The Secret to Superhuman Strength

The Secret to Superhuman Strength
Author: Alison Bechdel
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780544385788
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Release: 2021-05-04
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 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.

Are You My Mother

Are You My Mother
Author: Alison Bechdel
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780547524368
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Release: 2012-05-01
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The New York Times–bestselling graphic memoir about Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home, becoming the artist her mother wanted to be. Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home was a pop culture and literary phenomenon. Now, a second thrilling tale of filial sleuthery, this time about her mother: voracious reader, music lover, passionate amateur actor. Also a woman, unhappily married to a closeted gay man, whose artistic aspirations simmered under the surface of Bechdel's childhood…and who stopped touching or kissing her daughter good night, forever, when she was seven. Poignantly, hilariously, Bechdel embarks on a quest for answers concerning the mother-daughter gulf. It's a richly layered search that leads readers from the fascinating life and work of the iconic twentieth-century psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott, to one explosively illuminating Dr. Seuss illustration, to Bechdel’s own (serially monogamous) adult love life. And, finally, back to Mother—to a truce, fragile and real-time, that will move and astonish all adult children of gifted mothers. A New York Times, USA Today, Time, Slate, and Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year “As complicated, brainy, inventive and satisfying as the finest prose memoirs.”—New York Times Book Review “A work of the most humane kind of genius, bravely going right to the heart of things: why we are who we are. It's also incredibly funny. And visually stunning. And page-turningly addictive. And heartbreaking.”—Jonathan Safran Foer “Many of us are living out the unlived lives of our mothers. Alison Bechdel has written a graphic novel about this; sort of like a comic book by Virginia Woolf. You won't believe it until you read it—and you must!”—Gloria Steinem

The Essential Dykes to Watch Out for

The Essential Dykes to Watch Out for
Author: Alison Bechdel
Pages: 392
ISBN: 0618968806
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Release: 2008
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Brings together a new collection of cartoons recounting the lives and loves of a diverse group of lesbian friends.

A Soldier s Secret

A Soldier s Secret
Author: Marissa Moss
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781613123676
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Release: 2012-09-15
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Historical fiction at its best, this novel by bestselling author Marissa Moss tells the story of Sarah Emma Edmonds, who masqueraded as a man named Frank Thompson during the Civil War. Among her many adventures, she was a nurse on the battlefield and a spy for the Union Army, and was captured by (and escaped from) the Confederates. The novel is narrated by Sarah, offering readers an in-depth look not only at the Civil War but also at her journey to self-discovery as she grapples with living a lie and falling in love with one of her fellow soldiers. Using historical materials to build the foundation of the story, Moss has crafted a captivating novel for the YA audience. The book includes a Civil War timeline, archival photos, a glossary of names, and a detailed note on sources. Praise for A Soldier's Secret STARRED REVIEWS "A female Civil War soldier is brought alive for readers...Moss convincingly but never gratuitously portrays the gore, horror and boredom of war. An intimate look at a soldier's life from a compelling, historical perspective." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review "A captivating piece of YA historical fiction." —Publishers Weekly, starred review “Moss combines fiction with biography in this compelling account…Many battles are graphically described, and the novel is crammed with atmosphere and detail.” —Bay Area News Group "Whether a valiant soldier or angel of mercy, Sarah is a brave and loyal historical figure, well deserving of readers’ attention." —School Library Journal "Moss’ novel offers a fascinating, first-person portrait." —Booklist "The novel is well-written, vividly capturing the drama of Edmonds’ story as well as larger wartime realities.” —Library Media Connection

The Best American Comics 2011

The Best American Comics 2011
Author: Alison Bechdel,Jessica Abel,Matt Madden
Pages: 332
ISBN: 9780547333625
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Release: 2011
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Features excerpts from graphic novels, newspapers, webcomics, and other sources and features work by up-and-coming contributors as well as such established artists as Joe Sacco, Jeff Smith, and Dash Shaw.

The Secret to Superhuman Strength

The Secret to Superhuman Strength
Author: Alison Bechdel
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781473512313
Available:
Release: 2021-05-06
Editor: Random House
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

*A GUARDIAN AND OBSERVER 'BOOKS OF 2021' PICK* From the bestselling, award-winning author of Fun Home 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.

