Author Jeffrey Archer has written a very different kind of story - that of his prostate cancer surgery.
In the Daily Mail the author and former U.K. parliament member has extensively detailed being diagnosed with prostate cancer and the surgery that followed in December last year:
After I had stripped down to my pants and donned a hospital gown, I was taken to the operating theatre, where Mr Shah introduced me to his team of six, which included a robot from California called Da Vinci.
Mr Shah next showed me the six places on my stomach where he would make small incisions to allow Da Vinci's little fingers to enter my abdomen and remove my prostate. He would be operating the robot, he explained.
In the USA, Archer is best known as an author. He's had 13 books on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books List, and his most recent book, Be Careful What You Wish For, landed at No. 9. In the U.K. Archer is perhaps better known as a former Parliament member from the conservative party, and for having served a prison term for committing perjury.
Archer, 74, had not previously revealed his diagnosis. He is now cancer free, according to his story. He finishes by encouraging men over 50 to get tested.