BOOK REVIEW | Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen (5 stars)

adulthood is a mythVerdict: Brilliant and incredibly relatable. I think Andersen is stalking me and my friends.

I don’t usually review publications like comic-strip books or graphic novels, but this book hit me so hard in the face with its perfection that I felt compelled to share it with the world.

Dubbed as ‘A Sarah’s Scribbles collection’, Adulthood is a Myth is a vivid insight into the mind and life of Sarah Andersen, who is the new spokeswoman for a generation of artistic introverts. From battling wars with her sadistic uterus and to constantly losing the fight to leave her bed on a rainy day, Andersen’s cartoon creation speaks to the little niggling voice in all of our heads, saying one thing: I get it.

And she does get it. I enjoyed this brilliantly funny collection of sketches from start to finish. I could relate to most of them personally; the few I didn’t identify with were sent to my friends, who related to them instead.

The art itself is very simplistic but appealing, with Andersen’s style expressing obvious emotion just by tweaking a few lines of ink. I’d recommend this to anyone who, although technically adult, feels as far from grown-up as can be. If you prefer books to people and can’t wait to get into your pyjamas at the end of the day; if you’re a fan of procrastination and struggle being socially acceptable on a daily basis, this book is for you.


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