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In this special series of episodes of Tricycle Talks, editor-in-chief James Shaheen sits down with three contributors to the winter issue of the magazine, out this month. In today’s episode, he’s joined by Suzannah Showler, a writer, cultural critic, and poet who reviews Alison Bechdel’s new graphic memoir, The Secret to Superhuman Strength, in the issue. Shaheen and Showler talk about exercise obsessions, toxic work habits, and the dangers of the American myth of self-reliance.

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