From the author of the popular Introvert Doodles and Kind of Coping, Maureen “Marzi” Wilson is tackling all kinds of big feelings with over 175 relatable, supportive, and light-hearted comics in her signature style.
We’ve been conditioned to think that the most acceptable response to “How are you?” is, “I’m fine.” But our emotions are much more complicated than that! Sometimes we feel a little annoyed, or elated, or afraid. And you know, that’s okay!
In The Little Book of Big Feelings, Maureen “Marzi” Wilson takes us on a journey of self-acceptance and validation. After all, our emotions are only reactions to experiences that we can learn from; there’s no such thing as a “bad” emotion. It’s okay to be scared, it’s alright to feel hopeful, and it’s perfectly fine to feel both at the same time. There is a wide range of human emotions, and it’s time we start embracing each one!
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About the Author
Maureen “Marzi” Wilson had a quiet childhood by the Chesapeake Bay, and is enjoying an equally quiet adulthood by the Yellowstone Forest. Her hobbies include reading, swooning over typography, and cuddling her Yorkie, Kiko. That’s as much information as she’s willing to share with you, as she’s an introvert and doesn’t know you very well. Check out her website IntrovertDoodles.com and find her on Instagram @IntrovertDoodles.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As a counselor I often deal with individuals who have difficulty expressing their feelings. When I saw this book I thought possibly it would be a book that an individual could use to help others understand the feelings they may be facing. Instead I found it to be a bit less on the actual psychology of the feeling and much more on how the author experiences these fears. While not the intent I originally thought, I do see the use of this book. It is decently written and illustrated and for many individuals will be a good tool to help show that others do feel the same way they do.
How am I just now hearing about this delightful author? On NetGalley, I read the description for The Little Book of Big Feelings, and knew I wanted to review it, thinking it would be especially great for discussing emotions with my kids. After reading it (at times by myself, other times my kids joined me at the computer to read some of it) I preordered this to have a hard copy. Some comic books for adults aren't suitable for kids due to language or content, but this book contains none of those elements and I'll happily hand our copy off to my kids despite them not being the target audience. It will help them better understand emotions (their own, and other people's). This "illustrated exploration of life's many emotions" takes us through 16 emotions the author has experienced. Each chapter starts with a brief description and commentary, and the author keeps things personal. Some of the panels are funny, others are touching. As an awkward, anxious introvert, I could relate to a lot of what I read. I appreciated the diverse cast of characters. Recommended for any reader who would enjoy contemplating emotions in a comic format. For some topics, I'd argue a graphic novel or comic format is the best medium for relating certain stories. This book works really well. Thanks to NetGalley and Adams Media for the digital review copy provided in exchange for a review.