Courtney Cook

Courtney Cook is a writer, illustrator, teacher, and lover of naps. Courtney received an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and an MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of California, Riverside. She grew up in Winnetka, Illinois, and now resides in Chicago with her cat, Bertie.

Author photo: ©Caity Krone


  • The Way She Feels is a lifeline to anyone who’s ever felt alone.”

    —Piper Weiss, author of You All Grow Up and Leave Me

  • “Audaciously human and raw. The Way She Feels is a rainbow during the rain.”

    —Mara Altman, author of Gross Anatomy

  • “Candid and endearing. . . . In addition to a moving personal story, Cook provides a funny, heartfelt guide to borderline personality disorder and a distillation of adolescent tortures many readers will recognize. A poignant debut from a promising writer and illustrator.”

    Kirkus, Starred Review

  • “A smart, funny graphic memoir about living with BPD.”

    —Marbles Magazine