C: Because Cowards Get Cancer Too

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Vermilion, 1999 - Cancer - 256 pages
Shortly before his 44th birthday, John Diamond received a call from the doctor who had removed a lump from his neck. Having been assured for the previous 2 years that this was a benign cyst, Diamond was told that it was, in fact, cancerous. Suddenly, this man who'd until this point been one of the world's greatest hypochondriacs, was genuinely faced with mortality. And what he saw scared the wits out of him. Out of necessity, he wrote about his feelings in his TIMES column and the response was staggering. Mailbag followed Diamond's story of life with, and without, a lump - the humiliations, the ridiculous bits, the funny bits, the tearful bits. It's compelling, profound, witty, in the mould of THE DIVING BELL & THE BUTTERFLY.

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UK columnist writes about the progression of his throat cancer and the treatments he endures. An interesting if not entirely enlightening account. Read full review

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John Diamond was a Journalist who wrote an amusing colum about his family life in the Sunday Times. Whilst he was in his early 40s he was diagnosed with cancer. He carried on writting his colum about ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

John Diamond died on March 1st 2001. He was one of Britain's most prolific journalists, columnists and broadcasters, having worked for most of the national papers and presented numerous radio and television series. He was married to Nigella Lawson, with whom he had two children.

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