I Really Didn't Think This Through: Tales from My So-Called Adult Life

I Really Didn't Think This Through: Tales from My So-Called Adult Life

Did you ever wish your best friend—the person you would trust with your innermost secrets, the person whose wisdom and comfort you seek in times of stress or self-doubt—could draw?

Like Mindy Kaling meets Hyperbole and a Half, I Really Didn’t Think This Through gets at the heart of what makes life both so challenging and so joyful—figuring out how to be a person in the world. Armed with her beloved illustrations, popular Instagram artist Beth Evans tackles a range of issues—from whimsical musings to deeply personal struggles—in this imaginative anti-guide to being your own person.

This book is a compendium of Beth’s 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. Beth’s work feels like a hug from your best friend. And like a best friend, she’s here to say “You got this!”

 

 

 

 

 

Title:I Really Didn't Think This Through: Tales from My So-Called Adult Life
ISBN:9780062796073
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    I Really Didn't Think This Through: Tales from My So-Called Adult Life Reviews

  • Amalia Gavea

    ‘’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 u...

  • Heather

    4.5/5 stars. This was not on my list but I saw it in the "New Non-Fiction" section of the library and decided it was up my alley. I love when that happens! :) "Feeling wholly and completely understoo...

  • Mel

    Thanks to William Morrow for the ARC!In the same vein of Alida Nugent, a fellow young writer loving/hating her 20’s, illustrator Beth Evans presents a brief memoir of struggles she had growing up wi...

  • Nicole N. (A Myriad of Books)

    Completely relatable and enjoyable. Full review to come here and on my blog....

  • Sarah

    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 suffer...

  • Alexandra

    this was really cute. the cover illustration kind of reminded me of allie brosh's book covers and so i checked this out of my library, thinking it would include funny and irreverent anecdotes about be...

  • Stefanie

    I’m pretty sure I haven’t connected to a book so much until now ...

  • Laura

    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 illustr...

  • mei

    I really didn't think that i will supeerrrrrrrrrrr enjoy this book.rekomeeeeeennnn111111...

  • Sydney

    I didn't really know wha tto expect going in to this. It begins with casual "we all feel this way"-type experiences, but quickly evolves into the author reminiscing on her experiences with mental illn...