The Secret to Superhuman Strength: Alison Bechdel in Conversation with Roz Chast - 92Y, New York

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The Secret to Superhuman Strength: Alison Bechdel in Conversation with Roz Chast

Alison Bechdel and Roz Chast

Fun Home author, comics giant and MacArthur Genius Award winner Alison Bechdel and beloved New Yorker cartoonist and author Roz Chast join us for a conversation about Bechdel’s new book, The Secret to Superhuman Strength.

Bechdel’s quest for this elusive secret leads her not just through a succession of fitness fads and exercise exploits, but into the more immaterial realms of creativity, loss, desire, addictive behavior, mortality, the problem of the self, and, for good measure, the nature of the universe. On her circuitous path, she enlists the aid of literary figures from the Transcendentalists and the British Romantics to Jack Kerouac. This deeply-layered graphic memoir charts one person’s lifelong effort, as diverting as it is dogged, to get the mind and body on the same page. Bechdel and Chast are two of the most original and influential figures in comics. Don’t miss the chance to hear them.

Signed copies of The Secret to Superhuman Strength may be purchased with your ticket, courtesy of Greenlight Bookstore. If you are purchasing a book bundle, please include your shipping address during checkout, or email us. Please note: domestic shipping only.

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Alison Bechdel

Alison Bechdel’s cult following for her comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For expanded wildly for her bestselling memoirs …

Roz Chast

Roz Chast has loved to draw cartoons since she was a child growing up in Brooklyn …

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