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Do you love networking to advance your career? Is adulthood an
exciting new challenge for which you feel fully prepared? Ugh. Please go
away.

2016 GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD WINNER FOR GRAPHIC NOVELS
AND COMICS!


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.

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Reviews for Adulthood is a Myth: A Sarah's Scribbles Collection:

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Dec 26, 2015

of the TWENTY-SEVEN books i'd read in the GR awards semifinals, this is the only one that won in its category. so congratulations, even though i don't consider this a graphic novel as such, more like a collection of unrelated cartoons better placed in the humor category, but who's gonna split genre-hairs?



although i'm pretty confident i have at least 10-15 years on this cartoonist, there's still so much in this book that resonated with me. which probably reflects very poorly on me - it's one of the TWENTY-SEVEN books i'd read in the GR awards semifinals, this is the only one that won in its category. so congratulations, even though i don't consider this a graphic novel as such, more like a collection of unrelated cartoons better placed in the humor category, but who's gonna split genre-hairs?



although i'm pretty confident i have at least 10-15 years on this cartoonist, there's still so much in this book that resonated with me. which probably reflects very poorly on me - it's one thing to still be finding your way and retaining your childish mores in your twenties, but it's a little less cute when you're … older.

there are some parts of adulthood i am very good at: paying bills on time and making sure the dishes are done and the litterbox is clean and not running out of toothpaste. but then there are some other things i just can't seem to get the hang of, mostly in the realm of social fakery, like small talk and networking and climbing that social ladder. and then there are "adult" skills i just don't see the value of adopting, like the development of an impulse control muscle that says "don't eat that whole box of cookies in one sitting,"


or "don't buy another stuffed animal, you old fart."

and sarah andersen seems like a soulmate in those regards.



we are exhausted by the same things, like slow walkers, the ease of written vs. the hell of verbal communication, and the struggle of maintaining a polite and focused attention span while inwardly experiencing social anxiety and a desire to be back in the safety of one's home-cave.



i think i used to be an extrovert but then i just got so tired. i'd much rather hide out and be cozy, and while i'm a little regretful that i don't take advantage of all the fine cultural things new york has to offer, i feel a little "been there, done that," and now i'm all old and groggy. i'm no longer young and hot and new york is pretty much tailored for the young and hot. or the rich.

and too often i just feel like this



but this book makes me feel okay about myself. it says it's okay to have serious attachments to stuffed animals



and a notebook addiction that is well-intentioned but haphazard



and it stresses the importance of coziness:





especially when it comes to cozy-fashion



i mean, right now i am wearing doraemon poupons and a julius-monkey fleece top. like a baby.

there are, of course, several comics pandering to booknerds, most notably



but the biggest adult lesson i learned from this book is: wait, you're supposed to wash your bras?

i do laundry once a week - i'm no scrub, but i have never ever in my life washed a bra. not even when i was a little kid living at home and someone else was doing the laundry for me. how does this even work? don't they get all misshapen and crumpled? i do not have sweaty stinky boobs, and i've never had a problem with filthy bras. so i'm going to keep living the way i been living and no one's gonna stop me.

this book also highlights a lot of girl-woes that made me shout, "i know, right?" like the way the fashion industry and the lingerie industry just don't seem to be able to work together



the perils of long hair



and the mysterious ways of tampons



other noteworthy fist-bumps from me to ms. andersen include her addressing:

-the joy of giving gifts and the crippling shyness of receiving them.

-the constant dwelling on stupid things one has said long after anyone else remembers them

-the lack of desire to spawn

-the shyness that comes off as rudeness

-how long toenail polish lasts

and we also both have stuffed bunnies



except hers is a little more alive than mine



so i'm totally down to be her big sister, if she is in the market for one of those. we can wave shyly at each other from across the room and then go back home to our respective pj's and our too-early cat alarm clocks.

i'm gonna peter pan myself well into my old-age senility, when it will once more be completely age-appropriate for me to embrace what makes me comfortable over the challenges of the world of social expectations.

so there.

