Cancer Vixen (2006) Life was blossoming for "lipstick-obsessed, wine-swilling" cartoonist Marchetto, when, at 43, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, a crisis recounted in this candy-colored memoir. For… 2006-09-26 Nonfiction Knopf
Book Review

Cancer Vixen (2006)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Sep 26, 2006; Writer: Marisa Acocella Marchetto; Genre: Nonfiction; Publisher: Knopf

Life was blossoming for ''lipstick-obsessed, wine-swilling'' cartoonist Marchetto, when, at 43, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, a crisis recounted in this candy-colored memoir.

For Fans of...
Sex and the City.

Does It Deliver?
Marchetto revels in fab details (she wears metallic Lucite pumps to chemo ''for support'') that alternately diminish and heighten Vixen's poignancy — but always make for foxy illos.

Originally posted Sep 22, 2006 Published in issue #899 Sep 29, 2006 Order article reprints