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Author: Bryan Bishop Narrator: Bryan Bishop Publisher: Random House Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2014 ISBN: 9780553398397
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From the popular sidekick on the Guinness World Record-breaking Adam Carolla Show comes this candid, comical, and uplifting memoir of the author's courageous battle and recovery. At thirty years old Bryan Bishop’s life was right on track: as the sidekick on The Adam Carolla Show, his career was taking off and, newly engaged, his personal life was soaring to new heights. Then he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Suddenly Bryan’s promising future was looking at a troubling schedule of radiation and chemotherapy. But having found refuge in comedy, “Bald Bryan” recounts his alternately heartbreaking and hysterical experience of cancer treatment and recovery, from writing his will with the bravado of a pulp novelist, to taking chemo in a strip club, to achieving his life-long dream of getting another woman in the shower with him and his wife (even if it was only for physical therapy). These and other charmingly twisted scenes make the serious truly a laughing matter. Now four years since his initial diagnosis, Bryan celebrates how his aggressive treatment shrunk his tumor and gave him a new lease on life. Through odds and obstacles, blunders and dilemmas, Bryan radiates through his narrative with wonder and humor. This profound, honest, and surprisingly funny recovery audiobook is a Cancer Schmancer for the Jimmy Kimmel Live! crowd. Length: 8 hours and 01 minutes Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Since none of us is getting out of this alive, we are all measured, in a way, by the prospect of that mortality. Bryan Bishop has faced his ultimate truth with wit, compassion, honesty, and art, providing the rest of us with what we need most—inspiration.”

    Ken Burns, award-winning producer and director

  • “If ever there was a book that combines laugh-aloud humor and heartbreak, Bryan Bishop’s Shrinkage is it. It will grab hold of you and it won’t let go.”

    T. C. Boyle, New York Times bestselling author and PEN/Faulkner Award winner

  • “Told in dude-style prose just waiting to be filmed by Judd Apatow…Bishop writes powerfully about the frightening reality of his disease and the desperate search for treatment. Occasionally he offers a ‘Tumor Tip’ that gives advice in refreshingly plain, readable language…Scene after scene is both sad and funny.”

    Washington Post

  • “In his debut, Bishop, sidekick on The Adam Corolla Show, turns the story of his inoperable brain tumor into a comedic memoir of illness, courage, despair, and hope…It is this unflinching positive spirit of survival, as well as the steadfast strength and devotion of his wife Christie, that proves true the old adage—comedy is tragedy plus time. The book provides a relatable and informative look at cancer treatment that will benefit anyone who is or knows someone living with the disease.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Bishop attempts to lighten the solemn topic of cancer in his first book, which is part humorous memoir and part self-help guide. Shortly after getting engaged and scoring a gig as radio and television personality Adam Carolla’s acolyte, thirty-year-old Bishop was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor…Bishop delivers a moving testament to the goodness of friends, family, and strangers during times of need.”


  • “Radio personality Bishop, aka ‘Bald Bryan’ from the Adam Carolla Show podcast, depicts his battle with an inoperable brain tumor…A candid recounting of this funnyman’s navigation across cancer’s rocky terrain and his trek back to health. Bishop’s narrative brings a much-appreciated dose of human warmth to a dark and scary place.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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