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December 16, 2008

Influences

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After I said, “My life is like a comic book!”—which became the impetus for American Widow, my graphic novel memoir about life after my husband died at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001—I ran and read Art Spiegelman’s Maus. I’d always known about it and the controversy it caused as a comic book focusing on an intense and painful subject. But I never read it because up to that time I avoided Holocaust literature.