- Series: Sarah's Scribbles (Book 1)
- Paperback: 112 pages
- Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (March 8, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1449474195
- ISBN-13: 978-1449474195
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.3 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (526 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,749 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Adulthood is a Myth: A Sarah's Scribbles Collection Paperback – March 8, 2016
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Sarah Andersen is a young cartoonist and illustrator who lives in Brooklyn.
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“This book is for the rest of us. These comics document the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy, dreaming all day of getting home and back into pajamas, and wondering when, exactly, this adulthood thing begins. In other words, the horrors and awkwardness of young modern life.”
I’m 37 years old (emphasis on OLD) and am still waiting for the day when it feels like I’ve crossed over into adulthood. My lack of human kids doesn’t help, but you’d think my dog kids (both rescue and foster) would help get me at least halfway there. But I prefer sweatpants to jeans (skirts and slacks, what?), never carry a purse (though will stoop to a tote bag if absolutely necessary, like when begging fistfuls of free sample meds from the dermatologist), and wear sports bras exclusively (but only if I must). Last summer our water got shut off for a day because I didn’t realize that the city, in its infinite wisdom (i.e. laziness), had ceased its direct deposit payment plan and now requires all bills to be paid by cash or check. I have a bachelor’s degree that’s probably too old to mean anything anymore, and am still trying to figure out what I want to do when I grow up/with my life.
In short, Sarah Andersen might be a Millennial, but I can still relate to much of what’s in ADULTHOOD IS A MYTH.
The cartoons are pretty rad, in an understated way, and reminiscent of HYPERBOLE AND A HALF (though maybe with less depression and melancholy). If you’re not already familiar with Sarah’s Scribbles, there’s a tumblr you can check out to get the feel for it. Warning: you will find yourself in a bottomless timesuck of the sort that Andersen’s likely to write about.
This book would make an excellent gift for a) new college graduates; b) your partner who would rather spend New Year’s bingeing on Netflix and takeout than putting on pants/a happy face and venturing out into the world; c) your friend the perpetual man- (or woman-) child; d) anyone who has a pulse.
** Full disclosure: I received a free e-book for review through NetGalley. **
This book is relatable on so many levels and to so many different ages, it would make a phenomenal gift to just about anyone. The construction of the book itself is also lovely with a nice velvet cover and high quality pages and printing. With the exception of cookbooks I buy most of my books on Kindle but this was such a no-brainer. I leave it lying around as anyone who cracks it open is bound to smile. Absolutely love her work and will 100% purchase any future publications.
Sarah's art helps.