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The Embroidered Cancer Comic
Author: Sima Elizabeth Shefrin

ISBN: 9781848192898
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 21 March 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 17.0 x 0.3
'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 awful 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.

About the Author

Elizabeth Shefrin is a textile artist and illustrator and runs community art and quilting workshops. Her husband has been through treatment for prostate cancer, and The Embroidered Cancer Comic is based on their experiences.

Elizabeth lives in British Columbia, Canada.

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