Synopses & Reviews
From the celebrated New Yorker cartoonist and acclaimed author of Cancer Vixen,
a brilliant, funny, and wildly imaginative first novel: the story of an
influential gossip columnist brought face-to-face with her higher
self — and a challenge to change her life for the better.
Glamorous, superconnected Ann Tenna is the founder of Eyemauler, a New
York City-based Web site that’s always the first to dish the most
up-to-the-minute dirt on celebrities and ordinary folks alike. Ann has
ascended to the zenith of the New York media scene, attended by groups
of grovelers all too willing to be trampled on by her six-inch Giuseppe
Zanottis if it means better seats at the table.
But as high as
her success has taken her, Ann has actually fallen far — very far — from her
true self. It takes a near-fatal freak accident on her birthday — April
Fool’s Day — and an intervention from her cosmic double in a realm beyond
our own to make Ann realize the full cost of the humanity she has lost.
Told with laugh-out-loud humor, spot-on dialogue (including via cameo
appearances from Coco Chanel, Gianni Versace, and Jimi Hendrix, to name
just a few), and stunning, full-color artwork, Ann Tenna is a
timely, necessary tale for our overly “media-cated” times: the newest,
much-anticipated adventure from a supremely gifted artist at the height
of her powers.
About the Author
Marisa Acocella Marchetto lives in New York City and is a cartoonist for The New Yorker and Glamour. Her work has appeared in The New York Times and Modern Bride, among other publications. She is also the author of Just Who the Hell Is She, Anyway?