Best-selling author/illustrator Becker (”All I Need to Know I Learned From My Cat”) cleverly uses cartoons, photos, and great writing to create a unique tragicomedy of a memoir. After years of suffering from mysterious seizures, Becker underwent brain surgery in 1999 to remove a benign mass – only to suffer severe speech and memory loss for several months afterward. Warning to the squeamish: Becker doesn’t spare the details, real or imagined. Just before going under the knife, she likens her brain surgery to ”popping a zit” and draws her growth as a scruffy, snaggletoothed troll. Becker manages to cram nearly every page with offbeat sketches, bizarro to-do lists, and regular visits from her bespectacled cartoon alter-ego Augusta. The author is so likable, even in her darkest hour, that as you applaud her recovery you also realize you’ll miss looking after her.
I Had Brain Surgery, What's Your Excuse? Best-selling author/illustrator Becker (''All I Need to Know I Learned From My Cat'') cleverly uses cartoons, photos, and great writing to create a...I Had Brain Surgery, What's Your Excuse?Suzy Becker Best-selling author/illustrator Becker (''All I Need to Know I Learned From My Cat'') cleverly uses cartoons, photos, and great writing to create a...2004-03-12
Author: Suzy Becker
Posted January 17 2015 — 4:48 AM EST
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