February 26, 2004
Our Cancer Year is an amazingly honest look at dealing with cancer, both individually and as a couple. The book, brilliantly illustrated by Frank Stack, has Harvey Pekar (of American Splendor film and book fame) struggle to overcome lymphoma with the help of his wife. Pekar and his wife gloss over none of the painful trials this causes, and their true love and determination to beat the disease together shines through.
Next in the 52 Books, 52 Weeks project is The Miracle of Castel Di Sangro, by Joe McGinniss. The story of a small Italian soccer club among the bigger teams in the Serie B, the book was recommended by frequent commenter Phil, and it's a book that I've been eying for a couple of years now.