In this true story, Walter Harp brings readers along for the ride on his hair-raising, heart-breaking, hope-making adventures with acute, life-threatening leukemia. He pulls no punches, writing with candor of the horrors of cancer as he humanizes it. This engrossing and poignant book is terrifying and tragic, uplifting and funny.
Leukemia, like most serious illness, is fearsome particularly when it repeatedly recurs and no treatment options remain. It hijacks and destroys lives without warning, reason, or compassion. Despite dire odds, many people endure, even when they re told the end has come.
Into the Fun House is the story of one such survivor thus far--the leukemia keeps coming back--and his family, of living a normal life of work, joy, and love while simultaneously enduring a surreal, parallel world of medicine and menace.