This month’s On the Novel title

Am I there yet? : the loop-de-loop, zigzagging journey to adulthood

by Andrew, Mari

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”–
Andrew reflects on the realities of growing up and finding yourself. Organized by themes of becoming an adult, she shares her personal experiences, along with advice on how to handle growing up … or just looking for a friend who can commiserate


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2 Comments on “”


  1. Cool idea! Bringing the classics to a 21st century audience

  2. Prof. J.I. Abbot Says:

    My review-in-brief (i.e., “book sip”), sans spoilers, of Craig Thompson’s powerful, flawed, and odd graphic novel Habibi is up at Amazon: http://bit.ly/AbbotHabibi


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