A book for those who need cheering up
This book is physically small, short on words, and heavily illustrated by the author. It will take fifteen minutes to read. But if you need a bit of cheering up for any reason, this is the book to read.
Since it is so short, I can’t quote it heavily or I will unpack its punch. But I will share the backstory and a couple of gems to interest you in reading more.
In the only word-dense part of the book, we get an introduction. In it, the author tells us that out of nowhere, her life fell apart. Her marriage, her career, and her mother all died. Drawing became her coping mechanism as she sketched the ups and downs of her life.
Two poignant examples:
- A handwritten letter:
it’s okay to check out for a while, just remember to check back in.
- And speaking of “check out,” there is a mockup of a receipt from “kWIKY-FIX” that shows $120.94 worth of purchases such as Cheetos, Kit-Kats, Twizzlers, and Kleenex Ultra-Soft jumbo pack. There is a note at the bottom of the receipt: “Thank you! See you next breakdown!”
Great idea for this book:
My game plan with this book is to put it out on my coffee table for all my kids and grandkids to see. I will include a note informing them that if they would like their own copy of this wonderful life-is-difficult-but-you-can-do-it book, to let me know and I will purchase one for them.