Adulthood Is a Myth: A Sarah's Scribbles Collection by Sarah AndersenAdulthood Is a Myth: A Sarah's Scribbles Collection by Sarah Andersen

Adulthood Is a Myth: A Sarah's Scribbles Collection

bySarah Andersen

Paperback | March 8, 2016

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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.
Sarah Andersen is a young cartoonist and illustrator who lives in Brooklyn.
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Title:Adulthood Is a Myth: A Sarah's Scribbles CollectionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 8 × 6.5 × 0.3 inPublished:March 8, 2016Publisher:Andrews McMeel PublishingLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Essential this book is so important.
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CUTEST BOOK EVER This was such a cute and funny book. It wasn't boring at all... the pictures were hilarious, the writing was brilliant and entertaining.
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very funny A friend recommended this book to me.....It is so funny and I can definitely relate to it.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good! I'm so happy I read this book. My favourite story was "The God of Cake", it made me laugh so hard I cried! Definitely recommend!
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Laugh out loud funny The storylines, drawing from personal experiences, are hilarious and relatable.
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Adorable & Funny I got this for Easter of 2016 and it was the best thing I received. I follow her on Instagram and it brightens my day every time I see her posts. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite! Found out about this book after following her blog and pre-ordered it, I'm so glad I did! Serious laugh out loud funny!
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad Bad. Can't believe people are buying this propaganda for their children.
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love love love this! I got this as a gift, my mom, mother-in-law, friends, and myself can relate to this quirky character. It's one of my favorite comics. I also bought her second book "Big Mushy Happy Lump" (as good).
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cute A cute little book. The animals are adorable. I laughed out loud at the unibrow comic, and I could relate to some of comics about budgeting, dating and body image. I found it harder to appreciate the recurring "I hate everybody" theme and some of the commentary on being an artist. I think most people with fb/internet are familiar with her style and know what to expect.
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adorable These comics are super relatable and adorable for young women. Perfect for cuddling on the couch for a laugh.
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Basically the anthology of my life Actual footage of me living my "adult" life
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing style but... The drawings and design of the planner is great. The only problem is that because of the texture of the pages, it smudges easily, and if you use a pencil it's too light to be seen.
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from HILARIOUS I laughed so hard I cried. Don't read this in public, because you will not be able to stifle your laughter.
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from hilarious! This was a very funny book that had me crying laughing it was so funny, and it battled hard subject in a hilarious way
Date published: 2017-06-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not for Me Look this was a cute and VERY quick read but it is hard for me to give it more than 2 stars. I know it is silly to pick on the art but...the art is very amateurish. I know. I know. That is part of its charm but I had to point it out. With her limited artistic abilities she does do a good job but we are not looking at the work of the next great artist. The other reason I can't go higher than 2 stars is that - although I related to a lot of the cartoons - I never LAUGHED at any of them. It would have been nice not to just nod and think "too true" but to actually laugh. Even though I only gave it two stars it was a fun (VERY) quick read.
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not for me This review does not reflect the book itself, just my opinion and interest in the book. I like this author's comics and real portrayals of what happened to her in her dysfunction and dysfunctional family. And I really feel for her situation and life. However, I just couldn't empathize with any of what I read, I don't like dogs and I was really disheartened by the situations. This book was just unfortunately not for me.
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's fun I've only read this book so far, but it's got me wanting to buy the others also.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Poignant My daughter and I both suffer from depression. I bought her a copy, then bought one for myself. The illustrations and little stories are easy to relate to, and make us laugh when we need a pick-me-up from crying.
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Get out of my head!! Read it in one sitting. Felt like someone was drawing snippets of my life!
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Relatable Been reading her web-comics and buying her zines off Etsy, finally had a chance to get the the printed book.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great gift idea my friend loves this! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious! You'll hurt from laughing funny I loved this blog long before it was a book and it is so fun to reread the hilarious stories and blog posts!
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like reading my diary Every single panel in this book is relatable to the extreme. It's so well done and extremely honest about life as an introvert and/or person with anxiety. It's HIGHLY recommended.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny and relatable! I bought this book a while ago and read it in a flash: the comics are lovely, relatable, funny and honest. Loved it from the beginning to the end!
