Monday, 7 March 2016

Adulthood is a Myth: A Collection of Sarah's Scribbles

Author: Sarah Andersen
Genre: Graphic Novel, Humour
Type: PDF ebook
Source: NetGalley
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
First Published: March 8, 2016
First Line: "I don't want to get up."

Book Description from GoodReads: Are you a special snowflake? Do you love networking to advance your career? Have you never wasted a fresh new day surfing the internet? Ugh. This book is not for you. Please go away.

Sarah's Scribbles — casually drawn, perfectly on-point comics by young Brooklyn-based artist Sarah Andersen — confront head-on the horrors, anxiety, and awkwardness of modern adult life. From the agony of holding hands with a gorgeous guy to the yawning pit of hell that is the wifi gone down to the eye-watering pain of eating too-hot pizza because one cannot stand to wait for it to cool down, Sarah fearlessly documents it all.

Like the work of fellow Millennial authors Allie Brosh, Grace Helbig, and Gemma Correll, Sarah's total frankness on extremely personal issues such as body image, self-consciousness, introversion, relationships, and bra-washing makes her comics highly relatable and consistently hilarious.

My Review: This was a quirky, funny and a quick read.  Just what I needed. But after reading the book I wondered ...

How does Sarah Andersen know me so well?

Apparently quite well because she 'gets' introverted, sometimes awkward, coffee obsessed, book lovers who just like to snuggle up under a mountain of blankets, in their coziest clothes and hang out with their pets instead of being thrust into busy social situations.  She's a little all over the place ... but then again so are my thoughts and anxious tendencies, amIright?

She understands a book addiction ...

 She get's the socially awkward anxiety ...

And even my lack of memory for the most basic things ...
Yup, Sarah Andersen gets me.  I'm just not sure this is a good thing. ;)

In the end, this whole 'adulting' thing is hard but Andersen takes the turmoil and anxiety and turns it into funny, quirky anecdotes that will put a smile on your face. My only wish was that the book was a little longer.

My Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Disclaimer: My sincere thanks to Andrews McMeel Publishing for providing me with a complimentary ebook copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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