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 simpl...
|Title||:||I Really Didn't Think This Through: Tales from My So-Called Adult Life|
|Number of Pages||:||192 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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I Really Didn't Think This Through: Tales from My So-Called Adult Life Reviews
This was the loveliest, most reassuring collection of thoughts, feelings and pro tips on living with anxiety and 'adulting'.
*I had some issues with the formatting - the writing was often interrupted needlessly by the (excellent) drawings mid-paragraph, which made me lose my flow at times.
I loved this book. It was relatable and well written. It made me feel good to know that I'm not alone in not knowing how to adult. You should read it. Everyone should really.
I wasn't quite sure how well this would go over as an audiobook (which is the format I listened in), but surprisingly I really enjoyed it along with the PDF companion of the drawings.
I like the art of Beth Evans; I follow her on Instagram. But, when I got this book, the title probably was apt. I'm just the wrong demographic for the subjects she covers in it. But, were I in my early twenties, it could have been more applicable. Bottom line, though, I still like the insights in most of her drawings.
My thanks to LibraryThing's early reader program and to the publisher for this ARC copy.
I can see myself giving this book as a gift to friends who suffer from anxiety, depression and OCD. The drawings are darling and it's nice to know that others feel the same way as you.
An advance copy of this book was provided by the publisher.
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
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!
I didn't really know wha tto expect going in to this. It begins with casual "we all feel this way"-type experiences, but quickly evolves into the author reminiscing on her experiences with mental illness (specifically: depression, anxiety, and self harm). Evans really doesn't hold any punches, either, though at times her "words of wisdom" begin to feel repetitive.
The illustrations are simple, but still really interesting to the eye. Their placement was incredibly irritating- full page spread cu ...more