Monday, March 6, 2017

Quickie Review: Big Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Andersen


Big Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Andersen is a second "Sarah's Scribbles" collection. The strips are full of honest vignettes that are frequently funny. I especially liked the slightly longer strips that were mixed with prose. "Sadie - How I learned to get over myself and love cats" was one such set of strips. Sarah's apartment is overrun by mice. So, she borrows her mother's kitten. Cuteness ensues.

The longer set of strips on "I Don't Know How to Be a Person" have insight into social anxiety and overthinking. It's interesting to see this topic handled here since Allie Brosh and Jenny Lawson also have taken a run at similar topics. It's well done and truthful.

But it is not all serious. There is plenty to laugh or smile about in the pages here.

I give this collection 4 out of 5 stars.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.