Commute: An Illustrated Memoir Of Female Shame by Erin WilliamsCommute: An Illustrated Memoir Of Female Shame by Erin Williams

Commute: An Illustrated Memoir Of Female Shame

byErin Williams

Hardcover | October 8, 2019

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An intimate, clever, and ultimately gut-wrenching graphic memoir about the daily decision women must make between being sexualized or being invisible

In Commute, we follow author and illustrator Erin Williams on her daily commute to and from work, punctuated by recollections of sexual encounters as well as memories of her battle with alcoholism, addiction, and recovery. As she moves through the world navigating banal, familiar, and sometimes uncomfortable interactions with the familiar-faced strangers she sees daily, Williams weaves together a riveting collection of flashbacks. Her recollections highlight the indefinable moments when lines are crossed and a woman must ask herself if the only way to avoid being objectified is to simply cease to draw any attention to her physical being. She delves into the gray space that lives between consent and assault and tenderly explores the complexity of the shame, guilt, vulnerability, and responsibility attached to both.

Erin Williams is a writer, illustrator, and researcher living in New York. She’s the coauthor of The Big Fat Activity Book for Pregnant People and The Big Activity Book for Anxious People.
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Title:Commute: An Illustrated Memoir Of Female ShameFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:304 pages, 8 × 6 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:8 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:October 8, 2019Publisher:Abrams ComicArtsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1419736744

ISBN - 13:9781419736742

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“One day’s commute offers time for the author to reflect on sexual predators, alcoholism, and the experiences she understands better now than she did at the time…A catharsis for the author that fits perfectly within a pivotal period for society and culture at large.”