Review; Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen

Adulthood Is a Myth: A Sarah's Scribbles CollectionAdulthood Is a Myth: A Sarah’s Scribbles Collection by Sarah Andersen

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Summary from Goodreads:

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.

Sarah’s Scribbles comics will always be one of my favourite things to read. They’re incredibly easy to relate to and I feel like most apply to my life. (And, based on the popularity, I wouldn’t be surprised if this was the case for most people who love the comics.)

The artwork here is well-drawn, highly amusing, and I am nearly always sharing them with friends and family. It’s a strong collection, and a great introduction to Sarah Andersen’s artwork.

For those unfamiliar with her comics, they can be found on a variety of social media. I prefer reading on Sarah’s Instagram, but they can be found on Facebook, too.

Here are a few of my favourites, not necessarily from Adulthood is a Myth.


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