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“An unbelievable story told with an aching and muscular prose that grips you by the throat and
doesn’t let you put it down. So beautiful.”
Teresa Strasser,
author of Exploiting My Baby: A Memoir of Pregnancy and Childbirth

“When I finished the book I walked around in shock—at the intensity and the humor and the poetry.
Glenn has written one of the most intense and perfect memoirs I’ve ever read.”
Lauren Weedman, author of A Woman Trapped in a Woman’s Body: Tales from a Life of Cringe

“Upon reading Rodeo in Joliet, you will want to 1) Bitch slap Glenn 2) Hug Glenn, and 3) Buy Glenn a beer.
What you won’t want to do is stop reading this gut-wrenching, hilarious, and strangely inspiring account
of life on the edge of the abyss. If Bukowski had written a memoir about cancer, it would have been like
Rodeo in Joliet, only not as good.”
Brendan Halpin, author of Donorboy and I Can See Clearly Now

“Because Glenn is a comedy man, the breaking open of his heart is even more poignant and the humanity
and the comedy blasts through—making this one of the funniest, most personal and intimate books I’ve
ever read.”
Wendy Spero, author of Microthrills: True Stories from a Life of Small Highs

“ exhilarating rollercoaster ride that is, at once, heartbreaking and heartwarming, funny and sad, joyous
and jolting. A must-read for anyone who knows anyone dealing with cancer. There are many books by and
about cancer patients. None, however, is as powerful or moving as this one.”
Allen Klein, author of The Courage to Laugh

“As a faculty member, I believe that Rodeo in Joliet, should be required reading for all medical students
before walking onto the ward. As a cancer survivor and physician, I’m again struck by the capricious
nature of this disease and the fragility of our time here. Rockowitz tells it just like it is.”
Brandon Hayes-Lattin, M.D., director of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, Knight Cancer Institute


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