Ink in Water: An Illustrated Memoir (Or, How I Kicked Anorexia’s Ass and Embraced Body Positivity) by Lacy J. Davis

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As a young artist living in Portland, Lacy Davis’ eating disorder began with the germ of an idea: a seed of a thought that told her she just wasn’t good enough. And like ink in water, that idea spread until it reached every corner of her being. This is the true story of Lacy’s journey into the self-destructive world of multiple eating disorders. It starts with a young and positive Lacy, trying to grapple with our culture’s body-image obsession and stay true to her riot grrrl roots. And while she initially succeeds in overcoming a nagging rumination about her body, a break up with a recovering addict starts her on a collision course with anorexia, health food obsession, and compulsive exercise addiction. At the request of her last real friend, she starts going to a twelve-step Overeaters Anonymous course, only to find that it conflicts with her punk feminist ideology.

Blending bold humor, a healthy dose of self-deprecation, vulnerability, literary storytelling, and dynamic and provocative artwork by illustrator Jim Kettner, Ink in Water is an unflinching, brutally honest look into the author’s mind: how she learned to take control of her damaging thoughts, redirect her perfectionism from self-destructive behaviors into writing and art, and how she committed herself to a life of health, strength, and nourishment.



Title : Ink in Water: An Illustrated Memoir (Or, How I Kicked Anorexia’s Ass and Embraced Body Positivity)
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ISBN : 1626258317
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 272 pages


Reviews


Romie rated it ★★★★☆

August 11, 2017

This graphic novel is a real gift. Knowing it’s a memoir makes everything even more relatable, you know what I mean? I’ve been fighting my binge & purge eating disorder for years now, 5 years to be precise, and I’ve never related with a graphic novel as much as I did with this one. In this gn, y...


Scarlet Cameo rated it ★★★★★

November 04, 2017

First of all, at one point in my life I was in a similar situation so I appreciate this one, not just because it is accurate, but because created a real, hard and touching portrait about how it's live with an ED, but because is really encouranging. Yes, you can endend up in a fuck up situation, b...


Schizanthus rated it ★★★★★

August 21, 2017

Lacy J. Davis has nailed it in this graphic novel memoir of her battle with an eating disorder in Ink in Water. She bravely takes the reader on a journey with her from its inception with thoughts of not being good enough to the beginnings of food restriction and anorexia, to compulsively exercisi...


[Shai] The Bibliophage rated it ★★★★★

December 31, 2017

When I saw the synopsis for this graphic novel, I thought I would be reading something boring an uninteresting. But my first impression isn't right because I finished reading this in just a few hours. Not to mention that this is also very helpful and inspiring especially those who are having eati...


Gurveen rated it ★★★★★

August 10, 2017

You know when you find a story that reflects purity, honesty and a good heart, and imprints all these emotions and thoughts in you and yet you're left speechless? Ink in Water by Lacy J. Davis and Jim Kettner does just that! My very first graphic novel, this one's going to stay with me for a very...


Manon rated it ★★★★☆

September 19, 2017

I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Ink in Water is an illustrated memoir that tells the story of Lacy. It tells her journey, mostly focusing on her eating disorder and anxiety. I really liked this book, the story was captivating and I couldn’t put it down… I loved...


A Bookish ✧ rated it ★★★☆☆

September 14, 2017

Having a eatingdisorder, there's alot in this that you can relate too. Very nice and also infomative for related people that wants to know more from ones perspective.


Erin rated it ★★★★☆

August 14, 2017

Thanks to NetGalley and New Harbinger Publications, Inc for an uncorrected proof of this graphic novel in exchange for an honest review. An extremely candid graphic novel, Lacy J. Davis exposes the demons that abound in the world of eating disorders. I am so grateful that she wrote it! Through b...


Clair rated it ★★★★★

August 16, 2017

I received this in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. Thank you to the author, Lacy Davis, and the publisher, New Harbinger for this opportunity. Ink in Water is a memoir of Lacy Davis’ upsetting struggle with negative body image and eating disorders. and how she rose above her own dama...


Katie rated it ★★★★★

August 03, 2017

If there's a right way to write a book about ED, this is it. I used to have an eating disorder, one that was actually extremely similar to what Lacy describes. Most books I've read during and since have been triggering, usually glamorizing eating disorders or lessening how harsh and terrible they...





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