Food School (Paperback)

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Jade Armstrong creates a light-hearted atmosphere even when talking about more serious topics such as eating disorders. All of her characters, especially Olive, are relatable and feel like real people you know. Armstrong presents the narrative with easy-going comedy, charming illustrations, and dialogue that can be heard from young people today.

— Gao Her


"Funny and informative, Jade effortlessly hits the sweet spot between silly and sincere to deliver a delightful treat despite its heavy topic. Grab a snack, a drink and definitely grab Food School " - Hana Chatani, author of Give Her Back To Me

A twenty-something college dropout enrols in a full-time outpatient program for eating disorder recovery. As they change their relationship with food, their relationships with people change, too.

Olive's post-secondary education isn't what they'd planned. Instead of college, they spend five days a week, eight hours a day at what Olive calls "Food School" a full-time outpatient program for eating disorder recovery where they learn, talk, and cry about eating disorders as part of a survivor support group.

Intensely committed to recovery, Olive confronts the secretive, self-destructive, and sometimes tragically comedic nature of their illness, while struggling with the complexities of modern mental health care. With support and perspective from their roommate, a fellow patient, and their partner, Olive learns to open up about their abusive relationship with food and exercise--and finds ways to cope with the reality of living in a society that actively encourages disordered eating.

In this fictional slice of life comic, Jade Armstrong (Scout Is Not a Band Kid) explores the ways our relationships with food impact our connections with the people we love.

About the Author

Jade Armstrong is a non-binary Canadian graphic novelist and member of the comics collective Hello Boyfriend. They like to write slice of life, humour, and YA comics. Candied ginger is their favourite snack.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781772620962
ISBN-10: 1772620963
Publisher: Conundrum Press
Publication Date: April 23rd, 2024
Pages: 80
Language: English