Born in Wisconsin, Jim Knipfel was a staff writer at the now-defunct weekly alternative newspaper New York Press for thirteen years, where wrote the long-running and popular "Slackjaw" column, a cynical, misanthropic look at daily life. He is the author of ten books, including Slackjaw, …
About My Disappearance
A zine about being diagnosed with Crohn?s disease. It sounds pretty rough: ?The main symptoms are abdominal pain, and diarrhea? lots and lots of diarrhea.? Yikes. Following Dave on his journey through diagnosis and treatment, including stool samples, a camera in the intestinal tract, and the side effects of medications, is intense. But he writes frankly, honestly, and without self-pity, making this an informative, sympathetic and pretty readable little tract.
4" X 5.5", 52pp, b&w, per zine