Suzy Becker's I Had Brain Surgery, What's Your Excuse? is an irreverent, inspiring story of an artist overcoming a terrifying medical condition and reclaiming her funny bone, Illustrated with nearly 400 cartoons, charts, and silly graphs, it is, as New Yorker cartoonist David Sipress has said, "a totally original mix of cartooning and memoir." Paperback, 2005
I Had Brain Surgery, What's Your Excuse?
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- An author, artist, educator, and entrepreneur, Suzy Becker began her career as an award-winning advertising copywriter, and then founded the Widget Factory, a greeting card company. She entered the world of books with what would become the internationally bestselling All I Need to Know I Learned from My Cat, now in the Double-Platinum Collector's Edition All I Need to Know I Learned from My Cat (And Then Some). Suzy has since written and illustrated My Dog's the World's Best Dog, I Had Brain Surgery, What's Your Excuse?, Manny's Cows, Books Are for Reading, Kids Make It Better: A Write-in, Draw-in Journal, One Good Egg and Kate the Great #1: Except When She's Not. Her books, greeting cards and work in print and TV advertising have earned her numerous design and writing awards. Yankee Magazine named Suzy Becker one of four 2010-11 "Angels Among Us" for her community service initiatives, including the Ride For AIDS Resources (Ride FAR), the country's first HIV/AIDS bike-a-thon, which has raised over $1,000,000 for HIV/AIDS service organizations. Suzy has also received the Anti-Defamation League's "A World of Difference" Award for her "I Don't Put Up with Put Downs" anti-bullying/prejudice awareness education project. In 1992, Suzy was named New England Women Business Owners' youngest ever Woman of the Year. She was a 1993-1994 White House Fellow, a 1999-2000 Bunting Fellow, and she is a perennial finalist in the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes. Suzy was also the founding arts teacher at the Parker Charter School in Ayer, MA. She lives with her family, a dog and a formerly feral cat in central Massachusetts.