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Dancing at the pity party a dead mom graphic memoir

by Feder, Tyler,

Format: Kindle Book 2020 2020
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"Tyler Feder shares her story of her mother's first oncology appointment to facing reality as a motherless daughter in this frank and refreshingly funny graphic memoir"--
The worst day
Making arrangements
The death circus, part 1
The death circus, part 2
The new normal
The good, the bad, and the awkward (but mostly the bad, if we're really being honest)
Motherless 4ever
Afterword: A whole bunch of photos.

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."
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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 Juvenile literature
Feder, Tyler Comic books, strips, etc
Feder, Tyler Family Juvenile literature
Feder, Tyler Family Comic books, strips, etc
Children of cancer patients United States Biography Comic books, strips, etc. Juvenile literature
Mothers and daughters United States Comic books, strips, etc. Juvenile literature
Terminally ill parents United States Comic books, strips, etc. Juvenile literature
Death Comic books, strips, etc. Juvenile literature
Grief Comic books, strips, etc. Juvenile literature
Grief Cartoons and comics
Bereavement Cartoons and comics
Death Cartoons and comics
Children of cancer patients Cartoons and comics
Mothers and daughters Cartoons and comics
Terminally ill parents Cartoons and comics
Cartoons and comics
Family & Relationships
Young Adult Nonfiction
Electronic books.
Graphic novels.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Penguin Young Readers Group2020
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Audience Ages 12 and up.
Grades 7-9.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Kindle Book
Format: OverDrive Read
Requires Amazon Kindle
Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9780525556350
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