Lord knows I came to this book a skeptic. I've known Drew to be funny from his comics for years, but that's a much different skill set. And this is my first Amazon review, not because I know the author (I don't), but because this is the first book that has really needed it.
Why? Simply because "Veins" is a hilarious and heartbreaking meditation on loneliness that should be read immediately by every American boy from 14 to 40.
Written smartly in 2- and 3-page diary-style vignettes, from the view of a narrator who barely understands how profoundly bad his decisions are, each cringe-worthy paragraph obliquely reinforces the desperate importance of having someone - anyone - to share your thoughts with. By the end of the book you will want to thank everyone on your speed dial, one by one, for providing you with whatever self-awareness you have.
The writing is very genuine, very personal, and quite relatable. Our eponymous narrator means well, making his misadventures that much harder to take. He even bleeps his own profanity! We all know people like this, and there but for the grace of God go we.
That's enough for now. The book is worth your $5, regardless of your demographic. And after all this, the cruel irony is that a person like Veins, who could use it most of all, would never be able to afford a Kindle to read it on.