Super You: Release Your Inner Superhero

Emily V Gordon (Author)
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Description

From Academy Award-nominee Emily V. Gordon, creator of the blockbuster movie The Big Sick, comes a super-powered guide-to-life with comic-book flair and real-world wisdom for living your best life Superheroes don't start from glorious beginnings. Their origins are almost always marked by traumatic events that leave them helpless and scared. Batman witnessed his parents' murder. Superman was sent away from his dying planet with no one to guide him as he grew up. Orphaned Catwoman was forced to steal food to survive on the streets of Gotham.

What makes these superheroes super is their determination to not be defined by helplessness. They embrace their origins, their flaws, and their mistakes, and strive every day to become the best versions of themselves - for the benefit of themselves and others.

Super You is a fun, friendly, and unabashedly geeky guide to becoming the superhero of your own extraordinary life. Author Emily Gordon examines comic book tropes to find lessons that anyone can apply toward overcoming tragic events and adversity in their own lives. With activities in every chapter to help identify each person's superpowers, special tools, personal kryptonite - and weapons against it - Super You is the perfect sidekick for every growing hero, empowering everyday people to transform into the most kick-ass versions of themselves.

Product Details

Price
$16.00
Publisher
Seal Press (CA)
Publish Date
September 29, 2015
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.8 X 0.9 X 8.9 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781580055758

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About the Author

Emily V. Gordon is a former couples and family therapist and current writer and producer. She has written for Rookie, Hello Giggles, the Huffington Post, and The Daily Beast. In addition, she hosts a podcast about video games and produces a weekly standup show called The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail that is also a Comedy Central series. Emily lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Reviews

"I have often imagined a life in which my only job is to do whatever Emily V. Gordon tells me. Super You answers all my prayers, making frustratingly abstract being-a-person problems totally manageable.
Tavi Gevinson, founder and editor-in-chief of Rookie magazine
"Super You isn t a self-help bookit s a manual for badassery. You may never fly or travel through time (drat!), but this book will help you develop your very own special set of super powers. Get ready to get awesome.
Aisha Tyler, actress, comedian, cohost of CBS s The Talk, host of Whose Line is it Anyway?, and author of Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Humiliation
"Emily s drive and confident attitude make her a formidable foe for failure. ModCloth
"I have often imagined a life in which my only job is to do whatever Emily V. Gordon tells me. Super You answers all my prayers, making frustratingly abstract being-a-person problems totally manageable.
Tavi Gevinson, founder and editor-in-chief of Rookie magazine
"Super You isn t a self-help bookit s a manual for badassery. You may never fly or travel through time (drat!), but this book will help you develop your very own special set of super powers. Get ready to get awesome.
Aisha Tyler, actress, comedian, cohost of CBS s The Talk, host of Whose Line is it Anyway?, and author of Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Humiliation
"Emily s drive and confident attitude make her a formidable foe for failure. ModCloth
"Super You is a hilarious and inspiring guide about finding, owning and having the courage to be the best you that you can be. You'll start this book as Clark Kent, and Emily will help you find your cape."
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