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Jun 19, 2017

I am extremely tired of the word "relatable"... BUT BOY IF THERE EVER WAS A MOMEMT FOR IT!

This collection of webcomics had me actually laughing out loud, had me saying "YES!", had me pointing out page after page to my boyfriend.

It's silly and cute, but also deeply truthful to the fears and elations of people who live online. I loved it, and will definitely be picking up her second volume!
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Jan 28, 2017



There were so many things I related to in this book but I'm only going to share a few.



↑ Okay, so I'm going to show y'all pictures of SOME of my stuffed animals that take over my bed (I sleep on the couch anyway) and some of my dog, Lucy's stuffed animals. WE BELIEVE IN THE STUFFED ANIMAL! WE LOVE THE STUFFED ANIMAL!

I have seriously donated garbage bag upon garbage bags of stuffed animals to the children's home though. But, my stuffed animals will always be huge. These are not even the half of

There were so many things I related to in this book but I'm only going to share a few.



↑ Okay, so I'm going to show y'all pictures of SOME of my stuffed animals that take over my bed (I sleep on the couch anyway) and some of my dog, Lucy's stuffed animals. WE BELIEVE IN THE STUFFED ANIMAL! WE LOVE THE STUFFED ANIMAL!

I have seriously donated garbage bag upon garbage bags of stuffed animals to the children's home though. But, my stuffed animals will always be huge. These are not even the half of them =) PS ~ I'm getting one more garbage bag ready to go to the children's home when I go to the doctor in February. But never fear, at some point they will be replaced!!!! lol



Oh, and the big ones are kinda hiding the big pile that is on the bed you can't see and there are big ones under that pile too. I love them alllllllllllllllllllll !

My dog Lucy's pile down below =)



Down below ↓

I don't say my body is a temple but I do repeat over and over, you shouldn't be eating this, STOP!!!!





↑ This always happened just like the picture shows!

Okay so I don't have kids and I'm not a grandma, but I do have about a million notebooks and journals that I collect and have written in like two. And only in half of the two. I can't help myself!





The above picture is totally true. I never wanted kids and I don't have them and it's too late for all of that and I'm fine with it =)



Okay the wifi thing is self explanatory!

and the book thing, we all get that one!



I thought this book was soooooo cute! There are a good bit of cute funny stuff in the book and it's worth a pick up and read =)

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Dec 26, 2015

This whole book is my spirit animal.










Side effects may include extreme nasal pain from snorting liquids up your nose while laughing or embarrassment from snorting very loudly in public.



ARC provided by Netgalley
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Jan 25, 2017

This is soo me! Creepy, creepy! I think she is a stalker! Or somehow she lives the same life like me... Someone stop that. Please!

I really liked this one. Maybe because I was not very familiar with Sarah's Scribbles before reading this one, however, after this, I'll definitely follow the author more.
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Dec 27, 2015



✨ AVAILABLE NOW! ✨

THANK YOU, Sarah Andersen.

I mean it.

See, it seems to me lately that everyone around me has some variation of "You are an adult, you must-" sentence ready to throw it on me.

Real adults dont read that much because when are you going to take time for making babies? (really)
Real women know how to cook/clean up everything without complaining (you dont say)
Real women want kids, too (back off)
Real adults always wake up early (as if)
Real *internal screaming*

*INTERLUDE*

*/INTERLUDE*



✨ AVAILABLE NOW! ✨

THANK YOU, Sarah Andersen.

I mean it.

See, it seems to me lately that everyone around me has some variation of "You are an adult, you must-" sentence ready to throw it on me.

Real adults don’t read that much because when are you going to take time for making babies? (really)
Real women know how to cook/clean up everything without complaining (you don’t say)
Real women want kids, too (back off)
Real adults always wake up early (as if)
Real – *internal screaming*

*INTERLUDE*

*/INTERLUDE*

The truth is, I respect all the checklists of my definition of adulthood and it’s enough for me : I take care of my loved ones, pay my bills, work my best for my pupils, respect the law, assume myself, as in, I am independent. Being an adult isn’t about fulfilling some aged fantasies in which women are sort of superheroes who raise kids, are sexy, work like hell and fucking smile all the time because HEY! LIFE’S AWESOME! Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that nobody can be happy like this - It's not me is all.

