Got the chance to add another book to my Liz Prince collection.
I just flew back from SPX and boy are my arms tired.
Shown here with Liz Prince, who sold out of Tomboy on day one!
Story of my life, Liz is more relatable than her teen-self knows. Tomboy is a great book you guys, go get it.
Did you know that SPX (Small Press Expo) is in Bethesda this weekend? If you’re a comic book or graphic novel lover, you may want to check it out! To get in to the spirit of SPX, Librarian M is here is a brand new memoir:Tomboy by Liz PrinceLiz knew from an early age that she did not like to wear dresses—in fact, she felt most comfortable wearing boys’ clothing. Unfortunately, her peers did not feel comfortable about her wearing boys’ clothing and Liz spent her adolescence being bullied for her appearance and trying to find a group of people who accepted her without her needing to change.That all sounds kind of dire, and some parts of this memoir are sad and anger-inducing, but it is also very funny and satisfying when Liz does find someone to connect with. I recommend this book for anyone who has ever felt like an outcast for any reason.
Liz Prince’s graphic novel Tomboy is a poignant yet witty recollection of the trials and tribulations of one young woman’s struggles against traditional feminine stereotypes.
Readers meet the narrator as she’s about to enter middle school. Liz is a tomboy through and through, yet her guy friends don’t want to hang out with her any more. To make matters worse, her female friends are more interested in joining a cheerleading squad and swapping makeup tips than they are in playing video games with poor Liz. As the years pass and our heroine enters high school, Liz struggles with being an outsider and winds up joining a volunteer project where she starts learning about Feminism and girl culture, which ultimately helps her boost her self-esteem.