Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen

Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen


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.

Adulthood is a Myth: A “Sarah’s Scribbles” collection
Sarah Andersen
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication: March 8, 2016
Genre: Humor, Coffee Table Book
I received this title for free in exchange for an honest review
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Rated: ★★★½

Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen

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 such as:

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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