Full of Myself: A Graphic Memoir About Body Image (Paperback)

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Author and illustrator Siobhán Gallagher’s humorous and heartfelt graphic memoir details her journey from being anxious and unhappy to learning to love herself as she is.

"I’m proud of the person I’ve become because I fought to become her." At the age of 30, Siobhán Gallagher looks back on her teenage years struggling with anxiety and diet culture, desperate to become a beautiful, savvy, and slim adult. As an actual adult, she realizes she hasn’t turned out the way she’d imagined, but through the hard work of self-reflection—cut with plenty of humor—Gallagher brings readers along on her journey to self-acceptance and self-love.

Through witty comics and striking illustrations, Full of Myself is a highly relatable story of the awkward, imperfect, and hilariously honest teenage best friend readers will wish they had had—and the awkward, imperfect, and hilariously honest woman she becomes.

About the Author


Siobhán Gallagher is an illustrator and designer living in Kansas City. She has illustrated books by Chelsea Clinton, Mayim Bialik, and for Penguin Classics. In addition, her work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Elle Canada, and Huffington Post.

Praise For…


"None of us can communicate with our younger selves, to tell them not to get ill-advised piercings, or date bad men, or hate themselves. But as soon as I find a time machine, I'm sending this compassionate, hilarious book to younger me. (Adult me is keeping another copy for herself.)" (Emma Allen, The New Yorker Cartoon Editor)

"Full of Myself is a perfect showcase of Siobhán’s superpowers—stunning art, incredibly relatable humor, and vulnerable storytelling that left me wishing there were at least five more volumes. If you also grew up in the age of LimeWire and low rise jeans, this graphic novel will heal your inner child in ways you never knew you needed. (Also, it’s just nice to meet fellow victims of the big boob pencil test.) I’m calling it now—Siobhán is the millennial Judy Blume." (Sam Reece, Creator & Author of Shitty Craft Club)

"It's wonderful and all too relatable. I think many people will see themselves in it, I certainly did, which is putting the truth to that saying that the most personal is most universal." (Kate Beaton, New York Times bestselling cartoonist)

"This book will make you feel intimately seen and appreciated while absolutely READING YOU for how hard you are being on yourself. Also, it’s fucking hilarious. I’ve been a fan of Siobhan’s for years and can’t wait to gift this to every woman I know." (Stephanie Beatriz, American actress)

"I laughed. I cried. I laugh-cried. This book will make you love Siobhán so much, but it will also make you love yourself. What a gift!" (Chelsea Devantez, comedian, writer, podcast host)

"The 1990s and early 2000s were such a toxic time for women and body image that many of us who grew up in that era are still unable to fully face it and talk about it honestly. Siobhan Gallagher faces the struggle head-on in such an honest, raw, and unflinching way that it's hard to read, but in a good way. A great way. Full of Myself is painful, but also funny and cathartic and should be required reading for anyone with a body." (Julia Wertz, author of Impossible People)


Product Details
ISBN: 9781524867683
ISBN-10: 1524867683
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2024
Pages: 336
Language: English
 

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