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

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

by Mari Andrew

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Overview

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This on-point guide to growing up by Instagram sensation Mari Andrew features “achingly vulnerable and completely relatable watercolor illustrations about relationships, heartbreak and the struggles of urban life” (The Washington Post).
 
In the journey toward adulthood, it is easy to find yourself treading the path of those who came before you; the path often appears straight and narrow, with a few bumps in the road and a little scenery to keep you inspired. But what if you don’t want to walk a worn path? What if you want to wander? What if there is no map to guide you through the detours life throws your way?
 
From creating a home in a new city to understanding the link between a good hair dryer and good self-esteem to dealing with the depths of heartache and loss, these tales of the twentysomething document a road less traveled—a road that sometimes is just the way you’re meant to go.

Praise for Am I There Yet?

“Equal parts memoir and illustrated guidebook, it chronicles Andrew’s journey through adulthood as she navigates love and heartbreak, professional indecision and success, and personal struggles.”Refinery29

“Using her artistic skills to illustrate thought-provoking essays, Andrew inspires readers to take the path less traveled in life.”—CNN

“The illustrations . . . are often packed with truths about dating, self-care, careers, and all the secret thoughts you never say out loud.”Elle

“This uplifting book is filled with essays and illustrations that will fill you with so much hope as you move forward with any big life change.”Bustle
 
“Her illustrations will resonate with anyone who has ever had a crush, went on a date, or felt the sting of heartbreak.”The Independent 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781524761431
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 03/27/2018
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 49,015
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Mari Andrew is a writer and illustrator from Seattle. In addition to her widely popular Instagram account, her writing and illustrations have appeared on Paste and HelloGiggles. She currently lives in New York City.

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Am I There Yet?: The Loop-de-loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Steve-MC More than 1 year ago
This collection of wit and wisdom about navigating life would be a perfect gift for women in their twenties, but it also reads great for us older folks who’ve been through those times and are reminded of all we’ve learned and are still learning. I’ve followed Andrew on Instagram for about a year, so I thought I would’ve seen all the artwork, but with over 180 pages of drawings, there’s many here I’ve never seen. Plus, they look even better in full-sized prints. There’s also thirteen illustrated essays that run four pages each, covering everything from travel and milestones to finding your style. The artwork is grouped into chapters covering topics like Overcoming Uncertainty and Creating Home, and there’s lots of insights on all the ups and downs of dating, changing jobs, and moving to a new city. There's great bits of humor, and it's also inspiring in how she gained strength and maturity from even the worst moments of grief and confusion. The book itself couldn’t be presented better. The cover has a great texture, the endpapers are painted with watercolor brushstrokes, the pages are thick so the artwork doesn’t show through, the colors are vibrant, and the font for the essays has a stylish flair.
gldn68 More than 1 year ago
What a joy to read! I have been a fan of Mari's illustration account on Instagram for a long time and have been looking forward to buying her book. Her essays are as brilliant as her art! She writes about life, experiences and travel in such a way that people of any age can relate. Her sense of humor is contagious. Also, the beautiful quality of the hardcover and paper is a nice surprise. I will definitely be buying more copies for gifts.