Sarah Speaks To All of Us
Herding Cats – A “Sarah Scribbles” Collection
by Sarah Anderson
“In a world where every single person -good or bad- has a voice, I hope you pick up your pen and use yours.”―
Sarah Andersen, Herding Cats “A Sarah Scribbles” Collection
Adjusting to life as a world-famous cartoonist isn’t easy. Terrifying deadlines, piles of junk-food wrappers under a glowing computer screen, and an ever-growing horde of pets….umm, never mind–it’s pretty much the same.
With characteristic wit and charm, Sarah Andersen’s third collection of comics and illustrated personal essays offers a survival guide for frantic modern life: from the importance of avoiding morning people, to Internet troll defense 101, to the not-so-life-changing futility of tidying up. But when all else fails and the world around you is collapsing, make a hot chocolate, count the days until Halloween, and snuggle up next to your furry beacon of hope.
Sarah Anderson’s Herding Cats is pixelated joy. She can condense the trials and tribulations of being an adult in this world, and right now, in this hellscape, her images give so much job. Each one speaks to me differently, and I found myself nodding enthusiastically as I read the panels and/or laughing my ass off.
Sarah is an animal lover. This is apparent pretty much at the get-go. I am not a cat fan because I swell up like I have been stung by a bee whenever I am around them. But I do love dogs, and her animal love panels are universal. So are her anxiety and angst panels. They all speak to me.
I liked this so much; I want to get some of the strips printed out and hang them on the wall so moments when I am losing my mind or having crazy anxiety, I can look up at the picture and go “ahhhh. Yes. I am not alone in this insanity.” I haven’t read the first two books in the series, which is so exciting because I get to experience them for the first time and look forward to all the joy. I would recommend this book to any adult reader. I find some of her strips speak specifically to being a woman, but even then, male readers will get a chuckle.
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Elizabeth Tabler runs Beforewegoblog and is constantly immersed in fantasy stories. She was at one time an architect but divides her time now between her family in Portland, Oregon, and as many book worlds as she can get her hands on. She is also a huge fan of Self Published fantasy and is on Team Qwillery as a judge for SPFBO5. You will find her with a coffee in one hand and her iPad in the other. Find her on: Goodreads / Instagram / Pinterest / Twitter