I don’t feel less adult because no, I don’t spend my Sundays cleaning the house like crazy (and somehow it's still clean, mind you)
I don’t feel less adult because yes sometimes I play videogames *GASP*
I sure don't feel less adult because I don't have kids.

I am an adult, but perhaps my definition isn’t the same as yours. Who cares? I'm sure not here to judge. Everybody needs to find his own happy place in my opinion, and I found mine, as you found yours.

This book explores what adulthood is about and how frightening and confusing it can be, with all the expectations and other stereotypes which can be motivating but also so very stressful. Although I didn’t relate to every anecdote (I’ve been in a loving relationship for 7 years and am lucky enough to have a stable job), Sarah Andersen managed to capture perfectly what it means to be an “adult” nowadays while making me laugh – not to mention all these OMG I AM NOT ALONE! moments I lived along the way (I won’t say which ones. Because of reasons).

As for the art, I’m not sure I like it but it definitely helps staying focused on the story related and never diminished my enjoyment during my read.

► Recommended for every lover of pajamas out there. *winks*



*arc kindly provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

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Jun 25, 2016

Adulthood Is a Myth documents the beauty of wasting an entire weekend 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

This book was great because it made me feel lighter while reading, but ultimately it didn't do much towards building a full picture of happiness. And I probably won't remember most of the instances after putting it down.





Adulthood Is a Myth documents the beauty of wasting an entire weekend 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

This book was great because it made me feel lighter while reading, but ultimately it didn't do much towards building a full picture of happiness. And I probably won't remember most of the instances after putting it down.




































But Adulthood Is a Myth managed to put a smile on my face, which is always a bonus.

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5

Nov 01, 2018



If you think you are exceptional, a magical person, someone whose heart is pure, and thus can do no wrong; if you have lived a life filled with success, self-confidence, good skin, clean rooms, an excellent wardrobe, top-notch grooming, and a positive outlook; if you are a person with straight teeth (all of them), thick hair, (and none sprouting in unwanted places), excellent carriage, and toned muscles, I have two things to say to you. First, please die, now. You are clearly an invading

If you think you are exceptional, a magical person, someone whose heart is pure, and thus can do no wrong; if you have lived a life filled with success, self-confidence, good skin, clean rooms, an excellent wardrobe, top-notch grooming, and a positive outlook; if you are a person with straight teeth (all of them), thick hair, (and none sprouting in unwanted places), excellent carriage, and toned muscles, I have two things to say to you. First, please die, now. You are clearly an invading species and should be removed from the planet as soon as possible. Second, if you refuse to do the right thing and expire, please leave your name in the comments section, so I can block you forever on GR. This book is too much fun and you do not need any more than you have already had.


Sarah Andersen - image from Esquire

Adulthood is a Myth is a cartoon book on the trials and tribulations of being a young female in 21st century America. Not something I would normally have picked up. But it was included in a bling bag I received at a GR event recently, so gave it a look. This does not seem to be in my particular wheelhouse, not being, you know, young or female. But hey, I loved the Harry Potter books, so age should not be a major factor here.


And while I expect to continue being not-female for my remaining days, there is plenty of crossover in the miseries depicted here. Social anxiety, yep. Body Image? Hell, yeah. Issues with motivation? I’ll have to think about that and get back to you. Yeah, we guys feel the same feelings, experience the same insecurities, indulge in the same self-doubting, make the same dumb mistakes. Ok, there were a few items here that I will never have to cope with personally, but I can recognize most of those in my wife, sisters, daughters, female friends, and associates. The best books are universal and there is a lot of that here.
Andersen began cartooning (or at least uploading them to Tumblr) in 2013. She was still in school at the time. This book was published in 2016 and was an instant success. It helps to have millions of on-line followers. She has had two more published since, and continues to produce material on-line for her gazillion followers. Content tends toward the personal, with the exception of her love life.



