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What's Up, Beanie?: Acutely Relatable Comics by Alina Tysoe - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780358455486
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - August 3rd, 2021

We see Baby Beanie, a four-year-old who comes to the future to see if they have become an astronaut, own lots of dogs, and be a four-year-old. While 20-something Beanie remembers those years fondly (too much candy, the beret situation, becoming a “big sister” to a four-footed-furry sibling, playing spy after getting locked out of the house with their sisters, wondering about mountains). We move into teen Beanie years and finally to now where an adult Beanie might be responsible, but still rather use the only clean spoon to eat out of the cooking pot for dinner instead of washing dishes. The reader is taken on a journey of family, friends, anxiety, patience, drawing, art, mistakes, college, weirdness, love, and puppies. Lots and lots of puppies. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781982156947
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Published: Gallery Books - September 22nd, 2020

The second autobiographic-novel from Allie Brosh has proven just as unstoppably hilarious as the first. Packed with countless colorful and amusing illustrations, Problems and Other Solutions is a masterclass in befriending yourself, navigating dicey relationships, and railing against the injustices of the universe, whether massive or minuscule. Unlike Hyperbole and a Half, however, Problems is additionally layered with loss and grief, lending a sense of poignancy to balance the levity. ~ Reviewed by Digby Baker-Porazinski


Broken (in the best possible way) by Jenny Lawson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250077035
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - April 6th, 2021

In this comedic memoir Lawson describes her experience with mental illness in a way that is raw, refreshing, and honest. Alternating between absurd and hilarious stories from her life and serious discussions of depression and anxiety, this book will make you laugh out loud and then cry and then start laughing again with tears still in your eyes. This is one of the most relatable books I’ve ever read and I adored every page! ~ Reviewed by Madison Gallup


Broken (in the best possible way) by Jenny LawsonBroken (in the best possible way) by Jenny Lawson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250077035
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - April 6th, 2021

Broken (In the Best Possible Way) is at once a hilarious memoir while also having a serious undertone. It deals with tough topics such as depression, death, covid, and many more. If you are a fan of Jenny Lawson, you will love this book. I would also highly recommend the audiobook for this since it is narrated by Jenny Lawson herself, making the reading/listening experience 10 times better! ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781982156947
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Published: Gallery Books - September 22nd, 2020

As painfully perfect as her debut work Hyperbole and a Half, this humorous comic memoir had me laughing out and crying real tears (my boyfriend can attest if you don't believe me). Don't ask me how, but Allie Brosh has managed to mine divorce, depression, cancer scares, and even death for moments of hilarity and poignancy. This book is the friend we all need to make us laugh when life is going to hell in a handbasket. ~ Reviewed by Virginia Edinger


Creativity: A Short and Cheerful Guide by John Cleese - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780385348270
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Published: Crown - September 8th, 2020

Stumped? Can't find the right words for the essay, the right notes for the score, the right colors for the painting? Don't panic. Let your mind wander. Dream a little. See what your unconscious can do, without your help. Then, get to work. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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