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Shrinkage: Manhood, Marriage, and the Tumor That Tried to Kill Me Hardcover – April 29, 2014
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“Told in dude-style prose just waiting to be filmed by Judd Apatow…Bishop writes powerfully about the frightening reality of his disease and the desperate search for treatment. Occasionally he offers a 'Tumor Tip' that gives advice in refreshingly plain, readable language…Scene after scene is both sad and funny.” ―The Washington Post
“If ever there was a book that combines laugh-aloud humor and heartbreak, Bryan Bishop's Shrinkage is it. It will grab hold of you and it won't let go.” ―T. C. Boyle, New York Times bestselling author and PEN/Faulkner Award winner
“Since none of us is getting out of this alive, we are all measured, in a way, by the prospect of that mortality. Bryan Bishop has faced his ultimate truth with wit, compassion, honesty and art, providing the rest of us with what we need most--inspiration.” ―Ken Burns, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Filmmaker
“In his debut, Bishop, sidekick on The Adam Corolla Show, turns the story of his inoperable brain tumor into a comedic memoir of illness, courage, despair, and hope…Still, whether he is being serious or funny, the heart of the book lays in his battle with cancer, which, though it causes him to lose his mobility, voice and masculinity, never causes him to lose hope. It is this unflinching positive spirit of survival, as well as the steadfast strength and devotion of his wife Christie, that proves true the old adage--comedy is tragedy plus time. The book provides a relatable and informative look at cancer treatment that will benefit anyone who is or knows someone living with the disease.” ―Publishers Weekly
“A candid recounting of this funnyman's navigation across cancer's rocky terrain and his trek back to health. Bishop's narrative brings a much-appreciated dose of human warmth to a dark and scary place.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“Bishop delivers a moving testament to the goodness of friends, family, and strangers during times of need.” ―Booklist
“Bishop's …positive attitude remains intact…It's an attitude that no doubt can inspire others…[a] very engaging and uplifting book.” ―San Antonio Express-News Review
“Bryan is smart and knows it. And wants you to know it. As you read this book you'll see just how sharp and clever he is.” ―from the Foreword by Adam Carolla
“This is a must read for anyone with a pulse.” ―Dr. Drew Pinsky, Loveline and Dr. Drew on Call
“Bald Bryan puts the can in cancer and the bone in boner!” ―Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Kimmel Live!
“Greatly supplementing the heartfelt...funny account that follows are Bishop's Tumor Tips--extremely useful nuggets of advice for anyone navigating a scary battle with a life-threatening disease.” ―Penthouse
“Instead of giving up, Bryan found refuge in comedy. Within the page of Shrinkage, Bryan recounts several experiences of his treatment and recovery through a comedic lens while never losing sight of the stark reality of his diagnosis.” ―Star & Lamp Review
“I laughed out loud and even shed a few tears. I learned something too: he taught me facts about having cancer that aren't in medical textbooks… the book speaks eloquently of the power of having good friends, and that, together with good chemotherapy, a sense of humor, love, determination and self-belief, it is possible to survive ordeals such as this while remaining uncompromisingly yourself.” ―Lancet Oncology Journal
“Cancer is not funny. But...this book about Bryan's cancer is VERY funny. I'm so confused.” ―Bobby Moynihan, Saturday Night Live
“Bryan is truly the most underrated of comedic sidekicks and talents in radio and new media. What makes Bryan's book even more special is his life journey, which will inspire all who read it.” ―Maria Menounos, New York Times bestselling author and host of Extra
“Bryan's story is heartwarming, funny as hell, and as inspirational as they come.” ―Jerry O'Connell, actor
“[An] insightful memoir of Bald Bryan who maintains his sense of humor and positive outlook on life while battling brain cancer. An honest, smart read...” ―Natalie Coughlin, 12-time Olympic medalist swimmer
“Bryan's book gives the reader a glimpse into how to approach one of life's true nightmares with complete pragmatism and calm. This book is a must read.” ―Jay Mohr, actor
“It's honestly brilliant.” ―Teresa Strasser, bestselling author and host of The List
“As a fan of the show, I loved the insight into a time I only had glimpses of via the podcast. Expected it to break my heart a bit, didn't expect all the funny.” ―John Cho, Harold & Kumar and Star Trek
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Very good book. Many touching moments, and filled with tidbits that are useful for anyone going through serious medical issues. Well written and entertaining as well.Published 2 days ago by B.Rubble
For anyone going through cancer or some life threatening disease, I recommend reading this book. I'm a fan of the show and enjoy Bald Bryan's quips which is why I chose to read his... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I haven't personally experienced radiation and chemo and it's been many years since I've had a loved one go through it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Heidi Heath
So funny. A man applies humor throughout his life while fighting a brain tumor.Published 4 months ago by Laurig
I enjoyed this book partly because I had just endured some of the very same things as the author. Good read if you are going to have any medical procedures done and good message... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kathy N.
Good information and funny outlook on Bryan Bishop's brain cancer ordeal.Published 4 months ago by Marc A.
This story is so well written, you know it's going to be a sad story, but you don't realize that you will laugh out loud. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kindle Customer