Superhuman YOU

Superhuman YOU
Author: Iron Tamer Dave Whitley
Pages: 132
ISBN: 9781329938816
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Release: 2016-03-15
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Superhuman YOU: Break The Chains of Limitations and Unleash Your Own Superpower! Digital version Why do we have such a fascination with super heroes? It is because we see the best qualities of ourselves in them. They are exaggerated version of what we all aspire to be. I grew up wanting to be a super hero, or more specifically, wanting to have superhuman strength. It may sound like a bold claim, but I achieved that desire. As a professional strongman, I bend steel bars with my hands. I am convinced that every single one of us on planet Earth has the ability to become super human. We each have at least one unique super power, a life's purpose. I have found that the principles of achieving this are the same, regardless of the goal. This book will show you how to discover and develop YOUR Super Power and how to use that power live a success-filled and happy life.

Mental Muscle

Mental Muscle
Author: Logan Christopher
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1942812027
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Release: 2016-10-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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No Cheating No Dying

No Cheating  No Dying
Author: Elizabeth Weil
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781439168264
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Release: 2012-02-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Written with charm and wit, No Cheating, No Dying investigates one of the most universal human institutions—marriage. Elizabeth Weil and her husband Dan have two basic ground rules for their marriage: no cheating, no dying. For ten years it’s worked fine, but Elizabeth started to wonder if it could be better. Elizabeth Weil believes that you don’t get married in a white dress, in front of all your future in-laws and ex-boyfriends but gradually, over time, through all the road rage incidents and pre-colonoscopy enemas, good and bad dinners, and all the small moments you never expected to happen or much less endure. In this book, Weil examines the major universal marriage issues—sex, money, mental health, in-laws, children—through bravely recounting her own hilarious, messy, and sometimes difficult relationship. She seeks out the advice of financial planners, psychoanalysts, therapists, household management consultants, priests, rabbis, and the United States government. Woven into this funny and forthright narrative is Weil's extensive research on marriage and marriage improvement. The result is an illuminating and entertaining read that is a fresh addition to the body of literature about marriage.

The Awakening 1

The Awakening  1
Author: Michael Carroll
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781440635809
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Release: 2008-05-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fans of the hit TV show Heroes will love Quantum Prophecy! Ten years ago, all the superhumans vanished. No one knows what happened to them--until now. Thirteen-year-olds Danny and Colin are shocked to discover that they are in fact the beginning of a renewed superhuman race. As they rise to take the place of the lost generation, the unimaginable truth behind the explosive final battle that occurred ten years ago between the superheroes and the supervillains is exposed. And when the past resurfaces, Danny and his fellow superheroes must face the new challenges that threaten their survival. On the run from everyone, and not knowing who is friend or foe, the one ability the new heroes are going to need most is the power to distinguish good from evil.

Tiger

Tiger
Author: Kate Brittlebank
Pages: 163
ISBN: 9788193237298
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Release: 2016
Editor: Juggernaut Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Was Tipu Sultan a cruel bigot or a wise and just ruler? A reckless adventurer or a proud nationalist? This book cuts through the myths to bring this controversial king and his times come vividly alive, from his youthful military exploits to his death in his final battle against the British

The Contradictions

The Contradictions
Author: Sophie Yanow
Pages: 206
ISBN: 9781770465114
Available:
Release: 2021-04-14
Editor: Drawn & Quarterly
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Eisner Award-winning story about a student figuring out radical politics in a messy world Sophie is young and queer and into feminist theory. She decides to study abroad, choosing Paris for no firm reason beyond liking French comics. Feeling a bit lonely and out of place, she’s desperate for community and a sense of belonging. She stumbles into what/who she’s looking for when she meets Zena. An anarchist student-activist committed to veganism and shoplifting, Zena offers Sophie a whole new political ideology that feels electric. Enamored—of Zena, of the idea of living more righteously—Sophie finds herself swept up in a whirlwind friendship that blows her even further from her rural California roots as they embark on a disastrous hitchhiking trip to Amsterdam and Berlin, full of couch surfing, drug tripping, and radical book fairs. Capturing that time in your life where you’re meeting new people and learning about the world—when everything feels vital and urgent—The Contradictions is Sophie Yanow’s fictionalized coming-of-age story. Sophie’s attempts at ideological purity are challenged time and again, putting into question the plausibility of a life of dogma in a world filled with contradictions. Keenly observed, frank, and very funny, The Contradictions speaks to a specific reality while also being incredibly relatable, reminding us that we are all imperfect people in an imperfect world.

