A brave, sincere, and cathartic graphic novel memoir highly recommended for anyone experiencing a great and personal loss.
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.
Angela especially appreciated the sitting shiva protocols reviewed, the 'how you can help' and 'what NOT to say' practical advice, and the emotional depth and courage Tyler dug into to create and share with us this exceptional memoir and guide.