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Am I There Yet?: The Loop-de-loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood (@bymariandrew) (Hardcover)
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This on-point guide to growing up by Instagram sensation Mari Andrew features “achingly vulnerable and completely relatable watercolor illustrations about relationships, heartbreak and the struggles of urban life” (The Washington Post).
In the journey toward adulthood, it is easy to find yourself treading the path of those who came before you; the path often appears straight and narrow, with a few bumps in the road and a little scenery to keep you inspired. But what if you don’t want to walk a worn path? What if you want to wander? What if there is no map to guide you through the detours life throws your way?
From creating a home in a new city to understanding the link between a good hair dryer and good self-esteem to dealing with the depths of heartache and loss, these tales of the twentysomething document a road less traveled—a road that sometimes is just the way you’re meant to go.
Praise for Am I There Yet?
“Equal parts memoir and illustrated guidebook, it chronicles Andrew’s journey through adulthood as she navigates love and heartbreak, professional indecision and success, and personal struggles.”—Refinery29
“Using her artistic skills to illustrate thought-provoking essays, Andrew inspires readers to take the path less traveled in life.”—CNN
“The illustrations . . . are often packed with truths about dating, self-care, careers, and all the secret thoughts you never say out loud.”—Elle
“This uplifting book is filled with essays and illustrations that will fill you with so much hope as you move forward with any big life change.”—Bustle
“Her illustrations will resonate with anyone who has ever had a crush, went on a date, or felt the sting of heartbreak.”—The Independent
About the Author
Mari Andrew is a writer and illustrator from Seattle. In addition to her widely popular Instagram account, her writing and illustrations have appeared on Paste and HelloGiggles. She currently lives in New York City.
“Andrew has produced a book of cartoons, short essays, and pointed observations.”—NPR
“Mari has a knack for drawing things people are secretly thinking about.”—Cup of Jo
“In a market flush with self-help books, Andrew's illustrated debut stands out for its candidness.”—Publishers Weekly
"The modern quest for meaning has never been more on point.”—BookPage
“Clever, introspective illustrations that examine everything from love to mortality to the highs and lows of texting.”—Washingtonian
"A delightfully fun, funny, and relatable read.”—HelloGiggles
"[A] highly anticipated book with new drawings and illustrations on life, love, growth, and other honest truths about the human experience.”—CBS New York
“Andrew’s charming and often comical essays focus on the struggle of growing up, even after we’re supposed to be adults. Her illustrations feel both personal and universally relatable, and will make the road to being a ‘real adult’ seem a little bit less overwhelming.”—LaurenConraddotcom