In this gutsy and unconventional essay collection, Allison Gruber examines her life as a young lesbian and breast cancer survivor. Through discussions of madness, religion, gender and feminism, Gruber’s captivating prose details everything from her teenage obsession with primatologist Dian Fossey to a dachshund named Bernie. Rippling with dark, often absurd humor, You’re Not Edith invites readers into an unusual life, interrupted. Allison Gruber's prose has appeared in a number of journals, including The Literary Review, Ms Fit,The Hairpin, and in the anthology Windy City Queer: Dispatches from the Third Coast. A Chicago native, Gruber now lives with her wife, Sarah, in Flagstaff, Arizona.