Notes: ARC received via NetGalley.
Release Date: March 8th, 2016
Humor, Comics, Graphic Novels
Ebook/Print (112 pages, ANDREWS MCMEEL)
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.
Side splittingly spot on! (5 stars)
Sometimes being an adult is awesome. You get to set your own bedtime. You get to eat all the donuts you want. You can even sleep in a bed of donuts if you want. But being an adult is also awful. If you stay up all night you'll be tired. If you eat all the donuts you'll barf. If you sleep on a bed of donuts... well, you'll probably get an ant problem.
Adulthood is a myth pretty much sums up in hilarious comics all of the pleasures and pitfalls of what being an adult is—or at least, should be. Having seen Andersen's comics floating around on social media I eagerly dove into this and laughed my head off. I also stayed up way past my bedtime and slept through my alarm thanks to it. Darn you adulthood!