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from There's a little Sarah in us all! Adulthood Is a Myth is a collection of one-page comics depicting Sarah's life as a millennial trying to make it in the adult world and it is HILARIOUS and all too true. I challenge anyone between the ages of 18-35 to go through the book and NOT find something that applies to them. There’s a little bit of Sarah in all of us, and I totally love it.
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A nice lighthearted read A great book to make you smile and laugh! The comics are relatable, and it's easy to see yourself or someone you know in the scenes.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really cute! I love her drawings, a cool little book.
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Funny An easy read that will bring a smile to your face, no matter what
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Sarah Andersen writes about the little things in life that I can relate to, and her art is really cute :)
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not worth the price I was kind of disappointed in this. I thought it would be a lot more like Introvert Doodles that came out late last year. I read this one in about 5-10 minutes, and it wasn't that funny. It was entertaining, but more in a smile and "blow a quick breath out your nose" laugh here and there kind of way. For the price I paid, I expected more.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Funny! I didn't realize this was a book of comics when I bought it, but I was not disappointed. It's an easy read and a good laugh. A feel good book.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome This is extremely well done and so relatable. You just need to read it.
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So relatable I feel like Sarah Anderson basically writes about my life. I loved her comics online and so I had to buy the book and support the author. I think I may have to get the second book too!
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this! Love these comics! I would go "me" with almost every one. If you're a fan of "Sarah's Scribbles" I recommend buying this/borrowing it from the library to support the artist's work. If you're a really huge fan, buy this so you can have your own copy on hand for whenever adulthood gets you down. Haha, I wouldn't mind if the artist drew a comic on escaping reality by reading her comic or a collection of them (like this book).
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hilarious! I read this when I need a good laugh. Ridiculous but relatable. Always a good time.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT I was actually laughing out loud reading some of the stories, and near tears reading the middle part. Recommend to everyone
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good read Very inspirational and good information
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always Love Her Comics I love Anderson's comics. They always make me laugh and are relatable to a millennial young women.
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cute Cute graphic style and some relatable moments, but for me it wasn't that funny.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So relateable I loved her blog so I bought the book. Some of it repeats, some of it's new, but all of it is funny. And the humor is just so relatable and real. I keep coming back to my favorites when I need a good giggle.
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Relatable This book is so funny and very relatable, I had to pre-order her next book as soon as I finished it.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best webcomic out there And now the best comic book! She's super relatable in the funniest way, from everything from hairy legs to social anxiety! She never disappoints!
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Laugh out loud funny A collection of hilarious, illustrated essays exploring subjects like: how to trick ourselves into thinking we're actually a lot less shitty than we are, why dogs make consistently bad choices, and what to do if there's a goose loose in your house. 4.25/5
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! SO DAMN FUNNY. I loved the author's witty wordplay and some of the experiences in this book were really relatable. It was so ferociously, hilariously funny as well as relatable in some parts and I just loved all of this book. I will definitely be rereading this book over and over again and especially when I need a good laugh. I recommend this to everyone!
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the artist! Sarah's Scribbles is an awesome web comic, so nice to see a collection available as a print version
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So good! This book is so good and funny, I'm so excited for the second book!
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So fun! Love it! Clever, cute and funny.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my all time favourites! This is one of my all time favourite books. Very entertaining, cute illustrations and relatable stories. I have gifted this book many times over! So much love for this illustrator/writer!
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read! I loved her blog, and loved reading this book!
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from funny it is a funny and nice book
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Snore Snore and a bore. Why do people like this?
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! Couldn't put it down! Just like her blog, this book is super addictive. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny and Real Glad to have a book with these "scribbles" on hand. The struggles of daily life have never been depicted so funny, so honest and true.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crying, snorting, laughter I think Brodhagen crawled in my brain and put the craziest parts in this book. It is ridiculously funny. I want her to publish about 50 more books exactly like this
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hilarious and Ridiculous Graphic Novel Allie's depiction of depression was great and is the reason I found the book. I laughed a lot through her stories; my favs being The hot sauce debacle, and Lost in the woods. If you are like me and like to throw something fun and different in between your series and serious books, this is the perfect fit.
