Roger EbertAfter losing his voice and part of his jaw to cancer four years ago, Roger Ebert now eats through a tube and speaks through a computer program or writes notes to communicate.

But the famed movie critic is doing well. "There is no need to pity me. Look how happy I am," he writes when someone looks at him sadly. A new interview with Esquire captures what his life is like now, since surgeries stripped him of part of his face and the ability to eat.

Ebert's days are regimented and his wife Chaz takes care of him. But he finds solace from his suffering in his online journal. "It is saving me."

He also remembers his friend and partner Gene Siskel, who died 11 years ago from brain cancer. "I just miss the guy so much."