Batiuk, unsure about dealing with the serious subject of cancer on the funny pages, decided to go ahead with the story line. He approached the topic with the idea that mixing humor with serious and real themes heightens the reader's interest. Lisa and husband Les faced the same physical, psychological, and social issues as anyone else dealing with the disease.
Lisa's Story: The Other Shoe is part of the Literature & Medicine Series published by Kent State University Press. Additionally, it contains resource material on breast cancer, including early detection, informtion sources, support systems, and health care.
I first read Lisa's Story back in 2007, shortly after the hardcover edition came out and also because Tom Batiuk is from the same town I now call home, Medina OH, and because my... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Alain Marec
I started reading Funky Winkerbean back when Funky, Les & his pals were teenagers in high school. After a while I no longer had access to the strip so had not known about their... Read morePublished on December 5, 2009 by G. A. Arndt
This was a great book, I had been keeping sporadic watch for the strips as they originally came out in the paper, but this puts them all together in one cohesive story. Read morePublished on October 21, 2008 by Lisa C. Kuhn
A very good book for even teenagers too read. Well written. Would give too my own children and grandchildrenPublished on February 8, 2008 by E. Bircher
Having been with a close friend who as found a lump, opted for double masectomy, been declared 'in remission' only to have it recur, spread and ultimately overtake her, Batiuk... Read morePublished on January 2, 2008 by Innocent girl
I read an article about this book in Heal magazine, the magazine for cancer survivors. I am a 1 year Non Hodgkins Lymphoma survivor. Read morePublished on January 1, 2008 by M. C Gillette
What an easy way to spread the word about breast csncer...and how a significant other male can offer patient loving support through this kind of crisis. Read morePublished on November 24, 2007 by Michael Jacobi
Lisa's Story: The Other Shoe
I followed Lisa's story online, but I had to have the book, the whole story. Read more