Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Worrier's Guide to Life

The Worrier's Guide to Life
author: Gemma Correll
name: Wayne
average rating: 3.92
book published: 2015
rating: 4
read at: 2015/06/14
date added: 2015/06/14
shelves: graphic-novels
'The Worrier's Guide to Life' by Gemma Correll is a laugh out loud look at our modern age and the kinds of things we find ourselves worrying about.

The book is broken up into sections like Health & Hypochondria and Whining and Dining and Ho-Ho-Holiday Horrors. Each section is a series of mostly one page gags. Many of them take familiar things, then riff them out to the extreme. There are a lot of gags about being a woman, but even though I don't carry a purse or use nail polish, I found the humor pretty accessible and hilarious. There are drawings of the Wheel of Insomnia or the Heart of an Introvert. We see other ideas for desserts like Death by Chocolate (Flesh Eating Virus by Fudge anyone?). We see less popular nail polish colors like Burnt Crab Cake and Nicotine Patch.

In a world where daily survival is no longer a worry, we still manage to stuff our heads full of things to worry about. Nothing in here is life or death, but rather a collection of first world problems. The sort of daily pet peeves and anxieties that we all think about and Gemma Correll has a lot of fun making fun of our phobias and products and quirks.

I received a review copy of this ebook from Andrews McMeel Publishing and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this humorous ebook.

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