S.L. Wisenberg, author of The Adventures of Cancer Bitch, may have lost a breast, but she retained her humor, outrage, and skepticism toward common wisdom and most institutions.
While following the prescribed protocols at the hospital, Wisenberg is unsparing in her descriptions of the fumblings of new doctors, her own awkward announcement to her students, and the mounds of unrecyclable plastic left at a survivors' walk.
S.L. Wisenberg is the author of a collection of essays, Holocaust Girls: History, Memory & Other Obsessions, and a short story collection, The Sweetheart Is In.
She was a reporter for the Miami Herald and has had work in The New Yorker, Chicago Tribune, In These Times, and many literary magazines and anthologies. Her blog is: http://cancerbitch.blogspot.com