Saturday, March 25, 2017

Big Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Andersen



Oh, Sarah Andersen. I love you the way Californians love avocados.

I've been purposely putting off reading my ARC of this book. Not because I thought it was going to be bad, mind, but because I enjoyed ADULTHOOD IS A MYTH so much that I wanted to savor the anticipation of reading this book because I knew it would be at least another year or more until Andersen published a new one. That can't be too weird, right? Surely I'm not the only person who avoids reading books they're excited about...right?

Like ADULTHOOD IS A MYTH and HYPERBOLE AND A HALF, BIG MUSHY HAPPY LUMP explores many common problems that introverts, millennials, women, and book lovers will be able to relate to.

For example:

Why does puberty suck for women so much more than it does for men?

Why are periods so damn inconvenient, not to mention inconsiderate?

Why is talking to people so hard?

Why do we all love cats so obsessively?

Why do we throw so much money away on books?

Why are we cold all the time, even with a sweater?

Why do we like this thing?

There isn't a lot to say. I liked ADULTHOOD IS A MYTH and I liked BIG MUSHY HAPPY LUMP. My fear was that LUMP might be nothing more than a reprisal of ADULTHOOD and I am happy to say that my fears were misguided. LUMP stands on its own, and it is both endearing and hilarious.

Thanks to the publisher/Netgalley for the review copy!

5 out of 5 stars.

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