Simply Blunderful

A cancer survivor’s illustrated guide to flaming tennis balls, camping catastrophes and the many obstacles life throws our way

$25 (+$6 shipping) | 242 pages | softcover | preview first three chapters

Funny stories. Good advice. Oodles of doodles.

From climate change to clashes with co-workers, obstacles come in all shapes and sizes. The biggest one Josh Martin ever faced was an aggressive blood cancer. To beat the odds, he’d need to draw on many important lessons he learned from a lifetime of blunderful misadventures. 

This handbook is packed with laugh-out-loud true stories, as well as practical advice to help you through whatever challenge you might be facing. Find out what duct-taping a duffel bag to his brother’s back taught Josh about quick fixes. Or what digging wells in Africa taught him about getting to the root of a problem. Or what multiple run-ins with Bill Clinton’s security detail taught him about adaptability. It’s self-help with a sense of humour. Because personal development tips are far more memorable when they come with a punchline.


“I’m a family physician, and I plan to send people to your website and your book when they need a ‘pep talk’ related to a new diagnosis, some anxiety, or a new life direction. I love the crazy stories and they add so much to the lessons, rather than just a list of resilience ideas. There’s a lot of generalized anxiety out there right now, and a ton of negativity. It was a breath of fresh air to read the blunderful book” — Dr. Karen Armstrong

“Not only do I enjoy your stories but I love your illustrations. You are a master at conveying the essence of each incident in a few short strokes. That takes talent.” — Denise Dalton

Print edition details

Author & illustrator: Josh Martin

Pages: 242, black and white

Format: Softcover

Book dimensions: 7″ x 9″

Language: English

ISBN: 978-1-7780299-1-2 

Published March 2022