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hilariously real Cracked me up and so relatable
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So relatable and humorous. I just devoured this in half an hour. I love it so much! So relatable and humorous! And now I have screenshots of nearly the whole book to share on social media hahaha.
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny and very, very real. I love Sarah Andersen's comics -- see them on Tumblr and Facebook all the time. It's real, it's funny, and it's absolutely adorable. Having a paper version to flip through is just like reading a picture book as a kid - just another reminder that I refuse to grow up and join adulthood.
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Hilarious I thought this was going to be terrible because the cover had weird art, but I was completely wrong. It is absolutely hilarious.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So fun I adore this little book with its fuzzy cover! The comics are super relatable and lots of fun. Love the style and humour!
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Relatable Filled with all the humor and wit of the webcomic, but in paper form. I'm glad to have a copy.
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cute Cute book, overall good, and would be a good gift item!
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this! I have followed Sarah Andersen on Tumblr and Instagram, so it's nice to finally have a physical copy of her work. She is a hilarious and personable writer and illustrator.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT <3 I absolutely adore Sarah's Scribbles and almost died with happiness when she announced on her Facebook page that there was going to be a Sarah's Scribbles book! I pre-ordered it first chance I got and anxiously awaited it. Adulthood is a Myth will not disappoint fans of Sarah's Scribbles or any millennial looking for a good laugh and relatable stories.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I adored it!!! I bought this as a way to treat myself and get away from all of the school madness. And boy was I not disappointed! This is totally hilarious and extremely relatable. I couldn't stop reading it and when I finally did I was thirsty for more. I would really love a sequel.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is amazingly funny I love this book! The drawings are really cute and funny. The stories are hilarious and told through such a funny way. No matter how many times I read this book it makes me laugh every time.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from funny and relatable this book is perfect for introverts as it covers lots of topics that we shy people go about on daily basis. drawings a great and I'm excited for the next book to be released!
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOOOOVEEE I really enjoy the Hyperbole and a Half blog, so I picked up this book. It had a ton of new content, and is so funny, and so relatable. Will absolutely be buying more copies as gifts.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Adulthood is a myth and we're all suckers for falling for it. This collection of "scribbles" (cutesy drawings, foreal) proves it in the most amusing way possible. It hits the right notes and makes you exclaim, "I KNEW IT!" or "THAT'S SO ME!" With the self-deprecating, aw-shucks kind of humour that is what makes Allie Brosh's Hyperbole and a Half and The Oatmeal's 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth and Other Useful Guides, amongst others, so endearingly charming, "Adulthood is a Myth" is an instant winner that will turn your frown upside down in 20 minutes!
Date published: 2016-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hyperbole And A Half Thus book is fioled with hunor and fun. The best book ive read so far (out if humorous books) i recomend this book 10-10 with 13+. This book is so relatable its unbeblievable. H.A.A.H is filled with so many adorsble drawings whch mske the book very enjoyable - th book isworth t money
Date published: 2015-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't breathe... Hyperbole and a Half left me in tears and gasping for breath. I laughed so hard that my family kept checking in on me. There is something magical about the combination of Allie's prose and art work.
Date published: 2015-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Excellent read especially for anyone who has or knows someone with depession. I identified with so many things. Dogs moving made me laugh until I cried, and I too have a goose horror story!
Date published: 2015-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Excellent! I've never laughed so much while reading a book. The picture were a great touch and really helped to tell the story
Date published: 2014-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Honest and Hilarious I love Allie's blog, and her first book didn't disappoint. It contains a bunch of her greatest hits, along with new stories (my favourite new one: "Lost in the Woods"), all in her signature MS Paint illustrations and hilarious writing style. I love how honest and relatable her stories are.
Date published: 2014-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hyperbole and a Half I can't say enough about this book...loved loved loved it. The emotion on the faces of the drawings are hilarious and compliment the stories perfectly. The truth behind the stories is so touching...I'm going to read it again!
Date published: 2014-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hyperbole and a Half Not sure what to write here on this book. It's very different. It's funny because it's all real and true. ALL of it. It definitely should have been longer though.
