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This intimate, lyric book details one woman’s embrace of health and peace after decades of struggle with food and body image. Illustrated with her elegant, sensitive drawings, her journey proves that personal agony can be permanently overcome.
The syncopated layout of this book is a deliberate artistic choice serving the emotional rhythm of the text and illustrations.
“For many years now, the poet, playwright, and memoirist Irene O'Garden has been a hero to me. I think of her as a walking, writing, beam of light.” Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love and The Signature of All Things
Winner of a 2012 Pushcart Prize, Glad To Be Human is a lyric and passionate outburst of appreciation for our lives in the 21st century. In rhythmic and sensual language this joie de couer returns us to the daily beauties and bounties of human life: its pleasures, its relationships, its diversity, its creativity and the poignant cycle of life itself. It is a rare and affirming piece of work that throws wide and loving arms around our world.