In a world of seemingly unending social obligations, we could all use a night off.
In 41 Reasons I'm Staying In, illustrator and self-proclaimed introvert Hallie Heald imaginatively portrays engaging and sometimes outlandish excuses to avoid leaving home.
With each page comes a new room and character, pursuing their obsessions, hobbies, interests, and sudden whims with gusto:
plotting world takeover, learning magic, mooning over a crush, evading taxes, and beyond.
This dark and humorous celebration of introverts offers a unique look into their private worlds and reminds us of the deep fulfillment and joy we can find in spending time alone.
|Product dimensions:||8.60(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Hallie Heald is a freelance book illustrator and portrait painter in New York. 41 Reasons I’m Staying In, is her first book to write and second to illustrate. Heald was born a lone introvert in a family of nine kids, and spent her days painting and listening to audiobooks, years later she’s doing the same thing in a different room. The idea for the book was inspired by season 1 episode 4 of Seinfeld, entitled: “Male Unbonding,” when Jerry and Elaine invent excuses to avoid an unwanted lunch date: jury duty, choir practice, etc. Her work can also be found in The Women Who Made New York and has been featured in The New York Times, NY Mag, The Cut, The Voice, Elle, and Brain Pickings.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What a beautifully illustrated book! I most appreciate the diversity that is shown throughout it and all of the intricate details. I can only imagine how long it took to create each of these worlds! I've followed the author's work since her other illustrated work in The Women Who Made New York. Comparing the two showcases the range of artistic ability, and I couldn't be happier to own both. As a self-proclaimed introvert (although maybe some friends would say I'm more Omni), I love staying in with this book.
This book is one of the most creative, witty and beautiful books on my shelf! The author/illustrator provides a peek into 41 different lives by elaborately capturing the intimate, humorous and eccentric details of their bedrooms. The illustrations are so detailed that every time I open it to a page I notice something I hadn't before. (It's like an adult "I Spy" with sophisticated humor.) I've given this book as a gift to several people (extroverts included) and each has enjoyed flipping through the pages, identifying with the women who make each page come alive.