Pear Shaped: The Funniest Book So Far This Year About Brain Cancer
Author: Adam Blain
Format: Kindle Edition
Publisher: Carl Stockley
Release Date: March 11, 2015
Now available, the sequel Grin and Pear It
"My husband @SenJohnMcCain read from your book every day. It made him laugh." Cindy McCain
"This book is funny, moving and inspirational. I read some of it and had to get him on my radio show." Christian O'Connell, Absolute Radio Breakfast Show DJ
"So honest, uninhibited, down-to-earth and readable despite the difficult subject. The best non-fiction book I have read in a very long time.....and I strongly recommend it." Peter J
"Hilarious and moving in equal measures. What a brave man!" David Reuben
"Adam Blain manages to be funny, poignant and inspiring describing with heart breaking honesty his journey so far, beginning with a diagnosis no one ever wants to face." RG
A must-read memoir about coping with cancer
Adam is a middle aged father of three. Completely out of the blue, and for no reason other than sheer dumb chance, he was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive brain tumour. Adam has endured radiotherapy and chemotherapy which were preceded by major brain surgery to remove the tumour - helpfully described by his surgeon as being the size and shape of a pear.
Using the blackest of humour, this book charts Adam's journey from normality to having a disease regularly described as a “death sentence”. How will he cope with the treatment? How will his relationship with family and friends be affected? Most important of all, how will his hair come through this?
Quite simply, it is the funniest book so far this year about brain cancer.
Warning - this book is intended for mature audiences due to the subject matter and use of strong language.