Ann Tenna (Hardcover)

By Marisa Acocella Marchetto

Knopf Publishing Group, 9780307267474, 240pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2015

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Description

From the celebrated "New Yorker" cartoonist and acclaimed author of "Cancer Vixen, " a brilliant, funny, and wildly imaginative first novel: the story of an influential gossip columnist brought face-to-face with her higher self and a challenge to change her life for the better.
Glamorous, superconnected Ann Tenna is the founder of Eyemauler, a New York City-based Web site that's always the first to dish the most up-to-the-minute dirt on celebrities and ordinary folks alike. Ann has ascended to the zenith of the New York media scene, attended by groups of grovelers all too willing to be trampled on by her six-inch Giuseppe Zanottis if it means better seats at the table.
But as high as her success has taken her, Ann has actually fallen far very far from her true self. It takes a near-fatal freak accident on her birthday April Fool's Day and an intervention from her cosmic double in a realm beyond our own to make Ann realize the full cost of the humanity she has lost.
Told with laugh-out-loud humor, spot-on dialogue (including via cameo appearances from Coco Chanel, Gianni Versace, and Jimi Hendrix, to name just a few), and stunning, full-color artwork, "Ann Tenna" is a timely, necessary tale for our overly media-cated times: the newest, much-anticipated adventure from a supremely gifted artist at the height of her powers.


About the Author

Marisa Acocella Marchetto is a cartoonist for "The New Yorker "whose" "work has appeared in "The New York Times; Glamour; "and "O, The Oprah Magazine, "among other publications. She is also the author of the graphic memoir "Cancer Vixen, "named one of "Time" s top ten graphic memoirs, and a finalist for the National Cartoonists Society Graphic Novel of the Year." "A founder and chair of the Marisa Acocella Marchetto Foundation at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Dubin Breast Center at Mount Sinai, she lives in New York City."
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