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Book Info

Author's Name

Michael Solomon


Now It's Funny: How I Survived Cancer, Divorce and Other Looming Disasters is a modern hybrid; on one hand a page-turning medical thriller, and on the other a hilarious romp through the mind of a man bedazzled by fatherhood and midlife. What makes it so different from other "illness" memoirs is that it reads like a movie: in its frenetic pace, its intensity, and its improbable and relentless humor. In the same way that A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius was grounded in a cancer story, Even Odds... introduces a fresh new voice into the realm of non-fiction, and transcends its medical milieu to tell a heartfelt story about a father's search for meaning and his undying devotion to his sons.

Size Info

Trim size: 5.25" x 8",
Page count: 223,
Interior type: Black and White,
Page color: White,
Spine width: 0.502"

Target Audience

Who are your readers?

Cancer patients, cancer care providers, anyone whose life has been touched by cancer, divorcees, parents/spouses with "issues," anyone in need of a laugh.

What 3 things would you like to communicate to your readers with this design?

The book is funny, the protagonist is simpatico and irreverent, and the immediacy of the story is palpable.

Style and Content

What colors do you want to see in your design?

I'm open, except for pink.

What colors do you NOT want to see in your design?


Describe the style(s) you like (traditional, modern, etc.)

Modern but not cutesy. I don't want people to feel it's another cancer book with a bunch of cleverness. Rather, it should fell like if Paul Rudd suddenly woke up in the middle of The Bourne Conspiracy.

What content must be included in your design?

Title and subtitle



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