Ghachar Ghochar

Ghachar Ghochar
Author: Vivek Shanbhag
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781101992944
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Release: 2017-02-07
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS' TOP BOOKS OF 2017 ONE OF VULTURE'S 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE 21ST CENTURY FINALIST FOR THE L.A. TIMES BOOK PRIZE IN FICTION “A modern classic.” —The New York Times Book Review A young man's close-knit family is nearly destitute when his uncle founds a successful spice company, changing their fortunes overnight. As they move from a cramped, ant-infested shack to a larger house on the other side of Bangalore, and try to adjust to a new way of life, the family dynamic begins to shift. Allegiances realign; marriages are arranged and begin to falter; and conflict brews ominously in the background. Things become “ghachar ghochar”—a nonsense phrase uttered by one meaning something tangled beyond repair, a knot that can't be untied. Elegantly written and punctuated by moments of unexpected warmth and humor, Ghachar Ghochar is a quietly enthralling, deeply unsettling novel about the shifting meanings—and consequences—of financial gain in contemporary India. “A classic tale of wealth and moral ruin.” —The New Yorker “Ghachar Ghochar introduces us to a master.” —The Paris Review Named a Best Book of the Year by the Guardian, Globe and Mail, and Publishers Weekly Shortlisted for the ALTA National Translation Award in Prose Longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award

1018 Real Affirmations to Use the Full Power of Your Mind to Develop Superhuman Strength

1018 Real Affirmations to Use the Full Power of Your Mind to Develop Superhuman Strength
Author: Nicholas Mag
Pages: 329
ISBN:
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Release: 2021
Editor: Nicholas Mag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Miracle! In this book Nicholas presents you a practical, unique, subliminal, very simple, detailed method of how to Use the Full Power of Your Mind to Develop Superhuman Strength. You will feel the effects immediately and the results will appear very quickly! So it was in my case. You will not achieve fulfillment and happiness until YOU become the architect of your own reality. Imagine that with a few moments each day, you could begin the powerful transformation toward complete control of your own life and well being through this unique, subliminal method combined with positive affirmations. The order of words is extremely important for every book written by Nicholas. These are arranged to be traversed in a certain way so as to eliminate certain blockages in the human being, blockages that are bringing disease or failure on various plans. You don't need a big chunk of your time or expensive programs. Everything is extremely simple! Health, money, prosperity, abundance, safety, stability, sociability, charisma, sexual vitality, erotic attraction, will, optimism, perseverance, self-confidence, tenacity, courage, love, loving relationships, self-control, self-esteem, enthusiasm , refinement, intuition, detachment, intelligence, mental calm, power of concentration, exceptional memory, aspiration, transcendence, wisdom, compassion. You have the ability to unlock your full inner-potential and achieve your ultimate goals. This is the age-old secret of the financial elite, world class scholars, and Olympic champions. For example, when you watch the Olympics, you'll find one consistency in all of the champions. Each one closes their eyes for a moment and clearly affirms & visualizes themselves completing the event flawlessly just before starting. Then they win gold medals and become champions. That's merely one example of how the real power of mind can elevate you above any of life's challenges. By reading this book, you will feel totally that life deserves to be lived and enjoyed every moment and that everything that you propose for yourself becomes easy for you to fulfill. Nicholas will guide you to touch your longed-for dream and will make you see life from a new perspective, full of freshness and success. This book helps you step by step, in a natural way, in just 3 minutes a day, to change your misguided way of thinking and to Use the Full Power of Your Mind to Develop Superhuman Strength. (NOTE: For good, Nicholas keep the price of the book as lower as he can, even if is a hard work behind this project. A significant portion of the earnings from the sale of the book are used for these purposes: for charity, volunteer projects, nature restoration, and other inspired ideas to do good where it is needed. If you can not afford to buy the book please contact Nicholas and he will give you a free copy.) You, also have a bonus in the pages of the book that makes you live your success by doing a seemingly trivial thing. You will feel the difference. Yes. The Miracle is possible! Get Your Copy Now!

Dykes to Watch Out for

Dykes to Watch Out for
Author: Alison Bechdel
Pages: 78
ISBN: 0932379176
Available:
Release: 1986
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Grin, giggle, and guffaw your way through this celebrated cartoonist's graphic commentary of contemporary lesbian life.