So, for those of us not blessed with excessive quantities of self-confidence, there is much to relate to here, young or old, male or female. Perfect or imperfect. It is heartening to know that we are not alone in our perpetual angst, and it is a lovely thing to be able to laugh out loud, which you will do, (considerable LOL material in this book) while skipping through the pages. Adulthood may or may not be a myth. I presume (dearly hope) that there is a reasonable supply of actual adults around. But feeling that one is lacking in the qualities necessary for the designation is probably the reality for most of us. At least Andersen offers us a few moments of self-deprecating laughter to distract us before we resume being our reliably flawed selves.
Published – March 8, 2016

Review Posted – November 2, 2018

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Links to the author’s Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr and FB pages

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5

Dec 27, 2015

Adulthood really is a myth!
And I read this book while enjoying a Milka & Oreo chocolate.

Sarah Andersen does a great job at showing the hardships of girls and women while keeping it light and funny. It's amazing how easy I could relate to her drawings. I kept showing some of the drawings to my husband and he was impressed and could not believe someone would write about me. Especially the part about not growing up. He says that, according to Sarah Andersen, I am in my mid 20'.

Anyway, I Adulthood really is a myth!
And I read this book while enjoying a Milka & Oreo chocolate.

Sarah Andersen does a great job at showing the hardships of girls and women while keeping it light and funny. It's amazing how easy I could relate to her drawings. I kept showing some of the drawings to my husband and he was impressed and could not believe someone would write about me. Especially the part about not growing up. He says that, according to Sarah Andersen, I am in my mid 20'.

Anyway, I really need to get my hands on a paperback copy.

If you liked Allie Brosh's Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened, you'll love Adulthood is a Myth: A "Sarah's Scribbles" Collection.

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Sep 06, 2018

Awkwardly relatable, comical, and quirky!

These simple scribbles by Sarah Andersen are a precious gift for the socially awkward, eccentric introverts, and voracious bookworms! If by any chance, you're all of the above, then congratulations *throws confetti*, this collection is made just for you! So grab it and give it a good go!



As someone whose attention span hasn't changed much since my kiddo days (yup, my attention span is way shorter than the average goldfish) and still fond of saccharine Awkwardly relatable, comical, and quirky!

These simple scribbles by Sarah Andersen are a precious gift for the socially awkward, eccentric introverts, and voracious bookworms! If by any chance, you're all of the above, then congratulations *throws confetti*, this collection is made just for you! So grab it and give it a good go!



As someone whose attention span hasn't changed much since my kiddo days (yup, my attention span is way shorter than the average goldfish) and still fond of saccharine desserts, vibrant and silly stuff, I firmly believe that I'm a kid trapped inside an adult's body. Adulting still scares the hell out of me, but as society expects something from us as adults, we need to act and be like one, just because duties and responsibilities exist along with all the shiznit that comes with it. With these gag strips, Andersen presents endearing illustrations that subtly pokes fun at all things grown-ups do. It's simple and straightforward, but if you let your guard down even for just a bit, you'd be surprised at how these comic strips would be able to disarm you with its wit as well as all the hilarious and hysterical moments (literally!).





From embarrassing situations to paycheck handling to social anxiety, this is a daring debut from the perspective of an introverted bibliophile.






For a quick dose of therapeutic laughter, Adulthood Is a Myth is a wonderful treat!

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Apr 12, 2016

Judging by the reviews, many, many readers see themselves in Sarahs work. I completely understand, because I do too.



After seeing a friends glowing review (thanks, Amy[Other Amy]!), I had to give this a try. As a lifelong bookworm and introvert, I recognized many of my experiences put into cute visuals.


I was well-known among high school friends for my mispronunciations of words I had only read, although I never managed the ability to walk while reading without tripping over myself.

