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Dancing at the pity party : a dead mom graphic memoir

by Feder, Tyler,

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: Available at 18 Libraries 19 of 29 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Young Adult Graphic Novel YA FEDER Tyler
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Brentwood Library Young Adult Graphic Novel YOUNG ADULT GRAPHIC NOVEL 362.17 Feder
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Graphic Novel GR F
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Collection  Graphic Novel
 
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library - Forest Hills Graphic Novel GR F
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Teen Graphic Non-Fiction RC265.6.F44 A3 2020
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CLP - Brookline Teen Graphic Non-Fiction RC265.6.F44 A3 2020
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CLP - East Liberty Teen Graphic Non-Fiction RC265.6.F44 A3 2020
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CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Graphic Non-Fiction RC265.6.F44 A3 2020
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Collection  Teen Department - Teen Graphic Non-Fiction
 
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Graphic Novel GN 362.17 Fede
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
 
Collection  Graphic Novel
 
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Graphic Novel GRAPHIC NOVEL 92 FED
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Collection  Graphic Novel
 
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Monroeville Public Library Teen Books Y 362.175 FEDER
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Northern Tier Regional Library Graphic Novel GRAPHIC 362.175 FEDER
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Northland Public Library Teen TEEN B FEDER
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Young Adult Graphic Novel YA FED Graphic Novel
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Plum Community Library Young Adult Graphic Novel YA GRAPHIC FED
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Scott Township Library Graphic Novel GRAPHIC 362.17 FEDER [YA]
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Collection  Graphic Novel
 
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Sewickley Public Library Teen Graphic Novels YA FED
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Shaler North Hills Library Young Adult Non-Fiction YA GRAPHIC 362.17 F
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Shaler North Hills Library Young Adult Non-Fiction YA NEW GRAPHIC 362.17 F
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Braddock Carnegie Library Non Fiction IN TRANSIT
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Bridgeville Public Library Teen Graphic Novel CHECKED OUT
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Teen Graphic Non-Ficion CHECKED OUT
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CLP - Woods Run Teen Graphic Non-Fiction CHECKED OUT
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Young Adult CHECKED OUT
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Shaler North Hills Library Young Adult Non-Fiction IN TRANSIT
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Shaler North Hills Library Young Adult Non-Fiction STORAGE
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South Fayette Township Library Young Adult Graphic Novel CHECKED OUT
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Western Allegheny Community Library Teen Graphic Novel IN TRANSIT
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Summary
Part poignant cancer memoir and part humorous reflection on a motherless life, this debut graphic novel is extraordinarily comforting and engaging.

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 in this graphic novel that is full of piercing--but also often funny--details. She shares the important post-death firsts, such as celebrating holidays without her mom, the utter despair of cleaning out her mom's closet, ending old traditions and starting new ones, and the sting of having the "I've got to tell Mom about this" instinct and not being able to act on it. This memoir, bracingly candid and sweetly humorous, is for anyone struggling with loss who just wants someone to get it .
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Feder celebrates and mourns her beloved mother in this pitch-perfect memoir of love, grief, and healing. Told with deep honesty and not a whiff of self-pity, Feder recalls the diagnosis, swift decline, and death of her mother, Rhonda, from an aggressive cancer, and the devastation she--as a sophomore in college--and her family experienced following that loss. Much of the story focuses on the "new normal" of living with grief and how that affects every part of your day, how "dead mom" feels like an invisible, heavy load that is carried everywhere. What is evident on the pages is how deeply Feder loved and now misses her mother. Rhonda was beautiful, goofy, and loving, but she isn't depicted as a faultless saint, and her annoying quirks are all the more poignant for it. The deeply honest mix of emotions is equally evident in Feder's illustrations. The simple cartoon figures, despite minimal detail, are highly expressive, and a soft color palette, abundant with pale pinks, keeps the tone light even when things get dark. Grief can be crushing, but this heartfelt memoir will comfort those who have known it and gently show those who haven't how to help and what to expect."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "After the author's mother dies of uterine cancer when her oldest daughter is 19, Feder (Unladylike for adults) finds herself longing for something "that cradles my grief without smothering it." Emphasizing the awkward and silly moments surrounding death, she has created the book she wanted to read. Her mom "wasn't some sad sack in a sickbed waiting to die (even when she WAS a sad sack in a sickbed waiting to die)," nor was she a saint, and Feder brings her meaningfully to life. In one of many sweetly evocative scenes, she recalls the intimate surprise of knowing immediately which font her creative mother would have wanted on her own funeral pamphlets. Feder's simple art features light pink backgrounds, a diverse cast of supporting characters, and details that make the story feel real (covered mirrors during the shivah, for example). The so-called pity party is illustrated in charming family scenes and flights of fancy such as "the app I wish existed: Dead Mom" ("Look up any movie to find out if the mom dies in it!"). Until that app exists, this book offers a wealth of perspective about coping with grief. Ages 12--up. Agent: Monica Odom, Odom Media Management. (Apr.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Feder, Tyler -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Feder, Tyler -- Family -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Children of cancer patients -- United States -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Mothers and daughters -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Terminally ill parents -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Death -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Grief -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Autobiographical comics.
Nonfiction comics.
Domestic comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York :2020
Language English
Description 201 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780525553021
0525553029
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