No Cure for Cancer

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Anchor Books, 1992 - Drama - 133 pages
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An uproarious and lacerating meditation on life--and death--by a celebrated new voice on the comedy scene. Leary employs his ferocious wit and sharp intellect to confront society and its ills and forces us to face the issues we are all most afraid of. "Absolutely brilliant . . . the real cutting edge of American comedy".--The Boston Globe.

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User Review  - Joe - Goodreads

3.5 stars, really, but not enough to push it up to 4 stars. Much as I enjoy Denis Leary's aggressive insult comedy, it's very situationally specific (as all comedy is, to some extent, but his ... Read full review



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Comedian and actor Denis Colin Leary was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on August 18, 1957 and holds dual citizenship in the U. S. and Ireland. He graduated from Emerson College in Boston in 1979 and taught comedy writing classes there. Leary has appeared in over 40 movies and been nominated for several Emmy and Golden Globe awards. He is the star and co-creator of the television show Rescue Me. Leary has also produced many movies, television shows, and specials, and he guest-starred on an episode of The Simpsons. Leary wrote the bestselling book Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid in 2008. He created the Leary Firefighters Foundation in 2000, which contributes funds to Massachusetts and New York City fire departments. He has also raised money for the families of the firemen killed on September 11, 2001, as well as donated boats to New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. Leary married Ann Lembeck in 1989 and has two children.

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