The artistic Judging by the reviews, many, many readers see themselves in Sarah’s work. I completely understand, because I do too.



After seeing a friend’s glowing review (thanks, Amy[Other Amy]!), I had to give this a try. As a lifelong bookworm and introvert, I recognized many of my experiences put into cute visuals.


I was well-known among high school friends for my mispronunciations of words I had only read, although I never managed the ability to walk while reading without tripping over myself.

The artistic style is similar to that of Allie Brosch, creator of Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened, a very clean line style of drawing that has its focus on the character with environment or props only if they are germane to the story. Nothing is extraneous. The semi-stick figure shapes have giant eyes with dilating pupils to demonstrate extreme emotion.

The observations are familiar to those of us who read, who worry about being a dork in public, and who endlessly replay awkward moments wishing they could go back and change. Many of the observations seem twenty-something-ish; the first time holding hands with a new boyfriend, the embarrassment of tampons falling out of one’s purse at inconvenient moments, short versus long haircuts, running into people from high school. Still, I enjoyed them and their sense of gentle camaraderie, although some of the moments felt a little farther away in my past. For instance, I no longer do this–or at least as often.




However, some things remain relevant, particularly those days I don’t want to Adult.


An entertaining volume albeit somewhat lightweight, both physically and emotionally. While it made me smile and chuckle, it lacked the emotional punch of Brosh’s work to push it to my 5 star level. Still, highly recommended for the bookworm in your life. ...more
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Jul 10, 2016

Is adulthood an exciting new challenge for which you feel fully prepared?

Ugh. Please go away.
I was writing down some thoughts for two reviews, one of a Mishima book and the other of The Bell Jar, but at the moment, I dont feel like dedicating so much time to that kind of introspection, since in my case, reviewing a book is almost never writing a simple summary. So I will deal with all those books next year, while focusing on other works which are also existentially complex but from a Is adulthood an exciting new challenge for which you feel fully prepared?

Ugh. Please go away.
I was writing down some thoughts for two reviews, one of a Mishima book and the other of The Bell Jar, but at the moment, I don’t feel like dedicating so much time to that kind of introspection, since in my case, reviewing a book is almost never writing a simple summary. So I will deal with all those books next year, while focusing on other works which are also existentially complex but from a different perspective.



A very different perspective.

In the spirit of the preceding paragraph, I have a shocking revelation to share. I can never participate in the GR Awards. Scandalous, right? I mean, after the Best Poetry debacle, it’s still nice to be able to cast some votes considering that, in general, the most recently published book I have read might have been in the bookshop for twenty years.

Another delightful fact I can find in this little adventure regarding the Best Books of 2016 that I almost never pay special attention to: the only book to which I could give my precious and humble vote was Adulthood is a Myth. The irony makes me chuckle. In any case, and in my opinion since not everyone shares my peculiar sense of humor, it was a fun read. The most hilarious, ridiculous, absurd and to some extent, pathetic aspects of life are depicted through comedy and simple, adorable drawings. Andersen's keen ability to perceive different feelings and situations pertaining to the issue of being human and to portray them with such humorous simplicity… it is certainly remarkable. I’m completely enamored with her work and Allie Brosh and her Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened now share the podium with lovely Andersen.

Classics, poetry, extremely dark and heart-rending books that may or may not have a happy ending are not enough. Books brimful of humor, wit, ludicrous yet common situations and reactions and with silly covers that I don't dare to show in public are also a part of me. They mend what other things have broken. They make reality taste like fiction for a while. This year I spent time on situations that, in the end, didn’t deserve my attention and a million chances. I can search for my lost time but will never get it back. Still, despite giving too much and receiving über-nothing at times, I would like to end this year with a smile. Perhaps, what I consider a flaw is precisely why I should be smiling.

This charming book won Best Graphic Novels & Comics. I thought of giving a little speech but, you know.




Besides, giving speeches usually precedes a simple meal or large quantities of food and...





