Siobhán Gallagher: Full of Myself

Local illustrator Siobhán Gallagher presents her wonderful debut graphic memoir Full of Myself live at the Raven! Books will be available for sale and signing. This event is free and open to the public!

ABOUT THE BOOK

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.

RAVEN BOOKSELLERS LOVE IT: 

"I love a good body image book and reading Full of Myself by Siobhán Gallagher was like flipping through the pages of my teenage diary. This graphic novel memoir is a brutally honest tale of being taught as a child that to be a woman is to always be wrong and imperfect; and that to be a woman means punishing your own body. Caught at the crosshairs of a deeply misogynistic culture and teen trends at odds with her sense of self, Gallagher demonstrates how she continually comes to terms with eating disorders, internalized misogyny, depression, and messy human relationships. Full of Myself will resonate with readers on their own journeys of body liberation and who, like me, admire Gallagher’s extreme vulnerability. I especially loved her penchant for illustrating idioms, turning them into poignant visual metaphors."
—Wulfe, Raven Bookseller

Siobhán Gallagher’s graphic memoir, Full of Myself, instantly turned me into her biggest fan. No one who grew up in the 2000s—and later, chronically-online—could have come out unscathed by the constant barrage of anti-fat media. I was impressed and moved by Gallagher’s willingness to portray her most shameful (and heartbreaking) moments in the hope that readers will understand they’re not alone. A throwback godsend for Gen Z, and for Millennials, a connection to our childhood selves. It’s got me ready to relive my Lisa Frank® days, minus the self-hate.
—Mary, Raven Bookseller and Co-Owner

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 TimesThe New YorkerElle Canada, and Huffington Post.

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
809 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044
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$19.99
ISBN: 9781524867683
Availability: In stock at our distributor’s warehouse; will be at the Raven in 3-10 bus. days! More at ravenbookstore.com/ordering-faqs
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - April 2nd, 2024

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 cu


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