Adulthood Is A Myth by Sarah Andersen

Adulthood Is a Myth by Sarah Andersen
Series: Sarah's Scribbles #1
Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing on March 8, 2016
Genres: Comic, Nonfiction
Pages: 112
Format: ARC
Source: NetGalley
Purchase on: Amazon// Barnes & Noble
Add to: Goodreads

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


Are you a special snowflake? Do you enjoy networking to advance your career? Is adulthood an exciting new challenge for which you feel fully prepared?
Ugh. Please go away.
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 awkwardnesses of young modern life.


I have long been a fan of Sarah Andersen’s comics. The way the capture the constant anxiety ridden insecurities of a young adult woman has me pointing at each strip screaming, “That’s so me!” It’s no different with Adulthood is a Myth. Filled with well known favourites, the book also contains new gems.

Every single comic brings a smile, if not an outright fit of laughter. Just a few pages in, I already found myself texting various friends praising the book and wanting to send them little snapshots of comics. There is something deeply comforting in these relatable little comics, knowing you aren’t alone in the vastness of the world, that not everyone worries about having their legs perfectly smooth for the beach, or wants children, or worries about a sure thing being a sure thing. You may not relate to every single comic, but they will remind you of friends and acquaintances.

Definitely an amazingly fun read, I wholeheartedly recommend buying it for yourself, or for any of the ladies in your life when it comes out March 8th (most especially younger ladies around 11-14 who are likely feeling that rush of insecurity that comes with the age).


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