Robert Schimmel's Cancer On $5 A Day (chemo not included): How Humor Got Me Through the Toughest Journey of My Life book is a fabulously written book on his battle with cancer. The stand-up comedian is edgy and hilarious throughout this 240 page hardcover book.
Robert Schimmel was at the top of his career in 2000. He had won the stand-up of the year award, his HBO special was a hit, and his sitcom was making headway. Then he got the news...
Robert Schimmel was diagnosed with Stage III non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, and was told he would have to undergo chemotherapy immediately. Because of this, his sitcom was canned and he started losing momentum.
But, Schimmel wasn't going to let a little bout of cancer stop him from what he loved most, and that was to entertain. He never lost his sense of humor, and if ever he needed it most, now was the time.
Cancer On $5 A Day is a laugh out loud and profound account of one man facing a deadly disease and how he was better to understand himself.
Robert Schimmel lives in Los Angeles, and was named one of Comedy Central's top 100 greatest comics. He has had specials on HBO and Showtime, and he also consistently sold out club dates. This is one truly funny man, and Cancer On $5 A Day is just another proof of that.