A True Story
By Marisa Acocella Marchetto
(Pantheon Books, Paperback, 9780375714740, 211pp.)
Publication Date: September 29, 2009
List Price: $16.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.
"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?" That's 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 cancer--from diagnosis to cure, and every challenging step in between.
-One of "Time"'s top ten graphic novels of the year
-Slate.com's 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 atti-tude . . . 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."
"From the Hardcover edition."