Cancer on Five Dollars a Day* (*chemo not included)

How Humor Got Me Through the Toughest Journey of My Life

By Robert Schimmel
(Da Capo Press, Hardcover, 9780738211589, 224pp.)

Publication Date: January 2008

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback

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Stand-up comedian Robert Schimmel’s edgy, hilarious, and poignant musings on his battle with cancer

About the Author

Robert Schimmel, named one of Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Comics, has had Showtime and HBO specials, bestselling CDs, a Fox TV pilot, consistently sold-out club dates, and is a regular on both Howard Stern and Conan O’Brien. He lives in Los Angeles.

Wednesday, Sep 8, 2010

The 60-year-old comedian, who often joked about his own life in his raunchy stand-up routines, died Friday from injuries suffered in a car accident. Fresh Air remembers Schimmel with highlights from a 2008 interview in which he discusses his memoir Cancer On $5 A Day. More at

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