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ARC Book Review: “The Little Book of Big Feelings” by Maureen Marzi Wilson

FULL TITLE: “The Little Book of Big Feelings: An Illustrated Exploration of Life’s Many Emotions”

Thank you to Adams Media and NetGalley for the e-ARC to read and review. The Little Book of Big Feelings by Maureen “Marzi” Wilson is set to published November 26, 2019.

Image via NetGalley

Genre: Graphic Novel, Self-Help, Nonfiction
Rating: 4 out of 5
Recommend to Others?: Yes

 

ABOUT: We’ve been conditioned to think that the most acceptable response to “How are you?” is, “I’m fine.” But our emotions are much more complicated than that! Sometimes we feel a little annoyed, or elated, or afraid. And you know, that’s okay!

In The Little Book of Big Feelings, Maureen “Marzi” Wilson takes us on a journey of self-acceptance and validation. After all, our emotions are only reactions to experiences that we can learn from; there’s no such thing as a “bad” emotion. It’s okay to be scared, it’s alright to feel hopeful, and it’s perfectly fine to feel both at the same time. There is a wide range of human emotions, and it’s time we start embracing each one!

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My Review:
The title is very apt to what is described and visualized in this book. I found what I was reading and seeing very relabtable in actions and reactions, which made for a very endearing yet introspective read. Some of the things in it were so scarily accurate. It’s almost like the author and I are long lost twins – spooky!

I love how the drawings are just okay. I think the simplicity embellishes the author’s intent. “Okay” is such a simple, short word. Two-syllables. But the author describes all the emotions that can be packed within words like “okay” and “fine.”

This was a good read and I’d definitely recommend it to others who may be struggling but also for enjoyment.

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