Date published: 2014-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Genuinely funny. A great stress buster, humorous read. I felt a bit like a kid again. Priceless.
Date published: 2014-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hyperbole and a half Very good and very funny should read I again in a heartbeat
Date published: 2014-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best MS Paint I've Ever Seen I hate that I finished this book because it means that it's done. Amazing book. Not enough words. I want to immediately reopen this book and start over.
Date published: 2014-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super funny! I love this book. Its very funny and I love how the art work is so crude but it still conveys the emotions. If you love this book you might want to check out her blog with the same name. I really like how this book isn't a compilation of her blog work, there are stories that are not on her blog.
Date published: 2014-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny And Surprisingly Deep Allie showcases the humor in both everyday events and in her time soul searching. I wouldn't say this is laugh out loud funny, but you will certainly get some chuckles and it will most definitely brighten your day!
Date published: 2014-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A new fave! This book is hilarious, witty, charming, and just a fun read!! I will read it again, and again. I finished it in two days, and laughed so hard at some of the entries I couldn't speak! My only issue is that I wished instead of using terms like "Simple dog" and "Helper dog", that the author used either the names of her dogs, or more endearing terms for them. Maybe because I would have, but other than that....An excellent, excellent book!! Loved it!! 
Date published: 2014-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! A great read. I was able to relate to the stories. Made me laugh and cry.
Date published: 2014-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! I absolutely loved this book. Allie Brosh is a genius at knowing how people think, especially on absurd topics. Made me laugh out loud and also empathized with her in the section called Depression. Can't wait to read her next book. Also loved her weird illustrations which only added to the book.
Date published: 2014-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Beautifully illustrated, indeed. More fun to read when it's as an e-book than as a blog, since there are extra bits, and you can zoom in and really see the artwork. Funny, entertaining, and definitely written by someone who has obviously dealt with depression. She makes depression more tolerable, in an "I've so been there, and I know what you're going through" kind of way, that is also completely hilarious at the same time. Well worth the read, and I'm not sad that I don't have it as a paper version, since this was the original format that I read her other work in anyway.
Date published: 2014-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Parp parp parp parp parp Without a doubt the hardest I have ever laughed at any book!
Date published: 2014-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HILARIOUS. My sister-in-law and I constantly send these back and forth to each other online; got her this book for Christmas and she said it was way better than she even expected, lots of new material too!  Love it.  Totally hilarious.  The drawings, omg...
Date published: 2014-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ALL THE FEELS! "Because I am a serious, dignified person. And I don't want anyone to know I'm not." I've learnt more about myself already. Candid and comical lessons on life, geese, and dogs - what more is there to say? Thank you Allie Brosh for your wacky self and your masterful stick-figure drawings that have spawned countless internet memes for the ages!
Date published: 2014-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best of 2013 Amusing, touching, and a light read for the situations where you need picking up. I read the blog and this is that and more. Highly recommended for all ages!
Date published: 2013-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love the simple dog ...and read those chapters, somewhat redacted, to the kiddo, who snorted in glee with me. Allie's description of depression is, as most of the internet knows by now, sheer genius for its insight and compassion. And she draws good dogs :)
Date published: 2013-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious and Touching This book was just as funny as I knew it would be - so funny I was crying. Not too many duplicate entries from the blog, and those that were are some of the best ones. The ones you always re-read. I loved it immensely. (Review also posted to goodreads)
Date published: 2013-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Amazing I bought this for me... and bought more for my friends. Everyone I gave it to loved it. Lots of genuine belly laughs!
Date published: 2013-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic I have been her website for a long while and was excited when the book was released. Most books from bloggers are just the same cartoons but in a book. This book is amazing and contains new content. I laughed and I cried (yeah, that's right) If you are thinking of buying this book, buy it, it is worth every dime.
Date published: 2013-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Read Enjoyed the funny and insightful stories in this book.
Date published: 2013-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it. Having followed the blog for a long time I had an idea on what till expect. It was better than I hoped. Once of the few books that really speaks to me. Give or a chance and you will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2013-11-05