Cancer Vixen: A True Story Hardcover – 26 Sep 2006
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Amazon.co.uk Exclusive: A Cartoon from Marisa Acocella Marchetto
Meet Marisa, a self-described "shoe-crazy, lipstick-obsessed, wine-swilling, pasta-slurping, fashion-fanatic, single-forever, about-to-get-married big-city girl cartoonist with a fabulous life." Her graphic memoir, Cancer Vixen describes what happens when she finds a lump in her breast. Want to know what happens to an author when they discover their sales rank at Amazon.co.uk? Read Marisa's exclusive strip below to find out.
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'I found this memoir enormously funny and perceptive, with the bonus of being lovely to look at…She draws an honest sadness, but she does so with humour and self-deprecating, the polar opposite of those ghastly tabloid 'my brave battle' cancer stories…as inspiring as those memoirs usually aim to be, but far funnier than most.' Stella Duffy, Guardian
‘a terrific book…The book is brilliant for several reasons. First, the drawing, a more mainstream version of her pocket cartoon style is peerless with lovely bright colours, and moments of wonderful inventiveness…The storytelling is great too. I read it and I read it again a couple of days later and I'd recommend it to anyone whatever their state of health.' William Leith, Sunday Telegraph
'What's new about Marisa Acocella Marchetto' s Pop Art, chick-lit confessional is that she is a sassy if superficial “fashionista”: cartoonist; celebrity wife-to be to a top restaurateur in New York's well-heeled high society: and uninsured when cancer strikes. Hers is the self-deprecating but defiant story of how her man, her (s)mother and her friends, family, faith and a passion for crafting these comics help her 'kick cancer in the butt…in five inch heels.' Daily Telegraph
'Astute and ab-fabulously uplifting – whether you have experience of the big C or not you will want to read this in one sitting.' Metro
'Inspirational and entertaining.' Sainsbury's Magazine
'There are plenty of websites and books about breast cancer to keep you well informed (and terrified), but few are any fun. Not so Marisa Marchetto's graphic memoir, “Cancer Vixen”…There are important lessons about treatment options too.' Ariel Levy, The Scotsman--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
Make sure you don't buy the Italian version by mistake (unless you speak Italian, of course). Otherwise, just enjoy this marvellous book.
a true story of a woman's fight and win over cancer. worth reading if you have been there or not. the images are lovely to look at and mixed with the words this is a great read
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Best book I have ever read for both people with cancer and also their family and friendsPublished 13 months ago by Markie=^:^=
I ordered this book for my friend who has just been diagnosed with Cancer. It is colourful, interesting, witty and an honest account of what happens to your world when you are... Read morePublished on 10 Oct. 2011 by racca
Quite dull if truth be told (see 2nd para) but truly gorgeous-looking - boy does our girl love pink! What to say? She gets sick, she gets well, it's very NY. Read morePublished on 3 Feb. 2011 by Simon Barrett 'Il Penseroso'
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