Embroidered Cancer Comic by Sima Elizabeth ShefrinEmbroidered Cancer Comic by Sima Elizabeth Shefrin

Embroidered Cancer Comic

bySima Elizabeth Shefrin

Paperback | March 21, 2016

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Come to bed with me?'
'Huh? No, I'd rather read this book about cancer...'

As soon as Bob was diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer, he and his wife Elizabeth started making cancer jokes to take the edge off of an otherwise frightening situation. A lot of those jokes were about sex. Here, textile artist Elizabeth Shefrin has picked up a needle and thread to share those intimate jokes, revealing how they helped her and her husband to process the realities of cancer treatment.

Giving lightness and humour to a rarely discussed topic, this unpretentious and wry embroidered comic will create awareness and discourse around a taboo topic, resonating with others in similar situations and reassuring us that it's ok to laugh.

Sima Elizabeth Shefrin is a textile artist and illustrator and her work has been shown throughout North America. Her husband, folk singer Bob Bossin, has been through treatment for prostate cancer, and The Embroidered Cancer Comic is based on their experiences. Elizabeth lives in British Columbia, Canada. Visit her website at www.stitc...
Title:Embroidered Cancer ComicFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.03 × 6.64 × 0.21 inPublished:March 21, 2016Publisher:Jessica Kingsley PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1848192894

ISBN - 13:9781848192898

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Editorial Reviews

In this engaging and highly entertaining cartoon novelette Elizabeth Shefrin finds humour and sweetness amidst what to many of us could have been only a daunting and difficult health crisis. - Gabor Maté M.D, Author, When The Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress