If you read my recent posting, “Crazy, Funny Cancer”, you will know that I consider humor to be an essential part of every cancer patient’s (or caregiver’s) emotional “diet”. And there is some evidence that laughter actually boosts the body’s immune system.

So have you had your minimal daily requirement yet?

I am feeling a bit down today because I am grieving for a lost friend. So, to cheer myself up, I am going to investigate what is new in Jerry Perisho’s always entertaining prostate cancer universe. Jerry is a recent inductee to the online “Brotherhood of the Beast”, but fortunately for us, he is also a professional comedy writer who has penned jokes for the likes of Letterman and Leno. Jerry recently launched two funny and thoughtful blogs in which he muses about prostate cancer and life in general. I recommend them both.

The first blog, called “My Prostate’s in a Mason Jar by the Door” is “a mish-mash of serious and humorous views of prostate cancer”.


The second blog relates to Jerry’s excellent prostate cancer memoir, “I Barf, Therefore I Am: A Sensitive Comedy Writer’s Relationship With Cancer”.


I am going to write about Jerry’s book in a separate posting. So stay tuned.