Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen

35924705Title: Herding Cats

Series: Sarah’s Scribbles #3

Author: Sarah Andersen

Pub Date:  March 2018

My Rating: ★★★☆☆

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Synopsis from Goodreads:

“. . . author Sarah Andersen uses hilarious (and adorable) comics to illustrate the very specific growing pains that occur on your way to becoming a mature, put-together grownup. Andersen’s spot-on illustrations also show how to navigate this newfound adulthood once you arrive, since maturity is equally as hard to maintain as it is to find … “
The Huffington Post

Sarah valiantly struggles with waking up in the morning, being productive, and dealing with social situations. Sarah’s Scribbles is the comic strip that follows her life, finding humor in living as an adulting introvert that is at times weird, awkward, and embarrassing.

Herding Cats is the third ‘Sarah’s Scribbles’ collection, I’ve seen previous books on Goodreads Choice awards lists, but I’ve never seen anything by the author. Thanks to the galley provided by publisher I finally got to read and admire Andersen’s art.

It’s a lovely collection of illustrations that will make most of us nod in confirmation, especially introverts whose ‘life pains’ Anderson illustrates in most adorable and relatable way. I believe that the author makes something different in this collection, she not only gives us short illustrations that are held together by the common theme of struggling with adulting, in Herding Cats we also get an essay supported by illustrations on how to stay creative and how to keep creating and sharing our creations online in the modern world, in the often abusing and unwelcoming place that Internet become. It’s uplifting and hopeful.

It’s a great collection, but at the end, I can’t rate it more than three stars for ‘I liked it’. It’s not mindblowing, it didn’t move me. But I started following the author on Instagram to get a small dose of her art from time to time on my feed.

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