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Cancer Made Me a Shallower Person A Memoir in Comics

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ISBN-10: 0060789735

ISBN-13: 9780060789732

Edition: 2006

Authors: Miriam Engelberg

List price: $14.99
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a cartoonist examines her experience with breast cancer in an irreverent and humorous graphic memoir.
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 4/25/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Steven A. Shaw, aka "The Fat Guy," is the founder of the phenomenally successful eGullet website, a James Beard Award-winning food critic, and a contributor to Saveur , Crain's New York Business , and many other publications. He lives in New York City with his wife and son.Miriam Engelberg was forty-three when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Like anyone faced with a life-altering personal trauma, she sought out a coping mechanism. While fellow patients championed the benefits of support groups and hypnotherapy, Engelberg found her greatest comfort in drawing, her lifelong passion.Cancer Made Me a Shallower Person puts Engelberg's life in focus the best way she knows how -- with cartoons. Her graphic approach to a very serious subject follows in the tradition of Art Spiegelman's award-winning Maus, but in her own offbeat, on-target, and darkly, devastatingly humorous style. From sex and wigs to nausea and causes -- Was it overzealous cheese consumption or not enough multivitamins? -- Engelberg leaves no aspect of cancer unexamined. In this remarkable "memoir in comics," she takes a clear-eyed, deliciously sardonic look at caring friends and relatives, doctors, treatments, and support groups while never losing her guarded optimism and, most important, her sense of humor.