Reviewed by Abby Morrow, Community Engagement Librarian
In The Secret to Superhuman Strength, Bechdel weaves her own narrative with the histories of the founders of Transcendentalism, Jack Kerouac, and Buddhism. Bechdel shines in this book, recounting her history with skiing, martial arts, running, yoga and an array of exercise “fads” like the 7 minute workout. The book transcends these topics, asking the question: what is the secret to superhuman strength? Highly recommended!