Cancer Vixen Cashes In


Keith Kelly reports that Glamour cartoonist Marisa Acocella Marchetto, wife of restaurateur Silvano Marchetto of Da Silvano, has snagged a $250,000 advance from Sonny Mehta at Knopf for a cartoon memoir of her win over the big C. "Some of the moments were not funny when they were actually happening to me,'' Mrs. Marchetto recalled last week to New York Times reporter Lola Ogunnaike. ''But my mom would be, like, 'Material, material!''' Across Manhattan, doctors bracing for a rush of patients from what Kelly calls "the media elite who frequent the restaurant," worry about how to explain that schadenfreude isn't an actual disease. —MG
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