You know what's a great idea when you're feeling subhuman? You should definitely read a book about kids with cancer. Even though it's supposed to be an 'uplifting' book about kids with cancer - and their parents, siblings, doctors, relationships, lives - still probably not the best thing to get you out of a funk. It was well written, of course (Ms. Bombeck's humor is sneaky and broad), and I liked that it approached kids with cancer as if they were, you know... actual human beings with whole lives that need to be taken into consideration. I'm not sure how great the scientific info is, since it's 25-ish years out of date (and Ms. Bombeck herself says never read books about cancer that are more than five years old because everything they say will be wrong), and I can only hope that all the progress she discusses as fact in the mid-1980's has continued so that in the mid 2010's we're that much closer to making childhood cancer an unthinkable circumstance.