The Secret to Superhuman Strength (Hardback)
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The Secret to Superhuman Strength (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 06/05/2021
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The graphic novel pioneer behind Fun Home and Are You My Mother? pays affectionate tribute to the myriad fitness fads and self-help philosophies that have obsessed her in this wickedly funny and stunningly drawn work.    

All her life, Alison Bechdel has searched for an elusive secret.

The secret to superhuman strength.

She has looked for it in her favourite books, the lives of her heroes, celibacy, polyamory, activism, therapy, and most obsessively, in her lifelong passion for exercise. Skiing, running, karate, cycling, yoga, weight lifting - you name it, she's tried it. "Oh, to be self-sufficient! Hard as a rock! An island!"

But as she gets older, her body isn't getting any stronger. And in a changing, sometimes overwhelming world, are "cantaloupe-sized guns" all a person needs? Maybe the all-important secret is not where she expected to find it . . .

In this, her third graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel has written a deeply layered, personal story about selfhood, self-sabotage, mortality, addiction, bliss, wonder, and the concerns of a generation. This is an extraordinary, laugh-out-loud chronicle of the conundrums we all grapple with as we seek our true place in the world.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780224101905
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 938 g
Dimensions: 262 x 196 x 26 mm


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'The long-anticipated return of...one of the most acclaimed authors in the genre, this should be one of the year's highlights.' - Kate McHale, Bookseller, Graphic Novels Spotlight

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“Classic Bechdel”

I adore Alison Bechdel, and Fun Home is one of the most incredible things I have ever read.

I was therefore very excited to check this out, especially as it is on a topic (exercise) that I find interesting.... More

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