...let’s just not tempt fate. So I wrote this nonsense instead, as I also tell you this: Sarah and I will be back in a few days. For now, I’ll keep reading my books and enjoying one of my valid hobbies.






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Mar 03, 2016

Oh this was just glorious. All bookworms and introverts NEED to read this. NEEEEED, I TELL YOU. I was just about laughing my head off in companionable fear with the author over adulthood. Adulthood is a myth. And also just ugh. I would happily sign up for a refund, okay? Ahem.

So this is a book of 100% comic strips. you've probably seen some of Sarah's Scribbles around the internet. (I have anyway.) But this has a) more, and b) it's just the kinda book you're going to want to slap in Oh this was just glorious. All bookworms and introverts NEED to read this. NEEEEED, I TELL YOU. I was just about laughing my head off in companionable fear with the author over adulthood. Adulthood is a myth. And also just ugh. I would happily sign up for a refund, okay? Ahem.

So this is a book of 100% comic strips. you've probably seen some of Sarah's Scribbles around the internet. (I have anyway.) But this has a) more, and b) it's just the kinda book you're going to want to slap in extrovert-highly-efficient-adulting-friends'-faces occasionally, okay? Trust me.

My favourites were for sure:
• the ones about bookworms
• the ones about introverts needing to socialise for, like, 5 seconds and then introvert for 9 years
• washing clothes...or not washing them...for hundreds of years...
• pg 85: which basically was a very VERY accurate 6 block comic representation of the internet
• I was cracking up
• I WAS LAUGHING THIS WHOLE BOOK IT WAS GLORIOUS.

The only con was: it's too short. I could look at these highly relatable comics all day. And, you know, procrastinate adulthood that way.





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Jan 01, 2017

My Rating: 5 blazing stars!




This is the first graphic novel I have ever read. I have always thought comics and graphic novels are for kids - with all the pictures and just one to two sentences and bubble texts. How wrong I was! (Yeah yeah, I accept. Don't give me those nasty looks).

And I am glad that "Adulthood is a Myth" is the one I read as my first ever graphic novel to remember it as an enjoyable experience.

Sarah Andersen is hilarious. She has created amazing cartoons illustrating the My Rating: 5 blazing stars!




This is the first graphic novel I have ever read. I have always thought comics and graphic novels are for kids - with all the pictures and just one to two sentences and bubble texts. How wrong I was! (Yeah yeah, I accept. Don't give me those nasty looks).

And I am glad that "Adulthood is a Myth" is the one I read as my first ever graphic novel to remember it as an enjoyable experience.

Sarah Andersen is hilarious. She has created amazing cartoons illustrating the problems faced by adults in such a funny way. I laughed whole-heartedly as I can relate to most of them.







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Apr 21, 2019

I wasn't expecting these scribbles to be as funny and as relatable as they were. Did anyone else read this and reinforce in themselves the notion that it is okay to still be childish? Adulthood really is a myth.

I don't know why as kids we bought into the idea that being an adult is cool. Did we have this false sense of delusion that it would come with freedom and we could escape our nagging parents? Why weren't we threatened with the fact that we will be shackled to work and bills and work so I wasn't expecting these scribbles to be as funny and as relatable as they were. Did anyone else read this and reinforce in themselves the notion that it is okay to still be childish? Adulthood really is a myth.

I don't know why as kids we bought into the idea that being an adult is cool. Did we have this false sense of delusion that it would come with freedom and we could escape our nagging parents? Why weren't we threatened with the fact that we will be shackled to work and bills and work so we can keep paying our bills?

All the fun scribbles hit a bit too close to home and I loved that. We're all in this together, people. ...more
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Nov 27, 2017

Re-reading this just made me realise just how much I love this book, forever one of my favourites. I don't know how it's possible but I got a whole new experience reading this, even if I've read it before.

This was so fun and like so relatable. It felt like i was reading the story of my life.

