Thursday, March 3, 2016

Review - Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Anderson @SarahCAndersen @AndrewsMcMeel

Adulthood Is a Myth by Sarah Anderson
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication Date: March 8, 2016
Date Read: December 31, 2015
Source: NetGalley


Do you love networking to advance your career? Is adulthood an exciting new challenge for which you feel fully prepared? Ugh. Please go away.

These casually drawn, perfectly on-point comics by the hugely popular young Brooklyn-based artist Sarah Andersen are for the rest of us. They document the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy, and dreaming all day of getting home and back into pajamas. In other words, the horrors and awkwardnesses of young modern life. Oh and they are totally not autobiographical. At all.

Adulthood Is a Myth presents many fan favorites plus dozens of all-new comics exclusive to this book. Like the work of fellow Millennial authors Allie Brosh, Grace Helbig, and Gemma Correll, Sarah's frankness on personal issues like body image, self-consciousness, introversion, relationships, and the frequency of bra-washing makes her comics highly relatable and deeply hilarious.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23014597-what-doesn-t-kill-her

My Review


It has been ages since I picked up a book of comic strips. I saw a couple of positive remarks about this book and grabbed it immediately. Once I started reading these comics, I couldn't put the book down. I had never seen the Sarah Scribbles character before and was really excited to see what this was all about.

I was surprised by how much I was able to related to this funny little book of comics. There were entries about books, being an introvert, clothes, and all kind of little things that come up in life. Some of the comics made me glad that I am not the only one that has noticed some of these things. These were comics that I found myself constantly sharing with my husband. He likes it when I try to make reading a group sport.

The artwork in this book wasn't complex but it worked well. I think that art really was perfect to illustrate this imperfect little character. I would recommend this wonderful book of comics. I think just about everyone can find something amusing in this awesome little book. I will be keeping my eye out for other Sarah Scribbles adventures.

I received an advance reader edition of this book from Andrews McMeel Publishing via NetGalley for the purpose of providing an honest review.

About the Author

Hello! I’m Sarah and I’m a cartoonist and illustrator. I graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014 and currently live in Brooklyn. My comics are semi-autobiographical and follow the adventures of myself, my friends, and my beloved pets.

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

14 comments:

  1. This looks super adorable and like something I could relate to!

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    1. I didn't see myself in every one of the comics but I did find myself relating strongly to most of them.

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  2. These look really fun! Just by the description I worried that I wouldn't really be able to relate to them but I definitely can! The pajama one killed me! I'm in yoga pants as soon as I get home!

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    1. That pajama one is the story of my life. If I don't get enough pajama time every day, I can be quite crabby.

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  3. So cute. I'm jealous that you got your hands on a copy. Although, I wouldn't have time to read and review it anyway. ;)

    Glad you had fun reading it. :)

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    1. You might have been able to squeeze this one in. It only took me about an hour or so to read it.

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  4. This sounds like something I might like! I can relate to several of the comics you shared--maybe a little too well. Haha

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    1. I tried to share the ones that I found myself relating to the most. There were a few that I didn't relate to at all but most of them were very much in line with my thoughts.

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  5. This looks really fun! One of my 2016 goals, or rather reading goals in general, is to read comic and graphic novels. I think I just found one to my liking!

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    1. This was a read now on NetGalley. I am not sure if it still is but it was a really fun book.

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  6. oh this seems so fun!! I have never really read much in comics or graphics...but boy this does sound tempting to try out.

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    1. I don't think that graphic novels are for me either. This felt more like reading the comics back when I used to read the paper.

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  7. Sounds cute :) I'm glad you enjoyed it!!

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