Not Funny Ha-ha

Not Funny Ha-ha

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"Not Funny Ha-Ha is a bold, slightly wry graphic novel illustrating the lives of two young women from different cultural, family, and financial backgrounds who go through two different abortions (medical and surgical). It does not address the events leading up to the pregnancy, or even the decision-making before choosing abortion as an option. It simply shows what happens when a woman goes through it, no questions asked. It follows them through the process of choosing a clinic, reaching out to friends, partners, and/or family ... and eventually the procedure(s) itself. Despite the fact that so many women and girls have abortions every day, in every city, all around us ... it can be a lonely experience. Not Funny Ha-Ha is a little bit technical, a little bit moving, and often funny, in a format uniquely suited to communicate. The book is meant to be a non-judgmental, comforting, even humorous look at what a woman can go through during an abortion. Although the subject matter is heavy, the illustrations are light. The author takes a step back from putting forth any personal opinion whatsoever, simply laying out the events and possible emotional repercussions that could, and often do, occur"--
Publisher: Seattle, Washington : Fantagraphics Books, 2015.
ISBN: 9781606998397
1606998390
Branch Call Number: HAYES
Characteristics: 1 volume (unnumbered pages) : color illustrations ; 22 cm

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In this graphic novel, Mary and Lisa are pregnant and don't want to be. Without explaining how or why they decided to terminate their pregnancies, Hayes draws each woman choosing one of two types of abortion: surgical or medical. The sketchy illustrations are meant to be a non-judgmental, comfort... Read More »


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Mar 29, 2016

Simple, to the point.

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