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Burgess, Rebecca - How to Be Ace

Burgess, Rebecca - How to Be Ace

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In this honest and witty graphic memoir, Rebecca Burgess navigates their asexual identity in a world obsessed with sex. From school hallways to awkward dates and societal expectations, Rebecca explores their journey of self-discovery, mental health, and navigating relationships while being ace. This personal exploration offers an insightful and relatable read for anyone questioning their identity or simply wanting to understand asexuality better.


Growing up, everyone seemed to have their "aha" moment, but for Rebecca, that moment never came. Confused by society's obsession with romance and sex, they embark on a journey of self-discovery, navigating friendships, family, and mental health while questioning, "Am I broken?" With humor and vulnerability, "How to Be Ace" offers a glimpse into the often unseen world of asexuality, challenging stereotypes and providing a relatable voice for anyone who feels different.

LGBT Themes:

    • Asexuality spectrum
    • Coming-of-age and self-discovery
    • Mental health and identity exploration
    • Family dynamics and LGBTQ+ acceptance
    • Challenging societal expectations and heteronormativity

Relevant Tags: LGBTQ+, graphic novel, memoir, asexuality, asexual spectrum, coming-of-age, self-discovery, mental health, family relationships, LGBTQ+ acceptance, challenging stereotypes, graphic memoir, young adult, non-fiction comics

Awards & Recognition:

    • Prism Awards Finalist 2021
  • Great Graphic Novels for Teens - YALSA 2022

Title: How to Be Ace: A Memoir of Growing Up Asexual

Author: Rebecca Burgess

Genre: Graphic memoir, Non-fiction comics

Pages: 208

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Release Date: October 21, 2020

Weight: 382 grams

Size: 14.8 x 0.8 x 20.8 cm

ISBN: 9781787752153

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