Did you ever wish your best friendthe person you would trust with your innermost secrets, the person whose wisdom and comfort you seek in times of stress or self-doubtcould draw?Like Mindy Kaling meets Hyperbole and a Half, I Really Didnt Think This Through gets at the heart of what makes life both so challenging and so joyfulfiguring out how to be a person in the world. Armed with her beloved illustrations, popular Instagram artist Beth Evans tackles a range of issuesfrom whimsical musings to deeply personal strugglesin this imaginative anti-guide to being your own person.This book is a compendium of Beths collected wisdom and stories, interwoven with her tremendously popular and loveable illustrations. The book is a wonderful mix of fun (playful meditations on the band Rush and international pen-pals) and thoughtful (Beth delves into her personal history with obsessive compulsive disorder and depression while commiserating on topics like dating and credit card shame) all with a simple candor that anyone from a teen to their grandparent can relate to. Through all of her experiences, Beth manages to extract valuable lessons, and the book is replete with friendly advice about caring for yourself, getting help no matter what your problems are, and embracing what makes you happy. Beth is a compelling storyteller, her drawings picking up where her words leave off, creating an approachable and immersive experience for the reader. Beths work feels like a hug from your best friend. And like a best friend, shes here to say You got this!...
|Title||:||I Really Didn't Think This Through: Tales from My So-Called Adult Life|
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I Really Didn't Think This Through: Tales from My So-Called Adult Life Reviews
"I Really Didn't Think This Through: Tales From My So-Called Adult Life" is less about adulting and more about anxiety. Evans gives her readers a soft, kind, forgiving, slightly funny way to look at social anxiety and depression, through the lens of her own experience.
Not having anxiety myself, I didn't entirely connect with this book, but I would absolutely recommend it to anyone with any kind of anxiety — or even trying to understand anxiety. It's less of a "DO THIS TO FIX YOURSELF" and more " ...more
This book is so cute! Very easy fast read! Beth reminds me of a high school friend who passes you funny notes in between class. She is relatable and down to earth. Definitely recommend this fun read! Thank you for the free copy!
‘’Ugh, why do I have feelings? I’m the worst.’’
I won’t bore you with details on how good Evans’ writing is. That’s not the point although I can assure you that the way she talks to us is delightful and direct. What I feel is important is her bravery to share experiences that are difficult, bleak, painful with the readers without ‘’mourning’’ fate or accusing others, without self-pity or the fake arrogance of many similar memoirs. This is what made me appreciate Beth Evans’ book so much.
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I liked Beth's fun sense of humor and look at life; especially "adulting". I think any adult wishes they were a kid or at least didn't wish to grow up so fast now that they are in the real world. It is not fun being an adult. Instead of monopoly money, you have real money but unlike monopoly where you can hide your money and come out the winner in the end, you may not have enough money to save due to all the bills you have to pay. Like the Destiny's Child song "Bills, Bills, Bills".
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I just felt very very seen in this book.
I received a free copy of this book from Library Thing in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Adulting can be so difficult...especially when you suffer from OCD and anxiety. Beth Evans uses humor and her cartoony comic art to ingest a little levity on a topic that's actually quite serious and not often talked about with seriousness. From the description and the title of the book, I thought this would be a fun jaunt through the misadventures of living an adult life and the dilemmas that can ari ...more
I got this Uncorrected Proof from a coworker who had won it on Goodreads. I follow a bunch of Instagram illustrators, but not Beth Evans (but now I do), and flipping through it I could see her illustrations were included so I gave it a shot. Finished in two days (three reading sessions) and I enjoyed it a lot. As a person with moderate anxiety, I could relate to SO MANY of Beth's stories, including awkward social interactions, saying the wrong thing and internalizing it for days afterwards, bein ...more
A self-help book mixed with the author's tales of dealing with intense depression and anxiety since her teenage years. With simplistic drawings, Beth Evans focuses on dictating a personal tale and throwing in kind words and thoughts one should keep in mind when dealing with troubling things in life. I have not dealt with depression and/or anxiety, so I don't know exactly how useful this book is for an individual suffering from these particular mental struggles - much of the words were repetitive ...more