Single Bald Female Review by Laura Price
When editor Jessica Jackson begins a new job, finds out her boyfriend has been cheating and receives a breast cancer diagnosis in the same period of time, her ‘perfect’ life begins to crack. Price’s talent lies in showing the reader that sometimes there is something to admire in the cracks, and that sometimes the most alive people are the ones facing the opposite.
Price brilliantly explores the nuances of singleness and cancer: grappling with femininity, dating dilemmas, sexual desire and fertility, all subjects that have long been censored from the conversation.
Perhaps I’m slightly bias as Jessica Jackson and Laura Price are both Yorkshire like myself ( the many cups of tea Jessica drank felt very comforting to me), this is a debut that will make anyone smile through it’s hilarious and, at times, heart-breaking honesty.