Superhuman

Superhuman
Author: Rowan Hooper
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781501168734
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Release: 2019-09-17
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From evolutionary biologist Rowan Hooper, an awe-inspiring look into the extremes of human ability—and what they tell us about our own potential—“an intriguing…look at some of the things that make us human—and more” (Kirkus Reviews). In 1997, an endurance runner named Yiannis Kouros ran 188 miles in twenty-four hours. Akira Haraguchi can recite pi to the 100,000th decimal point. John Nunn was accepted to Oxford University at age fifteen. After a horrific attack by her estranged husband, Carmen Tarleton was left with burns to more than eighty percent of her body. After a three-month coma, multiple skin grafts, and successful face transplant, Tarleton is now a motivational speaker. What does it feel like to be exceptional? And what does it take to get there? Why can some people achieve greatness when others can’t, no matter how hard they try? Just how much potential does our species have? Evolutionary biologist Rowan Hooper has the answers. In Superhuman he takes us on a breathtaking tour of the peaks of human achievement that shows us what it feels like to be extraordinary—and what it takes to get there. Drawing on interviews with these “superhumans” and those who have studied them, Hooper assesses the science and genetics of peak potential. His case studies are as inspirational as they are varied, highlighting feats of endurance, strength, intelligence, and memory. Superhuman is “terrifically entertaining. Hooper is that precious thing; an easy, fluent, and funny scientist. The message from this upbeat, clever, feel good book is that we all have greater capacity than we realize. Spectacularly enjoyable” (The London Times), this is a fascinating, eye-opening, and inspiring celebration for anyone who ever felt that they might be able to do something extraordinary in life, for those who simply want to succeed, and for anyone interested in the sublime possibilities of humankind.

Things That Grow

Things That Grow
Author: Meredith Goldstein
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780358531807
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Release: 2021-03-09
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After her grandmother dies, a girl travels to different gardens to scatter her ashes, learning about life and love along the way. From Love Letters advice columnist and podcast host Meredith Goldstein, this emotionally resonant novel with a touch of humor is perfect for fans of Robin Benway and Jenna Evans Welch. When Lori’s Dorothy Parker–loving grandmother dies, Lori’s world is turned upside down. Grandma Sheryl was everything to Lori—and not just because Sheryl raised Lori when Lori’s mom got a job out of town. Now Lori’s mom is insisting on moving her away from her beloved Boston right before senior year. Desperate to stay for as long as possible, Lori insists on honoring her grandmother’s last request before she moves: to scatter Sheryl’s ashes near things that grow. Along with her uncle Seth and Chris, best friend and love-of-her-life crush, Lori sets off on a road trip to visit her grandmother’s favorite gardens. Dodging forest bathers, scandalized volunteers, and angry homeowners, they come to terms with the shape of life after Grandma Sheryl. Saying goodbye isn’t easy, but Lori might just find a way to move forward surrounded by the people she loves.

Super Human

Super Human
Author: Michael Carroll
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781101187692
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Release: 2010-05-13
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Four thousand years ago the world’s first super human walked the earth. Possessing the strength of one hundred men, skin impervious to attack, and the ability to read minds, this immortal being used his power to conquer and enslave nations. Now plans are in motion that will transport this super human to the present, where he’ll usher in a new age of tyranny unlike anything the world has ever seen. Determined to stand against them, using powers they’ve only just begun to master, is a ragtag group of young heroes. For them this first test may be their greatest . . . and last. Watch a Video

The Invisible World

The Invisible World
Author: Anthony DeStefano
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780307720801
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Release: 2011-03-15
Editor: Image
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Everybody has one. It’s called a "haunt detector." It’s the little alarm that goes off in our heads whenever we detect that something mysterious or supernatural has occurred. You could be sitting around relaxing one day at home, and for no special reason you start thinking about someone. Maybe you haven’t thought about this person in years. Then the phone rings; you pick it up, and amazingly, it’s that person! Many of us have experienced this phenomenon. What is it? Anthony DeStefano answers this compelling question in his fascinating new book, The Invisible World. No matter how little we may understand or how fleeting such moments can be, he explains the reality of the spiritual dimension that surrounds us and shows how it is immediately accessible to everyone. All aspects of the spiritual realm are discussed, including the existence of angels and demons, the whereabouts of loved ones who have passed, and even the presence and activity of God in our lives. Written to be completely consistent with traditional Christian teaching, The Invisible World will help readers embrace a certitude that makes it easier to act according to their moral beliefs, give them a greater sense of the richness of life, and show them that no amount of suffering in their life—physical, mental, or emotional—will ever be able to destroy the profound sense of inner peace that can be experienced on a daily basis. For those seeking reassurance about meaning in their life, nothing is more significant than to be reminded that no one is alone. In The Invisible World, Anthony DeStefano shows the truth of this in a captivating and inspiring way.

Rogue Untouched

Rogue  Untouched
Author: Alisa Kwitney
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781839080562
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Release: 2021-05-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Rogue's frightening new mutant powers keep her at arms-length from the world in this exhilarating Marvel Super Hero adventure