Early Review: Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen

Early Review: Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah AndersenAdulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen
Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing on March 8, 2016
Genres: Humor
Pages: 112
Format: eARC
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five-stars

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.

I don’t know about you but I have problems adulting. It doesn’t matter that I’m at the tail-end of my 20s and that I’ve been doing it for over ten years; being an adult is hard. I don’t think I’ll ever feel like a real adult. And OH MY GOODNESS! Sarah Anderson totally gets that! This comic collection is hilarious and I could personally relate to so many of the comics in here! I’ve been a huge fan of Sarah’s Scribbles for a couple years now and follow her comic religiously. If you haven’t been following this strip, what are you waiting for? Go! Go now!

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This is one of those comic collections that you’ll connect to on a whole other level. Seriously. The whole time I was reading this I was laughing and saying things like “ZOMG! That’s totally me!” or “Buwahaha! I’ve been there and done that.”. I was laughing so much that my boyfriend came over and started reading over my shoulder. We started it over immediately after we finished because it’s that great! It perfectly describes some of the ups and downs of being an adult from getting out of bed to body image to being an introvert. I identified so hard with the introvert and bookworm strips in this book. To show you just how great this collection is, let me present to you Exhibit A:

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I love this comic strip so much that I was over the moon excited when I found out that they were putting together a book! I read it as soon as I was approved for it on Netgalley! It is so awesome! I highly recommend picking it up if you’re looking for a book to make you laugh. And can you say amazing coffee table book? I’m getting a copy and it’s so going in my coffee table book collection right next to What If? by Randall Munroe, Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton, and 3000 Moments by Pascal Campion. I can’t wait until my pre-order gets here!

Okay. I’ll leave you with one last comic from the book. :)

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*I received an eARC from the publisher via Netgalley.

five-stars

Jessie H.

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Jessie is a book nerd who will inevitably be crushed by her TBR pile. When she's not reading, she's a grad student trying to add the three letters PhD to the end of her name in the name of science. The rest of her free time is usually spent watching Marvel movies and Doctor Who episodes. Follow Jessie on Goodreads.
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5 comments for “Early Review: Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen

  1. Awesome! I’ve only read a few of these comics, but your review has convinced me I should read every one :)

    1. Jessie H.

      Yes! You won’t regret it! They’re hilarious.

  2. This looks like such a cute book! I’ve just turned 17 but once I reach my 20s I’m sure this book is one I’ll enjoy. Great review!

    1. Jessie H.

      It is! I laughed the whole time I was reading it!

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