How Are You? (Or: I Had Cancer For A Little While And It Was Hard)
An import from our friends at Antiquated Future in Portland, Oregon.
In How Are You?, Moe Bowstern reviews cancer. What comes out of these "reviews" is a tale of being changed—feeling different on a fundamental level and not being able to explain it to anyone. The zine is real, sad, hilarious, and wise as all hell.
"One of the more exciting experiences we can have as human beings is almost dying," Moe writes. "Brushes with death don't need to be all that close to have a tremendous impact on our psyches, reminding us the close line we walk between the worlds at all times. A cancer diagnosis that comes somewhat out of the blue from a routine mammogram—perhaps the very first mammogram that one has in one's life—is a brush with death with no actual basis in a reality of death."
28 pages, half-letter size.