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 March 12 2004 — 12:00 AM EST
- Chaka Khan set for 'Dancing With the Stars'
- Why Wayne Brady freaked out at the chance to play drag queen Lola in 'Kinky Boots'
- 'American Dad!' renewed for two seasons
- Nicki Minaj will open the MTV VMAs on Sunday
- Miley Cyrus addresses Nicki Minaj's VMAs comments in new interview
- 'Hawaii Five-0' taps Julie Benz as Chin's love interest
- The Vision: See Paul Bettany assemble the synthetic Avenger
- 'American Horror Story: Hotel' First Look: 11 EW exclusive photos
- 17 photos of people you forgot hung out at the VMAs
- 24 Movies With Great Opening Scenes
- 'Survivor: Cambodia—Second Chance' Cast Photos Revealed!
- Where is the cast of 'Can't Hardly Wait' now?
- Miley Cyrus, Taylor & Selena, The Voice Crew & More!