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This graphic novel about contraception pioneer Margaret Sanger is humorous, fast-paced, and inspiring. Bagge highlights not only her accomplishments but also her quirks and flaws in this well-researched biography.
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The alternative-comics master offers an indelible and idiosyncratic take on the protofeminist.

Peter Bagge is famous for his slacker character Buddy Bradley and, more recently, for his contributions to the libertarian magazine Reason. Margaret Sanger was a noted nineteenth-century birth-control activist, as well as an educator, a nurse, a mother, and a founder of Planned Parenthood. Woman Rebel by Peter Bagge would seem to be an improbable pairing in content and in form, but Sanger's life takes on a whole new vivacity as Bagge creates an adoring, fast-paced biography of this trailblazing woman whose legacy is still incredibly relevant and inspiring.

Drawn in full color with an extensive bibliography and an introduction by the journalist Tom Spurgeon of the Comics Reporter, Woman Rebel showcases Bagge's signature cartoony, rubbery style and potent sense of humor, as well as his respect for the precedent-setting political and social maverick. In a style jam-packed with fact and fun, Bagge charts Sanger's life, from her impoverished childhood in rural New York to her brief formal education, from her work in the Lower East Side tenements to her involvement with the burgeoning birth-control movement. Bagge has created the most accessible Sanger biography ever; Woman Rebel is perfect for introducing this vanguard of the women's rights movement to a whole new generation of readers.

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"I've been reading Peter Bagge's comics since I was 13 years old....So I do not say this lightly: I think Bagge's new biography of Sanger, Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story, is the best work of his career." The Stranger

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“[Woman Rebel] makes for a great read, full of politics, sex, controversy, yelling, feminism, and, of course, history.” Paste

About the Author

Peter Bagge is the Harvey Award-winning author of the acclaimed nineties alternative-comic series Hate, starring slacker hero Buddy Bradley, and a regular contributor to Reason magazine. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City, he got his start in comics in the R. Crumb-edited magazine Weirdo. Bagge lives in Seattle with his wife, Joanne, their daughter, and three cats.

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Ashley Bowen-Murphy, November 15, 2013 (view all comments by Ashley Bowen-Murphy)
A wonderful, concise account of Margaret Sanger's life. The short research notes in the back offer suggestions for further reading and elaborate a bit on the events and people included in the text. This book is a lot of fun and a solid introduction to Sanger. However, it's brevity means that it really only hits the highlights. Fine for a graphic novel but a little unsatisfying for a reader in search of a full biography.

Still, I strongly recommend it!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781770461260
Subtitle:
The Margaret Sanger Story
Author:
Bagge, Peter
Publisher:
Drawn and Quarterly
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Literary
Publication Date:
20131015
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
104
Dimensions:
11 x 8.125 in 1 lb

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Product details 104 pages Drawn and Quarterly - English 9781770461260 Reviews:
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This graphic novel about contraception pioneer Margaret Sanger is humorous, fast-paced, and inspiring. Bagge highlights not only her accomplishments but also her quirks and flaws in this well-researched biography.

"Review" by , "I've been reading Peter Bagge's comics since I was 13 years old....So I do not say this lightly: I think Bagge's new biography of Sanger, Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story, is the best work of his career."
"Review" by , “[Woman Rebel] makes for a great read, full of politics, sex, controversy, yelling, feminism, and, of course, history.”
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