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Improve, how I discovered improv and conquered social anxiety, by Alex Graudins

Label
Improve, how I discovered improv and conquered social anxiety, by Alex Graudins
Language
eng
resource.biographical
contains biographical information
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
resource.interestAgeLevel
Ages 15-up
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Improve
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
Oclc number
1343215086
Responsibility statement
by Alex Graudins
Sub title
how I discovered improv and conquered social anxiety
Summary
Part memoir, part introduction to the world of unscripted comedy, this graphic novel is both a look at one person's journey with anxiety -- from childhood through her young adult years -- and a class on improv (acting exercises and games are presented throughout the story). Alex is tormented by negative thoughts and fears, and has built an emotional wall around herself, which keeps the hurt out, but traps the loneliness inside. Something's got to change, and to pull herself free of this endless cycle, Alex takes a giant step out of her comfort zone and enrolls in an improv class. By forcing herself to play silly games and act out ridiculous scenes, she confronts the unbearable weight of embarrassment, makes some new friends, rediscovers parts of herself that she had hidden away, and ultimately faces her greatest fear... performing onstage for all to see. --, adapted from summary on back cover
Target audience
adolescent
Classification
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