Adulthood Is A Myth

Adulthood Is A Myth

A "Sarah's Scribbles" Collection

Book - 2016
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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.
Publisher: Kansas City :, Andrews McMeel Publishing,, [2016]
ISBN: 9781449474195
Branch Call Number: 741.5973 AND
Characteristics: 109 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 21 cm
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Like any great comedian, Andersen pokes at the heart of humanity and finds hilarity in those special moments that make you ask, “Why me?” I laughed aloud to find I’m not the only one who’s ever tried on a dress that was too small, only to become helplessly cocooned in the thing as I strived to pu... Read More »

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WVMLlibrarian May 17, 2017

Calling all introverts! Sarah Anderson shares her quirky insights on everyday interactions, observations on life, and the silly insecurities that go along with them. This collection of comics is a quick, fun read for anyone who sometimes doesn’t feel quite “grown up” yet.

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May 17, 2018

Sarah's introvert humor resonated the most with me. A philosophical tribute to adulthood and the child we may or may have not left behind. Loved her bunny companion and her black cat. Extra marks for our local publisher. Very entertaining!

Dec 16, 2017

As a fellow introvert, I see a number of my own quirks and foibles mirrored in Sarah Andersen's comics, which is pleasing and validating in some way. This was quick, leisurely, charming entertainment, perfect for a demanding time of year.

Nov 27, 2017

This comic had me actually laughing out loud. These strips are short but very witty and if you are a millennial, might find them particularly relatable.

Oct 19, 2017

Started as a web comic, is a compilation of individual scenes and stories about being a young adult in the modern era, so funny you will laugh-cry. Good for anyone who has ever said "adulting is hard".

Sep 14, 2017

So relatable!

CatherineG_1 Sep 03, 2017

For all those fans of Sarah's Scribbles, this cute collection talks about the challenges Sarah faces in adult life.
She discusses staying up too late and having trouble getting up the next morning. My favourite was not wanting to get up on cold winter mornings and being excited to come home and get into comfy pjs.

Aug 14, 2017

Hilarious and relatable!

loonylovesgood Jul 14, 2017

I found I could relate to a lot in this book. Very funny comics - fan of the website as well!

Jun 29, 2017

A graphic novel about a cartoon and her struggling to be an adult. It really shows all the horrible things that come with being an adult like socializing, planning for the future, having a normal sleep schedule etc. It's a cute and quick read. Rating 5 out 5 stars.
- @Fallenangelhushhush of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

forbesrachel May 14, 2017

To all the introverts out there, you will find a comrade in Sarah Anderson. In her short strips, she frankly shares her insight and feelings about everyday situations, especially those awkward, terrifying moments where one has to "socialize". With her boogey-eyed "scribbles" she makes light of her adult life, and adult-related topics like work, relationships, and body concerns. For those who understand, you will find yourself bursting out in laughter on more than one occasion. Many of the strips refer to the female experience, so women in particular will enjoy this collection of the webcomic series Sarah's Scribbles. Adulthood is certainly a myth.

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