Barely Functional Adult: It’ll All Make Sense Eventually by Meichi Ng

We’re all looking for humor these days, and I think I’ve found something for you to check out!

Thank you Harper Perennial for my gifted ebook in exchange for my honest review!

Synopsis: Wielding her trademark balance of artful humor, levity, and heartbreaking introspection, Meichi Ng’s indisputably relatable collection of short stories holds a mirror to our past, present, and future selves. Featuring a swaddled, gender-neutral, Barely Functional Adult as its protagonist, who says all the things we think but cannot say, this book is equal parts humorous and heartbreaking as it spans a spectrum of topics including imposter syndrome, therapy, friendships, first loves, letting go of exes, and just trying to find your purpose in the world. Prepare to excitedly shove this book in your friend’s face with little decorum as you shout, “THIS IS SO US!” In this beautiful, four-color collection compiled completely of never-before-seen content, Meichi perfectly captures the best and worst of us in every short story, allowing us to weep with pleasure at our own fallibility. Hilarious, relatable, and heart-wrenchingly honest, This Book Is a Time Machine will have you laughing and crying in the same breath, and taking solace in the fact that we’re anything but alone in this world.

I went in expecting more comics, but there is some real heart-felt essays also added into this story that bring humor and reality to life. Lots of topics are covered in this book that may be a bit heavy for some (ie. mental illness), but the humor of every day life that you find in the comics really balances it all out. An enjoyable read for sure!

4/5 Stars

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