Ink in Water: An Illustrated Memoir (Or, How I Kicked by Lacy J. Davis,Jim Kettner

By Lacy J. Davis,Jim Kettner

“An particularly vital, super relatable memoir approximately studying to like the toughest individual of all: yourself.”
—Liz Prince, writer of

At as soon as punk rock and poignant, Ink in Water is the visceral and groundbreaking photograph memoir of a tender woman’s devastating fight with destructive physique photo and consuming problems, and the way she rose above her personal damaging behaviors and emotions of inadequacy to reside a lifetime of energy and empowerment.

As a tender artist residing in Portland, Lacy Davis’ consuming ailment started with the germ of an concept: a seed of a inspiration that advised her she simply wasn’t solid enough. and prefer ink in water, that concept unfold until eventually it reached each nook of her being. this can be the real tale of Lacy’s trip into the self-destructive international of a number of consuming problems. It begins with a tender and confident Lacy, attempting to grapple with our culture’s body-image obsession and remain real to her revolt grrrl roots. And whereas she before everything succeeds in overcoming a nagging rumination approximately her physique, a get a divorce with a convalescing addict starts off her on a collision direction with anorexia, wellbeing and fitness nutrition obsession, and compulsive workout habit. on the request of her final actual buddy, she begins going to a twelve-step Overeaters nameless path, merely to discover that it conflicts together with her punk feminist ideology.

Blending daring humor, a hearty dose of self-deprecation, vulnerability, literary storytelling, and dynamic and provocative art by way of illustrator Jim Kettner, Ink in Water is an unflinching, brutally sincere check out the author’s brain: how she realized to take keep watch over of her harmful innovations, redirect her perfectionism from self-destructive behaviors into writing and artwork, and the way she dedicated herself to a lifetime of future health, power, and nourishment.

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