The Big She-Bang: The Herstory of the Universe According to God the Mother

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7.3 X 8.8 X 0.8 inches | 1.8 pounds

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About the Author
Marisa Acocella is a cartoonist for The New Yorker whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Glamour, and O, The Oprah Magazine, among other publications. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel Ann Tenna (Knopf), Cancer Vixen (Knopf), and Just Who the Hell Is She Anyway? (Crown). Her graphic memoir Cancer Vixen was named one of Time's top ten graphic memoirs, and a finalist for the National Cartoonists Society Graphic Novel of the Year. A founder and chair of the Marisa Acocella Marchetto Foundation at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Dubin Breast Center at Mount Sinai, she lives in New York City.

A perfectly imperfect read for a moment of existential reckoning with masculine conceptions of spirituality, this book gleefully reminds us how much feminine energy lies bubbling underneath patriarchal systems, barely concealed, and nearly ready to burst free. -- Library Journal

"Any book that can take us on a gloriously illustrated magic carpet ride through history, mythology, religion, patriarchy, feminism, climate change, rape culture, #MeToo, and even sex between Mary Magdalene and Jesus, and leave us laughing, crying, raising our fists, and devoting the rest of our lives to love and the shevolution, deserves a place in the great libraries of the world. All hail Marisa Acocella!" -- Elizabeth Lesser, cofounder of Omega Institute and author of Broken Open and Cassandra Speaks