Marisa Acocella Marchetto

Johanna Lawshea

Marisa Acocella Marchetto is a cartoonist for the New Yorker whose work has appeared in the New York Times; Glamour; and O, The Oprah magazineamong other publications. She is also the author of the graphic memoir Cancer Vixen, named one of Time’s top ten graphic memoirs, and a finalist for the National Cartoonists Society Graphic Novel of the Year.  Ann Tenna: A Novel (Knopf) Is 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. 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.