MARISA ACOCELLA MARCHETTO is a cartoonist for The New Yorker and Glamour. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times and Modern Bride, among other publications. She is the founder and chair of the Cancer Vixen Fund at St. Vincents Hospital in New York City, where she lives.
Coming in paperback: the groundbreaking graphic memoir that has inspired breast cancer patients to fight back
and do it with style.
What happens when a shoe-crazy, lipstick-obsessed, wine-swilling, pasta-slurping, fashion-fanatic, about-to-get-married big-city girl cartoonist with a fabulous life finds . . . a lump in her breast? Thats the question that sets this powerful, funny, and poignant graphic memoir in motion. In vivid color and with a taboo-breaking sense of humor, Marisa Acocella Marchetto tells the story of her eleven-month, ultimately triumphant bout with breast cancerfrom diagnosis to cure, and every challenging step in between.
One of Time.coms top ten graphic novels of the year
Slate.coms medical book of the year
One of the Wall Street Journal
s five best books on living with illness
Finalist, Books for a Better Life
Finalist, National Cartoonists Society Graphic Novel of the Year
Powerful . . . A vibrant, neon chronicle with plenty of attitude . . . A triumph of imagination and spirit.
Los Angeles Times
Ebullient . . . Visually invigorating and unflinching.
The New York Times Book Review
Irresistibly authentic . . . These words and pictures convey humility and humanity with witty grace and heartfelt power.
The Miami Herald
Funny, eye-opening, moving.