Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen
Genres: Adult, Comic, Graphic Novel
Source: Personal Collection
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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. - via GoodReads
Not too long ago I came across a comic on Facebook and it depicted a woman frugally refusing to spend money on things socially accepted as necessary to live; cleaning solutions, clothing, food, etc. Then in the last frame this same woman is at a bookstore wearing a fur wrap and a bling $ necklace and making it rain with money. I fell in love instantly. When I found out the artist was releasing a book, without hesitation (and on the road for vacation!) I preordered Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen. The day I got home from our vacation, I read it.
I think that almost any book reader young or old can commiserate with these comics. I read it in an afternoon as it doesn’t take a long time to read comics. I enjoyed every page of it. There were so many that I could relate to personally. One of them even included a love of notebooks even if we don’t actually do anything with them!
The comics are well drawn and smooth to read. I didn’t hesitate over any of them or try to figure out what something was. Adulthood is a Myth is a great read that I know I’ll pick up again. It has a coveted spot on my keeper shelf. If you like comics and enjoy reading (of course you do! Why else would you be here?) then I would say you definitely need to give this one a go. It’s not a long time investment and will leave a smile on your face.