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Author Bechdel, Alison, 1960- author.

Title The secret to superhuman strength / Alison Bechdel ; with the extremely extensive coloring collaboration of Holly Rae Taylor.

Publication Info. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  GRAPHIC BECHDEL    DUE 08-26-23 Billed
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Adult Department  GRAPHIC 92 BECHDEL    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Adult Department  GRAPHIC B BECHDEL    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  GRAPHIC NOVEL BIO BECHDEL    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department Lower Level  GRAPHIC NOVEL SECRET TO SUPERHUMAN STRENGTH    Check Shelf
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Graphic Novels  GRAPHIC NOVEL BECHDEL ALISON    Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - New Materials  GRAPHIC SECRET    Check Shelf
 East Windsor, Library Association of Warehouse Point - Adult Department  GRAPHICNOVEL 741.59 BEC    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Graphic Novels  GN BECHDEL    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  GN B BECHDEL ALISON    Check Shelf

Description 231 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary "From the author of Fun Home, a profoundly affecting graphic memoir of Bechdel's lifelong love affair with exercise, set against a hilarious chronicle of fitness fads in our times"-- Provided by publisher
"Comics and cultural superstar Alison Bechdel delivers a deeply layered story of her fascination, from childhood to adulthood, with every fitness craze to come down the pike: from Jack LaLanne in the 60s ("Outlandish jumpsuit! Cantaloupe-sized guns!") to the existential oddness of present-day spin class. Readers will see their athletic or semi-active pasts flash before their eyes through an ever-evolving panoply of running shoes, bicycles, skis, and sundry other gear. But the more Bechdel tries to improve herself, the more her self appears to be the thing in her way. She turns for enlightenment to Eastern philosophers and literary figures, including Beat writer Jack Kerouac, whose search for self-transcendence in the great outdoors appears in moving conversation with the author’s own. This gifted artist and not-getting-any-younger exerciser comes to a soulful conclusion. The secret to superhuman strength lies not in six-pack abs, but in something much less clearly defined: facing her own non-transcendent but all-important interdependence with others."--Jacket.
Subject Bechdel, Alison, 1960- -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Physical fitness -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Fads -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Bechdel, Alison, 1960- (OCoLC)fst00184087
Fads. (OCoLC)fst00919810
Physical fitness. (OCoLC)fst01062569
Genre/Form Autobiographical comics.
Humorous comics.
Nonfiction comics.
Graphic novels.
Added Author Taylor, Holly Rae, colorist.
Other Form: Online version: Bechdel, Alison, 1960- Secret to superhuman strength. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021 9780544385788 (DLC) 2021002175
ISBN 9780544387652 (hardcover)
0544387651 (hardcover)
9780358554844 (hardcover)
0358554845 (hardcover)
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