We’re kicking off our summer reading with our very first graphic novel Getting Married and Other Mistakes by Barbara Slate (Other Press). A prolific comics artist, Slate takes a raw, yet humorous look at what happens after a surprise divorce.
Here’s the description from the publisher:
Jo, the author’s stand-in protagonist, is a successful wedding photographer (of all things) who has been dumped by her husband and desperately needs to get on with her life. She follows her friends’ advice to get laid, see a shrink, go out more, and live a little. Nothing works. Eventually she realizes that she must stop listening to what everybody else tells her and follow her own voice instead. Jo’s struggle with female guilt and her quest for self-awareness, told in a series of hilarious panels, is the perfect book for any woman needing to take back control of her life, or remembering when she did.
Pour yourself a glass of lemonade, pull up a chair next to the pool and grab Getting Married and Other Mistakes. Then join us on June 28 as From Left to Write members discuss our first graphic novel.