Probably Nothing Read BY Matilda Tristram

Matilda Tristram Ç 2 Summary

Plications and is reliably keeping her up most nightsCharming witty and uplifting this uniue and beautifully illustrated book will leave you cherishing the good things in life and ready to face your own challengesWill be enjoyed by readers of The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil by Stephen Collins Fun Home by Alison Bechdel and Building Stories by Chris Ware. Not a huge fan of the art style Book left me simultaneously wanting either detail or less Felt like this type of format doesn t do enough justice to this type of story To be honest there were some parts where it seemed like the author was striking back in anger that resonated poorly with me These were infreuent but still triggered personal negative feelings in me due to my personal situation Eg most people probably would be fine with it and wouldn t have the same reaction I do to it

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Probably Nothing

At 31 Matilda Tristram was 17 weeks pregnant and looking forward to having her first baby Then she discovered she had cancerThis touching and hilarious graphic memoir which is never morose or self pitying starts at the moment Matilda was diagnosed and ends when her course of chemotherapy finishes in October 2013 Recording the awkward conversations the hi. I ve read an awful lot of cancer memoirs This one is uniue in that it s in the form of a graphic novel Tristram was 13 weeks pregnant when she went to the emergency room for persistent vomiting and stomach pain and was diagnosed with bowel cancer She underwent surgery to remove a tumor and had six months of chemotherapy and a colostomy bag all while trying to prepare for motherhood and then actually be a mother to baby James It s gently funny People say that having cancer makes them peaceful and tolerant I m finding the opposite is true I don t know how long I ve got left Can t waste time on these boring conversations and I get touchy when people ask me too many uestions So when will they reverse the colostomy I don t know I guess when everything else has settled down a bit Would you normally ask someone about their arsehole so directly but there s a bit too much one thing after another and the drawing style emulates Roz Chast but looks like a third grader s output That sounds harsh I m sorry Anyway Matilda Tristram is still alive And teaches animation So that s good

Review Probably Nothing

Ghs and lows of treatment the mixed blessings of receiving 'Get Well' cards and the reality of still having to ueue too long for croissants Matilda captures her experiences with characteristic style and warmth Along the way she cherishes the small details of life and learns not to sweat the big things Her beautiful and boisterous son was born without com. Honest comic on a hard year of pregnancy while battling cancer While describing very difficult times the author manages to include some comic parts and balance the hard stuff out with her observations of the small and bigger good things around her


10 thoughts on “Probably Nothing

  1. says:

    Just had to have a little cry at the end thereA terribly sad but remarkably heartwarming graphic 'novel' it's actually autobiographical about Matilda dealing with a pregnancy and eventual motherhood whilst tacklin

  2. says:

    I’ve read an awful lot of cancer memoirs This one is uniue in that it’s in the form of a graphic novel Tristram was 13 weeks pregnant when she went to the emergency room for persistent vomiting and stomach pain and was diagnosed with bowel cancer She underwent surgery to remove a tumor and had six months of

  3. says:

    35 starsA graphic memoir of pregnancy and cancer Matilda Tristram was 15 weeks pregnant when she was unexpectedly diagnosed with bowel cancer Probably Nothing describes her decisions about treatment she chose to have chemotherapy and go forw

  4. says:

    Honest comic on a hard year of pregnancy while battling cancer While describing very difficult times the author manages to include some comic parts and balance the hard stuff out with her observations of the small and big

  5. says:

    I really liked this graphic memoir It was touching and interesting

  6. says:

    Never read a book with a story uite like this I don't remember any where I learned about this I thought it was from a Library Journal spotlight on Graphic Medicine but I can't find that article any maybe I dreamt that Well reviewed on the official Graphic Medicine project website by MK the Graphic Nurse herself The intersection of a cancer narrative and a pregnancy narrative well really her experience of both at the same time was at some

  7. says:

    Matilda Tristram sent me her book Probably Nothing A Diary of not your average Nine Months and it’s one of those books that begs to be finished in one sitting I did it in two but only because I had to tear myself away for something urgent – otherwise I could have chugged along without caring about the time It’s a graphic memoir that recounts her journey – from finding out she had cancer while she was pregnant at 17 weeks to giving b

  8. says:

    Not a huge fan of the art style Book left me simultaneously wanting either detail or less Felt like this type of format doesn't do enough justice to this type of story To be honest there were some parts where it seemed like the author was striking back in anger that resonated poorly with me These were infreuent but still triggered personal negative feelings in me due to my personal situation Eg most people p

  9. says:

    I had to pace myself with this book I found it uplifting and funny at times and totally honest and angry despairing at others A real emotional rollercoaster which was enhanced by the totally wonderful cartoon which accompani

  10. says:

    Tells the stoy in comic book form of Matilda Tristram's experience of bowel cancer and chemotherapy while pregnant with her first child Poignant funny informative and life affirming It will change you

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