The secret to superhuman strength
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Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021.
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Book
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231 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780544387652, 0544387651, 9780358554844, 0358554845

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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. A heartrendingly comic chronicle for our times. - from Amazon.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Bechdel, A., & Taylor, H. R. (2021). The secret to superhuman strength . Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Bechdel, Alison, 1960- and Holly Rae, Taylor. 2021. The Secret to Superhuman Strength. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Bechdel, Alison, 1960- and Holly Rae, Taylor. The Secret to Superhuman Strength Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Bechdel, Alison, and Holly Rae Taylor. The Secret to Superhuman Strength Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021.

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