Published on March 8, 2016 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
Genres: Comics, Humor
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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 comics 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 contemplated whether I even wanted to review this book or not. I was sitting at work at the library and someone had returned Adulthood Is a Myth so it was staring me down from the cart in the back area. I picked it up, read through the first comic, and KNEW I had to read the rest.
I’m not sure if this book qualifies as a graphic novel or is more a bind-up of shorter comic strips (I’d put it more in that category) but every single one was fantastically funny and terribly accurate. For someone like me who is out of their teen years but still doesn’t feel like an adult, I had no trouble relating to each and every page. There was even one about bookworms!
There were a few of the comics that I’d say are more relatable for women based on the context and the topics but for the most part I felt like each of the snippets of “being an adult” could apply to anyone.
Is Adulthood Is a Myth worth buying? Eh, probably not. I’ve seen some of the comics online and I’m not sure if you can find all of them but I’m not sure you need to buy the book. But if you have a nearby library with a copy or can borrow an eBook, I’d definitely recommend checking it out and if you like it, support the artist!