IMPROVE: How I Discovered Improv and Conquered Social Anxiety

Alex Graudins

SPX Table W33A

$17.99

Published by First Second
http://toonyart.com/

Young Adult (13–17 years old)

Category: Autobiographical

A graphic memoir for teens about the author’s efforts to overcome her social anxiety by learning improv comedy.

Alex has crippling social anxiety. All day long, she is trapped in a web of negative thoughts and paralyzing fear. To pull herself free of this endless cycle, Alex does something truly terrifying: she signs up for an improv comedy class. By forcing herself to play silly games and act out ridiculous scenes, Alex confronts the unbearable weight of embarrassment, makes new friends, rediscovers parts of herself that she’d hidden away, and ultimately faces her greatest fear by performing onstage for all to see.