Adulting meets Hyperbole and a Half in this witty, starkly honest, and absolutely on-point book of essays and illustrations on the realities of growing up and finding yourself.Mari Andrew started doodling when she worked at a bakery--she took some license with the display case labels. When customers noticed and began telling her the drawings brightened their days, Mari realized she could use that hobby to connect with people. She hit a professional rough patch in her late 20s and began to chronicle her work on Instagram. Nearly overnight, she became a sensation. Now when Mari Andrew posts something new, the Internet rejoices. This book is organized by universal themes of becoming an adult--for example, loss, adventure, ambition. Within each chapter, Mari shares her personal experiences in never-before-seen essays, accompanied by spreads of her signature illustrations, 90 percent of which are brand new. Readers are bound to see some of themselves in this book, whether seeking advice on how to handle growing up, or just looking for a friend who can commiserate....
|Title||:||Am I There Yet? The Loop-de-Loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood|
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Am I There Yet? The Loop-de-Loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood Reviews
This is a beautiful book that I recommend to any young adult. Mari is incredibly brilliant and has the power Ernest Hemingway does with a few words—except she does that with illustrations.
The perfect prescription for someone who has no idea what they’re doing
What a fun book! Would make a great college graduation present (or a gift for anyone making a big change - move, extended travel, break-up, etc. - in their 20s).
Really did not enjoy this one. I think part of my reaction to this book is annoyance at seeing it displayed in every bookstore I visit as the token graphic novel must-read of the season. Why recommend this book, over all the other comics out there? I'm not really a fan of the artwork. A lot of the illustrations were repetitive and kind of lazy, to be perfectly honest. Like here's a drawing of a coffee cup with the very helpful caption "coffee" and an arrow pointing to the picture. The end. I was ...more
read this in one fell swoop. and I’ll probably read it once a week for the rest of my 20s. thank you, thank you, thank you.
I seem to have found this at just the right time in my life. No matter what your age if you are having trouble with where you are in life this can comically relate.
Oh and follow her IG @byMariAndrews for new doses.
I have followed Mari on Instagram for a couple years now... so I was very much looking forward to her book. While I enjoyed the depth and dry humor of her illustrations, I found the essays to be a bit shallow and misplaced. They also didn’t entirely flow together. And just to be really picky, I didn’t care for the font. However, I still adore her illustrations and hope that she continues to generate such poignant witty content in them. Perhaps next book just tells the story only through drawings ...more
@bymariandrew is my favorite Instagram channel, so I’d been awaiting the release of her book. Once released from the library, I checked it out and devoured it on one sunny yet breezy afternoon with some naps throughout. Plenty of her Instagram diagrams on relationships, style, etc. are present, as well as some personal essays touching on experiences that have shaped her. It was an easy, fun read, perfect for a 20-something woman to flip through in her downtime.