Book Launch: Food School

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Join Jade Armstrong for the launch of Food School at La Petite Librairie Drawn & Quarterly at 176 rue Bernard O at 7 pm on Thursday, April 11th. The evening will feature a reading, a Q&A, and a signing. The event is free and open to all. Books will be available for purchase at the event and the authors will sign copies of their books.
Please note that the store is encouraging all guests to wear masks at this event. Masks will be available free of charge upon entry.
About Food School
A twenty-something college dropout enrolls in a full-time outpatient program for eating disorder recovery. As they change their relationship with food, their relationships with people change, too.
Olive’s post-secondary education isn’t what they’d planned. Instead of college, they spend five days a week, eight hours a day at what Olive calls “Food School”: a full-time outpatient program for eating disorder recovery where they learn, talk, and cry about eating disorders as part of a survivor support group.
Intensely committed to recovery, Olive confronts the secretive, self-destructive, and sometimes tragically comedic nature of their illness, while struggling with the complexities of modern mental health care. With support and perspective from their roommate, a fellow patient, and their partner, Olive learns to open up about their abusive relationship with food and exercise – and finds ways to cope with the reality of living in a society that actively encourages disordered eating.
In this fictional slice of life comic, Jade Armstrong ( Scout Is Not a Band Kid ) explores the ways our relationships with food impact our connections with the people we love.
About Jade Armstrong
Jade Armstrong is a non-binary Canadian graphic novelist and member of the comics collective Hello Boyfriend. They like to write slice of life, humour, and YA comics. Candied ginger is their favourite snack.

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