February 26, 2004
10 Down, 42 To Go

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.

Posted by david on February 26, 2004

I love that book!

Posted by: omit on February 26, 2004 08:31 AM

truly great and hilarious and sad and warped story of some unique characters by a deluded author

it all works perfectly for us as a reader

hardcover copies of this book can be found at most american chain bookstores on the clearance racks for 3 or 4 dollars

i buy every copy i ever see and give them to my soccer loving friends as gifts!!

Posted by: bruce on February 26, 2004 12:31 PM

I found my hardback copy at the infamous "Unclaimed baggage center" in glorious Scottsboro, Alabama, home to unclaimed airlines baggage from around the world.

Posted by: david on February 26, 2004 02:00 PM
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