Review: Adulthood Is a Myth – Sarah Andersen

Review: Adulthood Is a Myth – Sarah AndersenAdulthood Is a Myth
by Sarah Andersen
Series: Sarah's Scribbles #1
Also in this series: Big Mushy Happy Lump, Herding Cats: A Sarah's Scribbles Collection
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication Date: March 8, 2016
Genres: Graphic Novel, Humor
Pages: 112
Reading Challenges: Read Harder 2018
Source: Library

My rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

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.

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4 stars icon graphic-novel

This is adorable and fun and ever so insightful.  I’d call this more a collection of loosely related comics than a graphic novel, and in the same vein as Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half.


I found myself relating to pretty much every page.  It’s pretty common, especially in the age of seeing everything through the lens of carefully curated social media, to feel like you’re an imposter.  One of the best cures for that, I think, is a book like this, that shows you that, no, really, pretty much everyone else feels the same way you do, and we’re all struggling to get our shit together.  This book is the Patronus for every person who feels like they’re failing at being an adult, because, really, if you are, so is everybody else.

Recommended for bookworms, introverts, and people who just want to laugh until they pee their pants.


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