Let me preface this entry by saying that the author of this book, Glenn Rockowitz, is a co-worker of mine. Now let me also say that he works in our Seattle office, and we have never met, talked and I am pretty sure he doesn’t know I exist. But through some co-workers, I heard that Glenn wrote a book about his fight with cancer. And when it came out on the Kindle, it was a no brainer for me to buy the book, partially out of support and partially out of curiosity.
Glenn seems like a very interesting guy. He is a stand-up comedian, used to write for Saturday Night Live, has directed the movie Hacks and now is a copywriter at WONGDOODY. That, and oh, he fought cancer a few times.
His book is called Rodeo in Joliet and it begins in his doctor’s office where Glenn gets diagnosed with cancer and is told that he has three months to live. From there on out, this book is a non-stop rollercoaster ride with the birth of his first son, his father’s mysterious illness, chemo, experiential treatment and some quality time in the midst of a London live sex show.
This is the most direct, hard-hitting and emotional cancer story I have ever read, watched or even heard about. It made me laugh, cry, laugh, cry and most definitely appreciate mine, my family’s and friends’ health. And who cries reading a book anyways?
This book kept me up until the wee hours of the morning, as I literally finished it in a day. I can honestly say that it’s the best book I have read since, ahem...Harry Potter.
Right now you can only buy the Kindle version Amazon, as the print edition is all sold out. That doesn't surprise me.
This book is a solid 10 out of 10.