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
I loved this so much that I read most of it in one day. So perfect! Got a free copy but would be willing to pay full hardcover price for it, which is saying something. Her art spoke to me on a deep level.
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.
There is no word to describe this book other than “treasure.” I’ve been following Mari’s instagram account for a few years and wow, am I thankful she created this compilation of her works accompanied by some of the stories that inspired them.
It’s essentially a picture book for adults, illustrating all of the ups and downs and twists and turns of growing up, from moving to a new city, to love and heartbreak, to getting to know yourself and your purpose.
First of all, the book is just stunning. It ...more
I loved this colorful book so much, I bought it for Amy.
Mari Andrew started drawing (in the cute way you see in the cover) and writing after her father died when she was 28. The book is full of cute doodles and drawn lists that show hoelw it is to grow up. She talks about finding yourself, deciding what you want to do, finding your style. I liked her drawings and the personal texts. I think it will be very inspiring for women in their early 20s.
The reason I gave "only" 3 stars is that I am in my thirties, so I found only a few things inspiring - the ...more
What a soothing cup of tea of a book. Mari’s essays are just as thoughtful as her illustrations. This was a well thought out memoir that should be on every millennial’s bookshelves.
(Also, as a fan of Mari’s posts on Instagram, there was a TON of new material in the book. You won’t be disappointed.)
The perfect prescription for someone who has no idea what they’re doing
I bought his book for my daughter and then read it on the plane to Mexico City to take it to her. She is going to love it! I highly recommend it for anyone, young and old. And in between. It has so much heart, fun illustrations, perspective, heartache, adventure.
I’m definitely buying one for my step-daughter and soon to be new daughter-in-law. I almost want to buy an extra for myself.
Three of my many favorite quotes:
P 54: What I love most about living isn’t accomplishing things, but experie ...more