Philip is twelve years old and life is pretty good. He gets on with his mum and gets by pretty well at school - in spite of
girl problems, teacher problems, bully problems and - er - poetry problems. Philip's happy-go-lucky life is disrupted when
his mother gets breast cancer. Bad enough that your mother is seriously ill - but could she not have developed a less embarrassing
kind of cancer - toe cancer, maybe, or ear cancer? Philip's attempts to cope with his situation are both hilarious and touching.
Through it all, he's writing letters to his hero, the comedian Harry Hill, looking for advice. A hilarious take on the unfunny
subject of cancer; this book brings one of modern life's most prevalent illnesses into the light and gives it a human face