Dancing at the Pity Party by Tyler Feder

Prose and panes filled with humor and death that will make you laugh, cry, and nostalgic.

Losing anyone to cancer hurts but especially so when it’s your mother. This debut graphic memoir chronicles the positive relationship between Tyler Feder and her mother before, during, and after her mother’s death. Between panes of nostalgia filled with purple prose to match the graphics, Dancing at the Pity Party gives the reader a stark and honest look at a mourning daughter with levity and breadth. The Jewish tradition take center stage as Feder presents her experience with their funerary practices, and how it helped her process her own grief. The medium of graphic memoir offers additional layers to the narrative, suggesting that we treat death in a comic and fake way until it actually happens in our personal life. This book not only offers solace for those grieving but illustrates Jewish faith traditions concerning death in a fun, accessible way. This book is prose and panes filled with humor and death that will make you laugh, cry, and entirely nostalgic.

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