace Lancaster, a 16-year-old girl with cancer. Despite her diagnosis, Hazel maintains a sense of humor and wit throughout the book, making readers laugh and cry at the same time. The book also highlights the power of love and friendship in the face of adversity.
Gail Konop Baker’s memoir is a hilarious and honest account of her battle with breast cancer. The book offers a unique perspective on the cancer experience, and Baker’s witty writing style will have readers laughing out loud.
“The Last Lecture” is a memoir by Randy Pausch, a professor of computer science who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. While the book deals with serious topics, such as facing mortality and leaving a legacy, it is also full of humor and optimism. Pausch’s lecture-turned-book offers valuable insights on how to live life to the fullest, even in the face of adversity.
In “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Chemo,” Luke Ryan shares his experiences of being diagnosed with cancer at the age of 26. The book is a hilarious and irreverent account of his journey, full of witty observations and humorous anecdotes.
“The Cancer Olympics” is a memoir by Robin McGee, a clinical psychologist who was diagnosed with stage III colorectal cancer. The book offers a humorous and insightful look at the cancer experience, including the awkward conversations and embarrassing moments that come with the disease.
“When Breath Becomes Air” is a memoir by Paul Kalanithi, a neurosurgeon who was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. While the book deals with heavy topics, including mortality and the meaning of life, it is also full of wit and humor. Kalanithi’s writing is both poignant and funny, making this a must-read for anyone facing a serious illness.
“The C Word” is a memoir by Lisa Lynch, a British journalist who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 28. The book is a funny and honest account of her journey, including the highs and lows of treatment and the unexpected moments of humor that helped her get through it all.
“Chemo-Therapist” is a memoir by Mary Potter Kenyon, a writer and mother of seven who was diagnosed with breast cancer. The book is a funny and heartwarming account of her journey, including the impact of the disease on her marriage and family. Kenyon’s writing is both funny and poignant, making this a must-read for anyone facing a serious illness.