Book Reviews

Book Review: “Adulthood Is A Myth” & “Big Mushy Happy Lump” by Sarah Andersen (combined review)

Genre: Graphic Novel
Series: Sarah’s Scribbles, book 1 & 2
Rating: 5 out of 5
Recommend to Others?: Yes


Summary (via Goodreads):
Book 1Are 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.


Book 2Sarah Andersen’s second comics collection picks up right where the first left off – huddled under a pile of blankets avoiding the responsibilities of the real world. These new comics (and illustrated personal essays!) follow the ups and downs of the unrelenting self-esteem roller coaster that is young adult life: budgeting woes, cramps, the nuances of sweater theft, and the joy of staying home all day with a box of pizza. All aboard.


My Review:
In both books, Sarah Andersen draws life in a nutshell. She draws brief accurate scribbles of what we are really feeling as human beings. It’s tremdously relatable and eye-opening. Theses comics are fantastic. Andersen illustration paint a thousand words and more.

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