You should read this book if you're a;

1. An introvert

2. A book lover

3. A human being

Needless to say, I think everyone should read this. It's fun, fast, entertaining and most importantly relatable.
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Apr 21, 2016

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Does the following image remind you of yourself????



If so, this is probably a book for you. While Im 1,000 maybe not exactly the target demographic for the Sarahs Scribbles collection, I still found Adulthood is a Myth to be nearly completely relatable and maybe that I should get a restraining order against the author because it seems like she might be stalking me.

I mean, this little diddy covered everything from my laundry habits . Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/

Does the following image remind you of yourself????



If so, this is probably a book for you. While I’m 1,000 maybe not exactly the target demographic for the Sarah’s Scribbles collection, I still found Adulthood is a Myth to be nearly completely relatable and maybe that I should get a restraining order against the author because it seems like she might be stalking me.

I mean, this little diddy covered everything from my laundry habits . . .



To my daily experiences on Goodreads . . .



To what a telephone conversation between Shelby and myself sounds like . . .



It even covered my fear of what will happen if I discover there really is a heaven . . .




Carol was the Goodreads’ friend who got me to request this one from the library after she said it was for fans of Allie Brosch. Pretty much introverts the world over who hate all other humans should enjoy this one just a little. Added bonus for all the ladies in the house who experience the joy of Aunt Flo’s visit every month . . . .


(She also has a hilarious one about reaching in your purse when someone asks if you have [insert whatever random item] and 582 tampons come flying out.)

If you’re a dude, you may not be able to fully relate, but it’ll shine some light on why your wife hates you more than usual a couple days a month.

While this little book was by no stretch of the imagination a huge life changer, it was certainly amusing and I would definitely recommend it.
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Jan 14, 2018

This was so cute and fun! I read it in one sitting and laughed out loud several times, and I definitely took a picture of a few of these comics to send to friends or post on snapchat. As an anxious bookworm, I really connected with parts of it.

The only thing I'm not fond of is there's a few times that this book falls into the mentality of "I hate people!! I want to be alone all the time because I hate every single person I know!!" and I feel like that's such a Tumblr 2012 mentality that I don't This was so cute and fun! I read it in one sitting and laughed out loud several times, and I definitely took a picture of a few of these comics to send to friends or post on snapchat. As an anxious bookworm, I really connected with parts of it.

The only thing I'm not fond of is there's a few times that this book falls into the mentality of "I hate people!! I want to be alone all the time because I hate every single person I know!!" and I feel like that's such a Tumblr 2012 mentality that I don't find funny or edgy anymore. Regardless, I definitely invision myself gifting this to another introvert because it's quick and makes you chuckle. ...more
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Apr 05, 2017

I am veeeerry behind on learning about Sarah Andersen's work. I've seen her comics floating around on social media for years, laughed at them, wondered how such simplistic drawings could be so relatable, and then moved on without giving it so much as a second thought.

Then I stumbled upon Adulthood Is A Myth, and now I'm a big fan.

Adulthood Is A Myth isn't so much a comic book in that it doesn't tell a continuous story, but it is a book of comics - they are unrelated but well worth reading at I am veeeerry behind on learning about Sarah Andersen's work. I've seen her comics floating around on social media for years, laughed at them, wondered how such simplistic drawings could be so relatable, and then moved on without giving it so much as a second thought.

Then I stumbled upon Adulthood Is A Myth, and now I'm a big fan.

Adulthood Is A Myth isn't so much a comic book in that it doesn't tell a continuous story, but it is a book of comics - they are unrelated but well worth reading at once. I found myself sitting by myself in a room giggling like a crazy person because the comics within this book were so cute and charming. For every little drawing, I felt like Sarah had tapped into my inner thoughts and admitted to the truth of growing up that many of us aim to hide.

If you're looking for something easy to read that will surely bring you joy and more than a few laughs, I cannot recommend this more. I checked this out on Hoopla via my local public library, but would gladly purchase in the future in order to support the author and encourage her to continue creating such adorable art.

