Am I There Yet? The Loop-de-Loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood

Am I There Yet? The Loop-de-Loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood

Adulting meets Hyperbole and a Half in this witty, starkly honest, and absolutely on-point book of essays and illustrations on the realities of growing up and finding yourself.

Mari Andrew started doodling when she worked at a bakery--she took some license with the display case labels. When customers noticed and began telling her the drawings brightened their days, Mari realized she could use that hobby to connect with people. She hit a professional rough patch in her late 20s and began to chronicle her work on Instagram. Nearly overnight, she became a sensation. Now when Mari Andrew posts something new, the Internet rejoices.

This book is organized by universal themes of becoming an adult--for example, loss, adventure, ambition. Within each chapter, Mari shares her personal experiences in never-before-seen essays, accompanied by spreads of her signature illustrations, 90 percent of which are brand new. Readers are bound to see some of themselves in this book, whether seeking advice on how to handle growing up, or just looking for a friend who can commiserate.

Title:Am I There Yet? The Loop-de-Loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781524761431
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About Mari Andrew

is a writer and illustrator based in New York City.


    Am I There Yet? The Loop-de-Loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood Reviews

  • David Schaafsma

    I am a little nervous about posting this review of a book I was clearly not the primary audience for. I saw, too, that of the few Goodread friends that have read this, that the harshest views were by ...

  • Meg Zkn

    read this in one fell swoop. and I’ll probably read it once a week for the rest of my 20s. thank you, thank you, thank you. ...

  • Allison

    What a soothing cup of tea of a book. Mari’s essays are just as thoughtful as her illustrations. This was a well thought out memoir that should be on every millennial’s bookshelves. (Also, as a fa...

  • Jana

    I bought his book for my daughter and then read it on the plane to Mexico City to take it to her. She is going to love it! I highly recommend it for anyone, young and old. And in between. It has so mu...

  • Laura Angell

    This book has changed my life. I honestly cannot express how much I have depended on this book over the last few weeks. It sounds silly but I never really thought of happiness being a choice, and that...

  • Rod Brown

    I wanted to read all the graphic novels that made the finals of the Goodreads Choice Awards, and that is the only reason I forced myself to read every word in this book. I had not heard of it before t...

  • Anna

    Really did not enjoy this one. I think part of my reaction to this book is annoyance at seeing it displayed in every bookstore I visit as the token graphic novel must-read of the season. Why recommend...

  • Amanda Mintz

    There is no word to describe this book other than “treasure.” I’ve been following Mari’s instagram account for a few years and wow, am I thankful she created this compilation of her works acco...

  • Autumn Kovach

    As a follower of Mari, I was thrilled to finally be able to see her live and have her sign her book. She is the nicest person ever. The illustrations are so encouraging and relatable. I hadn't realize...

  • Rachael

    This book felt like a warm hug, hot cup of tea and my favorite lipstick in one big gift. (aka all my favorite things). I want to send this book to all my girlfriends for every upcoming birthday.What a...