Conversations, VOLUME 12

Raina Telgemeier – Guts – Interview

Raina Telgemeier InterviewThis new graphic novel, one of the best new releases last week, takes an important look at the effects of anxiety, and how we handle and talk about them…

Raina Telgemeier

Paperback: Scholastic, 2019.
Buy Now:  [ Amazon ] [ Kindle ]
A true story from Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile, Sisters, Drama, and Ghosts!

Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach. Her mom has one, too, so it’s probably just a bug. Raina eventually returns to school, where she’s dealing with the usual highs and lows: friends, not-friends, and classmates who think the school year is just one long gross-out session. It soon becomes clear that Raina’s tummy trouble isn’t going away… and it coincides with her worries about food, school, and changing friendships. What’s going on?

Raina Telgemeier once again brings us a thoughtful, charming, and funny true story about growing up and gathering the courage to face — and conquer — her fears.

These two very brief interview clips of Raina Telgemeier talking about the book offer a solid introduction…

Video Preview:

Interview Clip:



Enter your email below to sign up for our weekly digest & choose a free ebook
from the four pictured ------> 


C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at:

Comments are closed.