Cancer Vixen by Marisa Acocella Marchetto


One of the great things about working in a library is finding great material through the interests of our patrons. Would I have ever found this gem on my own? Probably not! Thank goodness for the library.

Marchetto’s comic memoir (literally – she is a cartoonist for The New Yorker and Glamour) about her experience with breast cancer and the resulting treatments is a poignant and hilarious window into the life of an NYC “it” girl – and what happens to her life after it is upended by her diagnosis. Fashion, food, illness, family, love – Marchetto’s life is vibrant and full, even when she thinks it is falling apart, a vibrancy only enhanced by its comic form.

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