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Mini Book Reviews: Fowl Language – The Struggle Is Real / Heart and Brain – Body Language / How to Be Perfectly Unhappy / Lady Stuff – Secrets to Being a Woman


Between school (5 AP classes are NOT conducive to reading), and college apps (NEVER ENDING but IMPORTANT), I haven’t had time to read.

But these are all super quick, funny, light little cartoon-graphic novel reads. I’m trying to get into reading more again, I swear.

I read all of these towards the end of September.

These are all books I read via receiving e-arcs from Netgalley. And this is my honest review.

Fowl Language: The Struggle Is Real

by Brian Gordon


Official Synopsis:
The Internet sensation, Fowl Language Comics, is back with its second book, Fowl Language: The Struggle Is Real, the perfect parenting humor book for anyone who liked Toddlers Are A**holes!

“This Guy’s Comics Hilariously Sum Up the Truth About Being a Parent.”

He’s back, and he’s totally got parenting figured out this time. KIDDING.

It’s another collection of Fowl Language comics, ripped from the headlines of this author’s actual friggin’ life.

You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll swear. It’s almost exactly like a day of parenting, except without the annoying little people.

Paperback, 128 pages
Expected publication: October 10th 2017 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
Star Rating:
4 Stars
I really like the art of this one, its really well done, and I like the whole Duck thing – it makes it funnier. I’m not a parent (obviously) and it will probably be funnier to you if you are, but I have lots of cousins and a much younger sister – so I felt I could relate to it.
I enjoyed it.

Heart and Brain: Body Language: An Awkward Yeti Collection

by The Awkward Yeti, Nick Seluk


Official Synopsis:
From the New York Times bestselling creator of the hugely popular Awkward Yeti comics comes the third collection in his Heart and Brain series.

Heart and Brain: Body Language continues the adventures of the loveably conflicted sentimental Heart and rational Brain, as well as other bodily inhabitants like Gallbladder, Muscle, and Tongue.

Warm-hearted and laugh-out-loud funny, these comics bring our inner struggles to vibrant, humorous life.

Paperback, 144 pages
Expected publication: October 3rd 2017 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
Star Rating:
5 Stars
Of all of these, this one is probably my favorite. I read the Heart and Brain comics online ALL THE TIME. And I relate to it so much most of the time. This book is a really nice collection – I hadn’t seen most of them online before. And its really funny, with really nice art.
I REALLY recommend it!

How to Be Perfectly Unhappy

by Matthew Inman, The Oatmeal


Official Synopsis:
Matthew Inman—Eisner Award-winning creator of The Oatmealand #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You—serves yet another helping of thoughtful hilarity in this charming, illustrated gift book for anyone who is irked by the question: “Are you happy?”

In How To Be Perfectly Unhappy, Inman explores the surprising benefits of forgetting about “happiness,” and embracing instead the meaningful activities that keep us busy and interested and fascinated.

Hardcover, 48 pages
Expected publication: October 31st 2017 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
Star Rating:
4 Stars
This book is SUPER short, but it has possibly the best art of all of these. Its super pretty. This one isn’t funny like the others, its raw and honest and I felt I could really connect with it.
Check it out!

Lady Stuff: Secrets to Being a Woman

by Loryn Brantz


Official Synopsis:
A collection of Loryn Brantz’s vibrant and relatable Jellybean Comics about her everyday experiences as a lady 

Home manicure tips, awkward seduction techniques, scoping out the snack table, and—most important—prioritizing naps: Lady Stuff reveals these womanly secrets and more. In sections like “Grooming and Habitat Maintenance,” “Mating Habits,” and others, these brightly colored, adorable comics find the humor in the awkwardness of simply existing.

Like the work of Sarah Andersen, Gemma Correll, and Allie Brosh, Loryn Brantz’s Jellybean Comics are accessible and funny; lighthearted takes on the author’s everyday experiences and struggles being a woman.

Paperback, 128 pages
Expected publication: September 26th 2017 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
Star Rating:
4 Stars
I love this funny-comic-cartoons. This particular book, I had seen a lot of the cartoons inside on Buzzfeed and stuff, but it was really enjoyable to read through this book. Its short – it took me about 20 minutes to get through. The artwork is really nice, its funny, and its really relatable. (Save for one cartoon that was more cringe-y than funny…)
I recommend it!

Have you read any of these?

Do you agree with my thoughts? Disagree?

Are you planning on reading any of these books?


Let me know what you think!


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