About the author:
Michael Solomon, author of the memoir “Now It’s Funny: How I Survived Cancer, Divorce and Other Looming Disasters,” is a New York-born writer and award-winning documentary film producer. He has also written numerous screenplays, essays, and short stories.

As a filmmaker, Michael produced and photographed “How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (and Enjoy It),” an inspirational documentary film about renaissance man Melvin Van Peebles which was released theatrically in eight US cities including New York and Los Angeles. He also produced “Constantine’s Sword,” a documentary feature film based on the book by National Book Award-winning author James Carroll. “Constantine’s Sword” was a New York Times Critic’s Pick.

Michael is happily remarried and the proud father of two fine boys, his most successful and challenging productions to date.