Dancing at the Pity Party
From before her mother's first oncology appointment through the stages of her cancer to the funeral, sitting shiva, and afterward, when she must try to make sense of her life as a motherless daughter, Tyler Feder tells her story ...more
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While reading this, I couldn't help but remember the cancer journey my close friend had. We were friends because two of our sons were good buddies. She ...more
The images that captivated me the most were Tyler’s depictions of devastation and deep worry through her climbing and diving repetitively into dark, blue water. The millennial ...more
Figured I would quickly read this ARC before bed and it’s so REAL. Pretty sure every teen and adult will relate to this graphic novel, even if we still have our moms. We’ve all lost someone close to us and Feder makes us remember. Love how she’s quirky with made-up words that make sense and interesting visuals that help us know her feelings better.
Because Tyler Feder draws us into the inner circle of her family, before and after Rhonda’s death, so sweetly and genuinely and heart-scrapingly that you will finish the book changed.
You should read it.
Thank you, PRH and Dial, for the advanced readers copy.
This book resonated with me on many levels - from the lovely art to sitting shiva wrapped in a blanket hiding from your exes. While this is not the book you Want to have to recommend, it does fill a niche that is often ignored.
Note to survivors: don't read this thirty days before your wedding unless you are trying to cry.