4 out of 5 stars.
I would like to thank Andrews McMeel Publishing for providing me with a free ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an open and honest review.
This book is great. So funny, so real, so… ME! I am often complaining about not wanting to have to adult today and there were AT LEAST a dozen comic strips (pages) from this book I wanted to share on social media. Especially any to do with hairy legs. 😉 I’ve had a rod shoved somewhere for too long when it comes to hairy legs and I’m only just now having it removed… so those cartoons were more an affirmation than a snort tea out my nose giggle. There were a few snort tea out my nose moments too though.
Okay, so I’m a mum of three who’s about to turn 40. One of my kids is ‘special needs’, the other two are just kids fully into exploring and learning about the world around us – so all in all a handful. It is my job in life right now to wrangle them and guide them through life. I’m also an extroverted introvert – meaning I’ve worked customer service type roles for half my life and know how to pretend to be happy and confident and all that out there dealing with people stuff… when all I really want to do is stay in bed in my pjs – alone – and read. So yeah, besides the kids bit, this book is really suited for someone like me.
It is funny, witty (you can be one without the other) and tap dances just far away from the norm to show how ridiculous said norm actually is. Loved it. Being a ‘breeder’ though, I couldn’t give it the full marks. We cop enough flack as it is okay? 😉
Would I recommend this book to others?
Yes I would. In fact, I have been doing so already and have been asked to stop as it’s not released until early March and can I please stop being such a tease about it. But I will keep recommending it as it’s a really good, lift your mood, read.
Would I buy this book for myself?
Possibly. It is still in the realms of library book (for those who follow my reviews) but I do really enjoy the comic strips and have liked ‘Sarah’s Scribbles Collection’ on Facebook just to get a daily dose. So, yes, definitely a fan.
In summary: You don’t have to be an introvert, heck you don’t even have to be an actual ADULT – as I shared some comic moments with my girls (8 and 11) and said ‘this is you’ and they agreed – you just need to know how to GET sarcasm and irony and be amused by it. Seriously good read to help lighten your mood and show you’re not alone in this whole ‘anti-adulting’ feeling.
Until next time,