Cancer digs an immense well of sadness and suffering, but that’s not what these pieces are primarily about. I had some of my happiest, funniest, and most enriching times that year, too. All of that is part of the story as much as the pain is.
Compiled from her writings during her recovery, she vividly describes her pain management, her fears, the people who helped her through recovery, and her observations about life. The title is a spoiler, but the real story is how “the girl” survived cancer and how it changed her. I highly recommend this zine.
The online version is $4, and the paperback version is $8.