Book Review: Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen


Image Description: book-cover of Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen. The cover is mostly black, white, and red. There are a series of red squares down the spine of the cover and “Adulthood” in the title of “Adulthood is a Myth” is in red text. The main focus of the cover is an illustration of Sarah, wearing an over-sized white-and-white stripey sweater. She appears to be flopping her arms around. There is a white bunny-rabbit trailing along behind her.

Title: Adulthood is a Myth (Book 1 in Sarah’s Scribbles Series)
Creator: Sarah Andersen
Social Media: Goodreads and Twitter
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Format and Price: Paperback from my local library
Stars: 4 stars out of 5

About The Creator:
Sarah Andersen is a 26-year-old cartoonist and illustrator. Sarah graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014 and currently lives in Brooklyn. Sarah’s comics are semi-autobiographical and follow the adventures of herself, her friends, and her beloved pets.

About The Book:
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 pyjamas, and wondering when, exactly, this adulthood thing begins. In other words, the horrors and awkwardnesses of young modern life.

General Observations:
~Art Style: The art style is simplistic, however, this is what I enjoy most about it. The simplicity results in the creator being able to convey a complex feeling, like how the Fashion Industry has a shitty concept of clothing sizes, into a clear image that’s completely understandable and relatable. Sarah Andersen is very talented in the regard of saying a lot with a small space.

~I Found This Humerus: I understand I’m a little late to the party on this one, however, I do enjoy the humour and topics.

~Short and Sweet: If I have one problem with the novel is that it is rather short, thankfully Sarah has two books that I can read, Mwuahahaha.

All in all, a cute and funny read, it wasn’t challenging, but harmless escapism was what I was looking for. Happy to recommend.

Availabe for Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository | Kobo Books


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