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Food School

April 15, 2024 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781772620962
$15.00
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Description

A twenty-something college dropout enrolls in a full-time outpatient program for eating disorder recovery. As they change their relationship with food, their relationships with people change, too.
Olive's post-secondary education isn't what they'd planned. Instead of college, they spend five days a week, eight hours a day at what Olive calls "Food School": a full-time outpatient program for eating disorder recovery where they learn, talk, and cry about eating disorders as part of a survivor support group.
Intensely committed to recovery, Olive confronts the secretive, self-destructive, and sometimes tragically comedic nature of their illness, while struggling with the complexities of modern mental health care. With support and perspective from their roommate, a fellow patient, and their partner, Olive learns to open up about their abusive relationship with food and exercise - and finds ways to cope with the reality of living in a society that actively encourages disordered eating.
In this fictional slice of life comic, Jade Armstrong ( Scout Is Not a Band Kid ) explores the ways our relationships with food impact our connections with the people we love.

About this Author

Jade Armstrong is a non-binary Canadian graphic novelist and member of the comics collective Hello Boyfriend. They like to write slice of life, humour, and YA comics. Candied ginger is their favourite snack..

ISBN: 9781772620962
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 80
Publisher: Conundrum Press
Published: 2024-04-15

Reviews

"The energetic and emotional drawings in Food School depict Olive's complex journey of healing from an eating disorder in a delightful but also devastating way.Food School is an excellent example of how comics can be used to both educate and entertain. It's a book I want to give to everyone to read." - Saicoink, author of Open Spaces, Closed Places
"Funny and informative, Jade effortlessly hits the sweet spot between silly and sincere to deliver a delightful treat despite its heavy topic. Grab a snack, a drink and definitely grab Food School!" - Hana Chatani, author of Give Her Back To Me
"Jade Armstrong is a slice-of-life master, finding the joy, beauty, and heartbreak in the way we tend to our one of our most intimate needs - nourishment, be it emotional or physical. Always funny, always real, I loved Food School so much." - Nadia Shammas, co-author of Squire
"Food School is funny, incisive and smart; a capsule of modern womanhood, and the sometimes complicated relationship we have with our bodies and food." - Lucie Byron, author of Thieves
"For folks who are already comics fans, Food School is a winner, with storytelling that's deftly timed in pared-back halftone. And as a tool for people who struggle with or want to learn more about ED, Food School offers a no-shame, judgment-free primer on the challenges of learning how to eat and feel better." --Emily Raine, Montreal Review of Books

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