“What I’m Reading” is a series about books I’m reading that I may or may not review later
What I’m reading: The Adventures of Cancer Bitch (University of Iowa Press, 160 pp., $25), by S.L. Wisenberg
What it is: A feminist breast-cancer diary that grew out of Wisenberg’s blog, Cancer Bitch.
Why I’m reading it: Sandi Wisenberg deals briefly with the Susan G. Komen breast-cancer research foundation, which recently outraged feminists and others by revoking its funding for Planned Parenthood, a decision it reversed.
Quote from the book: “My accountant asked if cancer changed me. I suppose, slightly. I know more about cancer.”
Publication date: March 2009
Read an excerpt from The Adventures of Cancer Bitch: Some material in the memoir appeared in different form on the Cancer Bitch blog, including part of this post about Wisenberg’s bone pain after a Taxol infusion.
Furthermore: Wisenberg co-directs the M.A./M.F.A in Creative Writing program at Northwestern University .
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