Author: Marisa Acocella Marchetto lives in New York City and is a cartoonist for "The New Yorker" and "Glamour," and her work has appeared in "The New York Times" and "Modern Bride," among other publications. She is also the author of Just Who the Hell Is She Anyway? Title: Cancer Vixen: A True Story, $16.95 Softcover, ISBN 9780375714740, On Sale Date: September 29, 2009 What: Marisa Acocella Marchetto will share her inspiring story, answer audience questions and she will autograph copies of his New Book purchased from Rainy Day Books, on our website and / or at our Author Event, that are accompanied by a Stamped Ticket. When: Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 6:00 PM Where: The Richard And Annette Block Cancer Care Pavilion located on the Westwood Campus of KU Medical Center, 2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Westwood, Kansas, 66205. Admission Package: (Click on the ADD TO SHOPPING CART button) next to the book jacket below: The Admission Package for this event is specially priced at $15.00 (includes one paperback of Cancer Vixen and two tickets to the presentation). This special price will be applied after you have submitted your online order and received your confirmation. If you would like to pickup your order at the event, please add a comment in the Notes field before you submit your order. Your card will only be charged after we have correctly priced your purchase. Coming in paperback: the groundbreaking graphic memoir that has inspired breast cancer patients to fight back--and do it with style.
"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. (booksense)