MAC'S BACKS COMIX HAPPY HOUR DISCUSSES PASSING FOR HUMAN
Mac's Backs Comix Happy Hour discusses Passing for Human by Liana Finck.
"In this achingly beautiful graphic memoir, Liana Finck goes in search of that thing she has lost, her shadow, she calls it, but one might also think of it as the otherness or strangeness that has defined her since birth, that part of her that has always made her feel as though she is living in exile from the world. In Passing for Human, Finck is on a quest for self-understanding and self-acceptance, and along the way she seeks to answer some eternal questions: What makes us whole? What parts of ourselves do we hide or ignore or chase away because they're embarrassing, or inconvenient, or just plain weird and at what cost?"
Liana Finck is a regular contributor to The New Yorker, The Awl, and Catapult. She is a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and a Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists. She has had artist residencies with the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and Tablet magazine. Her first book, A Bintel Brief, was published in 2014.
"Alienation is both blessing and curse in this elegant graphic memoir of being the odd woman out. . . . Finck's whimsy acts as a microscope to better understand family, romance, and isolation. This story is as tender as it is wry. . . . Becoming human is a lifelong task--but Finck illustrates it with humor and panache." --Publishers Weekly
" Passing for Human is one of the most extraordinary memoirs I've ever read. It's a story about becoming a person, about creativity, about love, all told with originality and grace. An amazing, amazing book." --Roz Chast, author of Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?