Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen

Sarah's Scribbles Collection. Andrew McMeel Publishing (March 2016) NetGalley/Own
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 comic 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 pajamas, and wondering when, exactly, this adulthood thing begins. In other words, the horrors and awkwardnesses of young modern life.

I've been following Sarah Andersen's tumblr for a while now. She writes short comics that are totally relatable (especially for girls) and laugh out loud funny. I was so excited when I saw she was putting her work into a collection and had to have it. 

First thing you need to know - the cover is FUZZY. I'm caressing it constantly in a non-creepy way I promise. Second, is that if you are considered an adult but don't feel like it Adulthood is a Myth will make you feel like you aren't alone. It's really strange and comforting how much I can identify with Sarah's life. Feeling awkward, reading all night, procrastinating, and so much more. 

I particularly like the comics where she's hanging out with a boy and either feeling 100% comfortable with being her weird self or internally dying inside wondering what to do or think. The struggle is real. The only one that creeped me out had to do with what happens when you aren't pregnant yet... And I wish this was a bit longer. Otherwise, I can't recommend this enough whether you love Sarah's Scribbles or just appreciate funny comics. 

Thanks to NetGalley and Andrew McMeel Publishing for letting me read Adulthood is a Myth in exchange for an honest review!

You can view Sarah's Scribbles work right here.


  1. What an eccentric fuzzy little book! From the small snippets you have shared it seems as though there were plenty of laugh out loud moments :D I'm curious to know what how the author depicts the pregnant phase too!

    I hope you're doing well Adriana! It's been far too long! Hope all is well :)

    1. It's kind of horrific but funny if you have a dark sense of humor.

      All is well! This year hasn't been great for blogging for some reason. Hope you are well too.


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