â€śWhat happens when a shoe-crazy, lipstick-obsessed, wine-swilling, pasta-slurping, fashion-fanatic, single-forever, about-to-get-married big-city girl cartoonist with a fabulous life finds . . . a lump in her breast?â€ť Thatâ€™s the question that sets this powerful, funny, and poignant graphic memoir in motion. In vivid color and with a taboo-breaking sense of humor, Marisa Acocella Marchetto tells the story of her eleven-month, ultimately triumphant bout with breast cancerâ€”from diagnosis to cure, and every challenging step in between.But Cancer Vixen is about more than surviving an illness. It is a portrait of one womanâ€™s supercharged life in Manhattan, and a wonderful love story. Marisa, self-described â€śterminal bachelorette,â€ť meets her Prince Charming in Silvano, owner of the chic downtown restaurant Da Silvano. Three weeks before their wedding, she receives her diagnosis. She wonders: How will he react to this news? How will my world change? Will I even survive? And . . . what about my hair?From raucous New Yorker staff lunches and the star-studded crowd at Silvanoâ€™s restaurant to the rainbow pumps Marisa wears to chemotherapy, Cancer Vixen is a total original.Â Marisaâ€™s wit and courage are an inspirationâ€”sheâ€™s a cancer vixen, not its victim.