The Secret to Superhuman Strength

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Product Details

Price
$24.00  $22.32
Publisher
Mariner Books
Publish Date
Pages
240
Dimensions
7.8 X 10.1 X 1.0 inches | 1.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780544387652
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About the Author

ALISON BECHDEL's cult following for her comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For expanded wildly for her best-selling memoirs, Fun Home, adapted into a Tony Award-winning musical, and Are You My Mother? Her many honors include being named a MacArthur Fellow and Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont.

Reviews

"Color? It's the first sign that something new is afoot in a book full of familiar flourishes [including] the figure of Bechdel herself, drawn as a bit of a cross between Tintin and Waldo, vibrating with anxiety, doing her best to flee herself on bike or skis or simply afoot....It's [an] accumulating ease we feel in this book--a supple, loose-limbed grace; an absence of fear that translates into simplicity, discipline and modesty." -- New York Times

"Astonishing . . . utterly absorbing" -- The Atlantic

"[Bechdel] set out to write a light book about her lifelong commitment to exercise, including stints as a cyclist, climber, skier and yogi. As usual, her story and art are about so much more--the realities of aging, the quest for transcendence and the drumbeat of mortality." -- Washington Post

"[Bechdel's] work is known for its unique style of combining incisive insight, humor, emotional resonance, queer ethos, and visually stunning illustration. She brings all of that to her new graphic memoir, The Secret to Superhuman Strength." -- Shondaland