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"When people laugh like hell and then say, 'That's not funny', you can be pretty sure they're talking about John Callahan."
-- P.J.,O'Rourke, author of Holidays in Hell
"Actually Callahan goes too far, and he'll take you with him.... He'll move muscles you don't know you have." -- Roy Blount, Jr.
"John Callahan doesn't need feet to go far. He does it with guts, brains, fingers, and a wonderful sick sense of humor."
Is it possible to find humor -- corrosive, taboo-shattering, laugh-till-you-cry humor -- in the story of a 38-year-old- cartoonist who's both a quadriplegic and a recovering alcoholic? The answer is yes, if the cartoonist is John Callahan -- whose infamous work has graced the pages of Omni, Penthouse, and The New Yorker -- and if he's telling it in his own words and pictures. But Callahan's uncensored account of his troubled -- and sometimes impossible -- life is also genuinely inspiring. Without self-pity or self-righteousness, this liberating book tells us how a quadriplegic with a healthy libido has sex, what it's like to live in the exitless maze of the welfare system, where a cartoonist finds his comedy, and how a man with no reason to believe in anything discovers his own brand of faith.See all Editorial Reviews
Maybe Callahan didn't get far on foot, but he sure got far in life. As a Portland resident with the same last name …. also in a wheelchair, how could I resist reading it? Read morePublished 7 months ago by Puddletown Sue
Don’t Worry... is the troubling, emotional, and evocative autobiography of the shock-cartoonist John Callahan wrote at thirty-nine about his accident, alcoholism, and life leading... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Garrett Zecker
This was a book I didn't want to read because it was a tad too offensive but I read it to the end. You can't help but laugh. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Virginia Furney
I loved this book. It's been a while since I read it, but I remember it very well, it is the kind of memoir you won't soon forget. Read morePublished on May 5, 2012 by K. Rusinack
I've read a fair number of stories about substance abuse by people both unknown and famous (rock star biographies are nothing if not diaries of substance abuse), and I gotta hand... Read morePublished on February 14, 2008 by buddyhead
John Callahan tells a funny and honest story about a man who put himself into a wheelchair (drunk driving) and then continued to drink for years after he became a quadriplegic. Read morePublished on February 10, 2008 by Sam I Am
Full disclosure: My brother is married to John's sister. I recommend this book to all of my friends who have never heard of John. Read morePublished on August 21, 2007 by Patrick Duffy