Title: Adulthood Is a Myth: A Sarah's Scribbles Collection
Author: Sarah Andersen
Publication Details: March 8th 2016 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
Copy: Free PDF from the publisher (through 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.
Hilarious but seriously on point!
Through comic strips, the author was able to voice out what most, if not all, of the adults (introverts, especially) are feeling and thinking. From procrastination, work life, being a book lover to dealing with people, I was able to relate to most of the illustrations. Though I live in the Philippines, I find it very amusing that "new adults" (and those in denial) are feeling the same things when it comes to adulthood. Haha!
The book is only ~100 pages, one topic per page, but even so, it gave me an entertaining reading experience. And because it's a short read, Adulthood is a Myth did not require much of my time (and commitment). I actually read this in less than an hour. I also think it would be fun to reread this once in a while.
Hopefully, physical copies will be available in the Philippines, because I would definitely buy one.
Here are 6 of my favorite pages:
I definitely recommend this book, especially to those trying to go through adulthood, and still not sure about it. Haha! And of course, to my fellow introverts and book lovers, I think you will be able to relate to the comics too! :)
Sarah is a cartoonist and an illustrator. She graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014 and currently lives in Brooklyn. Her comics are semi-autobiographical, following her adventures, as well the adventures of her friends, and her beloved pets.
Adulthood is a Myth is Sarah's first book.