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  After having been a good girl and following her mother’s advice to snag a husband before she became a twenty-something spinster, Barbara Slate realized that her Mr. Right was actually Mr. Wrong and that she was living her life according...

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Overview

Accomplished comic artist Barbara Slate—who has been called "titanically talented" by Stan Lee and her work "emphatically of our time" by the New York Times—lets it all out in a savagely funny and emotionally honest fictional narrative, told in a series of hilarious panels.

  After having been a good girl and following her mother’s advice to snag a husband before she became a twenty-something spinster, Barbara Slate realized that her Mr. Right was actually Mr. Wrong and that she was living her life according to everyone’s rules but her own. After twelve years of an unblissful marriage, she made her escape.
   Now this accomplished comic artist lets it all out in a savagely funny and emotionally honest fictional narrative. Jo, her 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.

"A must-read for any woman who has ever been cheated on, owned a Barbie, or once believed their mother's version of ‘happily ever after’. Skip the pity party and buy this book!” —Josie Brown, author, Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives and The Housewife Assassin's Handbook

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When Jo Hudson’s husband leaves her, she falls into a downward spiral of depression that has her lying in bed crying and re-examining her choices in love from childhood until now. Through this examination and through the support of her many painfully quirky friends, Jo discovers that her choices have always been guided by other people and learns to move according to the drive of her voice. Slate’s attempt to present an insightful message of empowerment through a light and ostensibly funny narrative is flattened by art that is, even for the undemanding genre of chick lit comics, overly simplified. In addition, Jo’s level-headed handling of her earlier life crises—a cheating older lover, parental disapproval of her artistic bent—leaves the reader little doubt that she’ll bounce right back from a crap marriage with a cute lover and a rediscovery of her talent. Slate has been writing comics for girls for decades, but this one isn’t quite the deeper scrutiny of a woman’s experience she might have hoped. (June)
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“Written with heartbreaking pathos—and drawn with sly humor—Barbara Slate's comic novel is a must-read for any woman who has ever been cheated on, owned a Barbie, or once believed their mother's version of ‘happily ever after’. Skip the pity party and buy this book!” —Josie Brown, author, Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives and The Housewife Assassin's Handbook

“It can be argued that those who can retain a sense of humor in the face of heartbreak and disillusionment get through it better than most, and Barbara Slate demonstrates just thatSlate’s humor shines through in every panel, softening the edges of what might otherwise seem bleak.” –Chasing Chapters

“She’s drawn Barbie, Betty & Veronica, Scooby-Doo, and Disney fairy tales. But real life ain’t like that. Slate’s two-dimensional persona Jo, a successful wedding photographer, gets dumped by her husband after an unblissful union and jumps on the self-awareness rollercoaster. Gets laid, sees a shrink, dates up a storm…nothing works until she figures out how to wield her own drumsticks. Slate’s fictionalized memoir is billed as “savagely funny and emotionally honest. The cover says it all.” —Library Journal

“Using insightful jocular graphics, Getting Married and Other Mistakes is a fabulous amusing yet serious look at a woman who has ignored self-actualization by adhering to mom’s spousal mantra of perfection. Filled with pathos and humor (the boyfriends and DontBeAnOldMaid.com are terrific segues), readers will root for the heroine to find her inner self” —Genre Go Round Reviews

"Jo begins the book wallowing, but you can’t help but be persuaded that Slate’s bold, colorful, broad strokes – Jo’s electric hair, her matching glossy fingernails, her oversized emerald doe-eyes, her perfectly gleaming pink lip gloss – will soon enough infuse our heroine with inspired motivation. As for Jo’s memories, as disturbing as some might be, Slate’s use of simplified line drawings mostly in gray tones seems to be assurance that the past is definitely past…and real life now happens in technicolor. Good advice for sure, whether married or mistaken: we can all strive to experience life every moment, brilliantly, boldly…and hopefully for better than for worse!" —Bookdragon

“Slate’s book makes this oh so clear to readers with crisp, eye-popping graphics. She is the Roy Lichtenstein for the X, Y, and Girls generations.” –Single Minded Women

"Jo’s journey is a familiar one in general, but the devil, as they say, is in the details, and the details here are fascinating and her journey is a blast to read."- Comic Book Resources

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  • ISBN-13: 9781590515358
  • Publisher: Other Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 6/12/2012
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.62 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Slate’s work includes greeting cards, comic strips, animated segments for NBC’s Today show, and more than 300 comic books and graphic novels. She created, wrote, and drew Angel Love for DC Comics and Yuppies from Hell and Sweet XVI for Marvel, and wrote the comic book series of the Disney classics Beauty and the Beast and Pocahontas, more than 60 comics of Mattel’s Barbie (winner of the Parents’ Choice Award two years in a row), and more than 100 Betty and Veronica stories for Archie Comics. Barbara is profiled in the seminal book, A Century of Women Cartoonists.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2012

    I never really thought about 'sad brides 'until I read this real

    I never really thought about 'sad brides 'until I read this really funny and unusually insightful book, which reminded me there are reasons for cliches-- they're true! Our mothers, our boyfriends, but above all how we are as young women and how painful experiences teach us to evolve and finally listen to our own voices! I laughed out loud many times and recognized myself and my friends. I can honestly say I will never look at a photograph of a bride in the same way again. The art is colorful and almost naive-- perfect for a coming of age at any age story.

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  • Posted June 19, 2012

    This lit is not just for chicks

    More than just enjoying this book, it gave me new insights into a woman's world (I'm a middle-aged guy who's been through a divorce). The surprising thing is that it's not all that different from a man's world. It was easy to relate to the character Jo. From the painful errors of childhood romance and learning about sex from dogs (I had a similar experience to Jo, while walking my dog at the age of seven, resulting in puppies), to thinking that getting laid is the solution to post-split depression and finding one's own voice, these themes cross the gender gap.

    The art style is great--I like the flat color images that are somewhere between comics and pop art--a sophisticated approach that draws on the dichotomy between naivety and high culture, paralleling the evolution of the book's protagonist. The use of a more sketchy style in black and white for the flashbacks, with red accents, evokes the sensation of real memories, simultaneously vague and intense. And the voice that comes out of the blue is brilliant.

    It's a fast-paced read, with some laugh-out-loud moments, and enough depth that scenes and characters reverberate in the mind afterwards, interacting with personal memories. I'd like to read a sequel, or watch it on HBO.

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