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9780060789732

Cancer Made Me a Shallower Person

by Miriam Engelberg


ISBN-10

0060789735

ISBN-13

9780060789732


List Price

$14.99

Book Specs


Binding
Perfect
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Published on  
Apr 25, 2006
Edition

1st Edition

Dimensions

8.26x7.04x0.42 Inches

Weight

0.38 Pounds

About the Book




Miriam Engelberg is a successful cartoonist who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 43. Like many who face trauma, tragedy, and illness, she was unable tell her story in traditional written and visual forms. Instead, she has created a distinctly unique cartoon memoir.

Following in the Art Spiegelman tradition of graphic novels, Engelberg walks us through every emotional and physical stage of the disease, from diagnosis to a return to "normal" life and everything in between: waiting for the biopsy results by pretending to be doing everything but that, awkwardly breaking the diagnostic news to horrified acquaintances, shopping for wigs while fighting nausea and disorientation from her cancer drugs, feeling like an outsider in support groups, and speculating about what caused the cancer in the first place--overzealous cheese consumption, or apathy about multivitamins Cancer Made Me a Shallower Person is an offbeat and darkly humorous account of one very funny woman's battle with an uncertain and often fatal illness.


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