A moving memoir about overcoming anorexia and sexual abuse – and becoming whole. 
 
Like most kids, Katie was a picky eater. She’d sit at the table in silent protest, hide uneaten toast in her bedroom, listen to parental threats she’d have to eat it for breakfast. But in any life, a set of circumstances can collide, and normal behavior can soon shade into something sinister, something deadly.
Lighter Than My Shadow is a hand-drawn story of struggle and recovery, a trip into the black heart of a taboo illness, an exposure of those who are so weak they prey on the weak, and an inspiration to anybody who believes in the human power to endure, and to eventually find happiness.
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516 pages, Soft cover
Written and Illustrated by Katie Green
ISBN: 978-1-941302-41-5 
USD: $19.99
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"The impact of Katie’s loneliness and constant, low-level despair drives deep into the soul but paradoxically will open your own heart and eyes. You’ll finish this determined to look more closely at your friends and loved ones—and especially your children—to make sure you’re not missing 
what’s masked by a benign surface."
Amazon (2017 Graphic Novel of the Year)
 
"This heartbreaking and fascinating memoir recounts the creator’s youthful struggle with trauma and an eating disorder without ever feeling saccharine or self-serving. Green’s narrative will grip you, but so will her unusual visual style, which is deceptively simplistic..."
Vulture
 
“Lighter Than My Shadow is gripping, thanks to its honesty and its disjunction between traumatic subject matter and sometimes 
childlike artwork.”
The Guardian
“It’s universal yet specific and those together 
make such strong medicine. Wow.” 
Joss Whedon

"If Lighter Than My Shadow is an emotional wrecking ball, it also has a singular ability to rebuild and renew. There's a rawness to Green's cartooning that captures the beauty and pain of adolescence. And even more so, the unsung complexity of eating disorders and mental illness. This book is must-read for anyone who is, or has ever been, a teenager, and important for those who have had to make Green's brave journey themselves."
Samuel Sattin (novelist and comics creator)
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"Lighter Than My Shadow, offers a personal, finely wrought examination of life with an eating disorder, as well as of the repercussions of abuse....It’s a gripping memoir that survivors can relate to, and one that will produce a greater degree of empathy and understanding in those who have little experience with the subject."
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