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Michael Solomon is the author of Now It's Funny: How I Survived Cancer, Divorce and Other Looming Disasters and an award-winning film producer (How To Eat Your Watermelon In White Company (and Enjoy it) and Constantine's Sword).

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How Do I Tell My Son That I Have Cancer?

(1) Comments | Posted September 26, 2012 | 5:02 PM

Back when I got my first diagnosis, I had to find a way to tell my (then) 6-year-old son about my illness. Honesty is important, but when talking to children, it's equally important to remember that they process information much differently than adults. A few simple concepts kept us both...

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NEWS FLASH: Chief Justice Roberts Expounds on the New Chief Justice Roberts

(0) Comments | Posted August 29, 2012 | 5:33 PM

After a long summer filled with effusive praise from the American Left for his tie-breaking vote in favor of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, derisively known as Obamacare, Chief Justice John G. Roberts announced that he's decided to side with Justices Breyer, Ginsberg, Kagan, and Sotomayor on all...

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Sheldon Adelson: Have I Got a Deal for You

(8) Comments | Posted August 16, 2012 | 12:13 PM

Dear Mr. Sheldon Adelson,

I hear you're financing a new push to get disillusioned Jewish Democrats who voted for President Obama in the last election to vote Republican this November. Funny you should mention it, but I'm a Jewish Democrat who voted for Obama, and I'm disillusioned with a lot...

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In Memoriam et Gloriam: Katherine Russell Rich

(2) Comments | Posted June 11, 2012 | 8:54 AM

I've made friends in all kinds of strange ways but for the first time a few weeks ago I befriended a person who is no longer living. I assume she'll never know about our friendship, though I do hope she might have been agreeable to it, given a chance.

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Circumcision: The Movie

(7) Comments | Posted May 10, 2012 | 1:13 PM

Pitch meetings are standard in the movie business. You go into a room full of potential financiers to sell them on your idea. You've got three minutes, maximum. It's a tough crowd, so you learn certain ins and outs to up the odds that they'll buy your pitch. Define your...

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So You Have Cancer: 10 Things to Do Now, Even if You're Not Warren Buffett

(21) Comments | Posted April 24, 2012 | 7:10 AM

Cancer is all over the news lately, thanks to early detection, celebrity patients, and those ubiquitous "Hey Cancer" ads. Though medical breakthroughs may be in the offing, the Big C still packs a psycho/spiritual wallop for the newly initiated, no matter what effective tax rate you pay. Here are 10...

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