What did I think?: I'm a big comic book fan, and while this isn't necessarily telling a story it is cute and fun which is exactly what I was looking for.

Who should read it?: EVERYONE, but especially the women who are realizing that the older we get, the more we embrace comfort.



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Jul 02, 2017

4.5 "Fun-But-Real" Stars

First of all, Id like to thank my dear friend Mohadese for this recommendation! So thank you hun! Second, I loved it! I had so much fun with this book! I didnt read any graphic novels (I didnt think there is something that can attract my attention but oh boy, how I was sooo wrong!) and it was my first but such an awesome read! It was fun but at the same time it was sooo real! All of it! all the emotions, all the what we Must do and at the end what we do! Oh, God I really 4.5 "Fun-But-Real" Stars

First of all, I’d like to thank my dear friend Mohadese for this recommendation! So thank you hun! Second, I loved it! I had so much fun with this book! I didn’t read any graphic novels (I didn’t think there is something that can attract my attention but oh boy, how I was sooo wrong!) and it was my first but such an awesome read! It was fun but at the same time it was sooo real! All of it! all the emotions, all the what we Must do and at the end what we do! Oh, God I really laughed out laud at this book. I recommend it to all of you guys! It doesn’t have any age limit. All of you can read it and I’m sure all of you will enjoy it. It just takes 2 hours of your time, tops! But it’s really worth reading! ...more
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May 05, 2017

An utterly charming collection of simple cartoons which illuminate some of life's undeniable truths.

For example, thinking about putting on your pajamas all day and then the joy of actually doing so.

Or considering being productive but then laying around on the couch in a stupor.

Totally relatable and reminiscent of I Was a Child by Bruce Eric Kaplan, Adulthood is a Myth is for anyone who tries to be a normal, functional adult but doesn't succeed. And isn't that all of us?
5

Feb 16, 2016



It is a truth universally acknowledged, that if you are socially awkward, you're going to feel identified with this book.



Sarah Andersen captures in simple and funny comics, the essence of being awkard and what growing up is all about...



...avoiding old classmates!
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Oct 06, 2019

Sadly, happily and annoyingly relatably, this one has been written for me. The connection is real. I don't need an ET from another planet. Sarah is my person. This made me cringe-laugh and made me snort like a pig for every damn page! ????
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Dec 04, 2017



What can I say? I love Sarah Scribbles Comics.
I always loved them, like since forever (or since I found them on the Internet).
I follow her on Facebook, on Instagram and now my wonderful boyfriend bought me her comics (super early christmas present...).
And I totally love them.
There are soooo relatable and through the whole book I'm like
"That's me."
"Totally me."
"Yep, me."
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Dec 30, 2015

This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life.

It has been ages since I picked up a book of comic strips. I saw a couple of positive remarks about this book and grabbed it immediately. Once I started reading these comics, I couldn't put the book down. I had never seen the Sarah Scribbles character before and was really excited to see what this was all about.

I was surprised by how much I was able to related to this funny little book of comics. There were entries about books, being an This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life.

It has been ages since I picked up a book of comic strips. I saw a couple of positive remarks about this book and grabbed it immediately. Once I started reading these comics, I couldn't put the book down. I had never seen the Sarah Scribbles character before and was really excited to see what this was all about.

I was surprised by how much I was able to related to this funny little book of comics. There were entries about books, being an introvert, clothes, and all kind of little things that come up in life. Some of the comics made me glad that I am not the only one that has noticed some of these things. These were comics that I found myself constantly sharing with my husband. He likes it when I try to make reading a group sport.

The artwork in this book wasn't complex but it worked well. I think that art really was perfect to illustrate this imperfect little character. I would recommend this wonderful book of comics. I think just about everyone can find something amusing in this awesome little book. I will be keeping my eye out for other Sarah Scribbles adventures.

I received an advance reader edition of this book from Andrews McMeel Publishing via NetGalley for the purpose of providing an honest review.

Initial Thoughts
Such a fun little book of cartoons. It put the smile on my face that I needed to day.

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