The Secret to Superhuman Strength: A Conversation with Alison Bechdel
SHOW DATE: Monday, May 10th
SHOW TIME: 7PM EST / 4PM PT
Each ticket will include a copy of Alison’s book “The Secret to Superhuman”
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*Please note that this show will take place over Zoom*
Moderated by Stacy Schiff
In Partnership with Brookline Booksmith
Fun Home author and MacArthur Genius Award winner Alison Bechdel and Pulitzer Prize winner Stacy Schiff will appear in 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.
About Alison Bechdel:
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.
About Stacy Schiff:
Stacy Schiff is the author, most recently, of Cleopatra and The Witches: Salem, 1692, both #1 bestsellers. Writing in The Wall Street Journal, Brad Gooch has called her “perhaps the most seductive writer of nonfiction prose in America in our time.” A former Guggenheim Fellow, she was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for her Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov).