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 ...
|Title||:||Am I There Yet? The Loop-de-Loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood|
|Number of Pages||:||192 pages|
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Am I There Yet? The Loop-de-Loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood Reviews
The perfect prescription for someone who has no idea what they’re doing
Am I there Yet is a Semi-Autobiographical book based on Mari Andrew’s journey to Adulthood. She is a writer, Illustrator and aspiring flamenco enthusiast, living in New York. She takes us to her journey of 30 yrs to Adulthood, through essays and Hilarious, Heart breakingly true yet very RELATBLE Drawings and essays. Her Illustrations are inspired by seasons of her life, love, friendship, home, career, heartbreak and self discovery.
She was grieving her Father’s death and a Broken relationship. To ...more
mari feels like she is an old friend who totally gets you.
i'm already looking forward to re-reading this book!
Mari Andrew's book and illustrations are so rich and thought provoking. She really challenges you to look within yourself, to reflect and to get comfortable with the sad and uncomfortable.
I love Andrew's artwork. It's a mix of simple illustrations with relatable captions that always hit me close to home. This book is an extension of the work she usually displays on her Instagram account, interspersed with short essays. The book is part memoir and general part coming-of-age milestones in your 20s and 30s,
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 would give this book one rating for the writing, one for the illustrations, and one for how often I will use it in my classroom and how much I love Mari. In the last category, this book undoubtedly earns 5 stars. It will forever sit on the corner of my desk for almost-daily use.
I have followed Mari on Instagram for a couple years now... so I was very much looking forward to her book. While I enjoyed the depth and dry humor of her illustrations, I found the essays to be a bit shallow and misplaced. They also didn’t entirely flow together. And just to be really picky, I didn’t care for the font. However, I still adore her illustrations and hope that she continues to generate such poignant witty content in them. Perhaps next book just tells the story only through drawings ...more