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 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
I really didn't think that i will supeerrrrrrrrrrr enjoy this book.
‘’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.
Beth ha ...more
I received my copy via a Goodreads giveaway.
This book is a really effective combo of text and illustrations, and the tone really works: not totally snarky, but with just enough edge and self-deprecation to add some 'tang'. It's a really fun account of the 'semi-adult' lifestyle.
Although the coping mechanism differs from a person to another, this short graphic novel by Beth Evans describes how anxiety sabotages every second of your life. i really don’t agree with her strategies to improve one’s anxiety issues because one size doesn’t fit all; however, i do appreciate how she describes a detailed minute of someone who has constant obtrusive thoughts everyday. i enjoyed the illustrations.
I love Beth Evans and really enjoyed reading this. At points, it really felt like she got me and understood exactly what it’s like to be me. A great read! I definitely recommend to anyone who suffers from anxiety or any other mental illness.
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 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.