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Notes from a Sickbed - by Tessa Brunton (Paperback)

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Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 5.9 Inches (W) x .4 Inches (D)
Weight: .75 Pounds
Suggested Age: 12-13 Years
Number of Pages: 160
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
Publisher: Graphic Universe (Tm)
Format: Paperback
Author: Tessa Brunton
Language: English
Street Date: November 1, 2022
TCIN: 85939013
UPC: 9781728462936
Item Number (DPCI): 247-16-7674
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


About the Book

"In 2009, Tessa Brunton experienced the first symptoms of myalgic encephalomyelitis. [This memoir] recalls the next eight years of her life--largely housebound--with honesty, a pointed wit, and a lively visual imagination"--

Book Synopsis

In 2009, Tessa Brunton experienced the first symptoms of myalgic encephalomyelitis (also known as chronic fatigue syndrome). She spent much of the next eight years unwell, in a medical holding pattern, housebound and often alone. In 2017, she found a strategy that helped reduce her symptoms, and soon began creating the first installments of a graphic memoir. Notes from a Sickbed collects previously released and brand-new, unseen comics that recall her experiences with honesty, a pointed wit, and a lively visual imagination.

Review Quotes

"Notes from a Sickbed is a sympathetic, inspiring graphic memoir account of grappling with an illness."--Foreword Reviews

-- (9/1/2022 12:00:00 AM)

"[A]lternates whip-smart humor with searing emotional honesty . . . a revelatory look into one person's experience managing a chronic condition."--Publishers Weekly

-- (10/10/2022 12:00:00 AM)

"An incredibly authentic and honest look at life with a chronic illness."--School Library Journal

-- (11/1/2022 12:00:00 AM)

"Brunton's art is distinct and emotionally evocative . . . The memoir achieves its mission to communicate to readers the isolation of chronic illness."--Booklist

-- (11/1/2022 12:00:00 AM)

"Painfully real." -starred, Kirkus Reviews

-- (8/15/2022 12:00:00 AM)

"Being stuck at home on the couch with an endless illness should be an absolute nightmare, but somewhere between Tessa's unruly imagination and her dark sense of humor, she's created a surprisingly exciting, funny, and strangely uplifting world. A truly unique and wonderful book." --Julia Wertz, author-artist, Tenements, Towers & Trash: An Unconventional Illustrated History of New York City

-- (5/1/2022 12:00:00 AM)

"Tessa Brunton generously shares with us not only her struggle of living with a chronic, little-understood disease, but also her go-to skills for coping: a sharp wit and a rich, fabulously intricate inner life. And her drawings are gorgeous!" --Rob Kirby, author-artist, Marry Me a Little

-- (5/1/2022 12:00:00 AM)

"Tessa's intimate, surreal, and impeccably composed diary comics invite you in and wrap around you like a warm quilt. Her work is a soothing balm for the chronic frustrations of living in a human body." --Lisa Hanawalt, creator of Tuca & Bertie

-- (5/1/2022 12:00:00 AM)

"This book is a gorgeous and necessary addition to the canon of graphic medicine." --Nicole Georges, author-artist, Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir

-- (5/1/2022 12:00:00 AM)
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