At the relatively young age of thirty-seven, Ally Malinenko was diagnosed with breast cancer. Better Luck Next Year is a revealing portrait of a young woman fighting for her life. As Malinenko writes, “Please don’t call it a journey”. At once harrowing and funny Better Luck Next Year is a vital statement; Malinenko’s is a much-needed voice crying out. Ally Malinenko is the author of the poetry collections The Wanting Bone and How To Be An American (Six Gallery Press) as well as the novel This Is Sarah (Bookfish Books). She lives in Brooklyn with her husband.