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A Series of Catastrophes & Miracles

A Series of Catastrophes & Miracles

My aunt has breast cancer and is in the final stage of her life. On the way down to see her in New Mexico, I read Lindy West’s Shrill. The memoir focuses on West’s path to becoming a famous humor writer, reflecting on her most famous and controversial essays. Her beloved father’s death from cancer in an intrinsic part of her life, affecting even her reconciliation with her boyfriend and eventual husband. I left the book with my cousin for…

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