Book Report: The Story of My Tits

Once upon a time, I stopped in at Floating World to pick up my subscription box, and as per usual I wandered the store for a minute looking for issues I might have missed or a graphic novel to catch my eye. Naturally, The Story of My Tits by Jennifer Hayden stood out.

I picked it up to see if it was any good, and didn’t snap out of it until another customer kind bumped into me trying to get around me in the store. Ten pages in, I decided it was worth picking up. I was not disappointed.

This book is the autobiography of woman. A damn incredible and interesting woman, at that. This book is also an ode to boobs. A subtle demonstration on everything they affect in our lives, which is more than I often think about. It is a uniquely female tale, one that anyone who has had boobs (or aspired to) can relate to. And it is a tome made of love, to be shared.

One of my favorite things about the book was the ability to capture the emotion behind moments shared by Jennifer and the people in her life. Sometimes things feel a little awkward or tense, but they are based on conversations that were awkward or tense. It feels honest and true and real.

Another thing I like about this book is you can feel all of the love. It was a passion project of the artist. It is about her life and the people she has loved and cared about. It is about the love and care they have shown her. It is story about her strength and courage and how it came to be. It’s the origin story of a survivor. You’d have to be heartless not to be moved.

I truly did laugh and cry with this book. It was a roller coaster, and am grateful that the author found her calling and, in the process, shared her story.

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