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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Graphic Novel Review- Alone Forever: The Singles Collection by Liz Prince!


Title: Alone Forever: The Singles Collection
Author: Liz Prince
Format: egalley
Pub. Date: February 5th 2014
Source: Netgalley & Top Shelf Productions


Book Description via Goodreads:



Liz Prince, author of the world's cutest relationship comic, Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed?, returns with a new comic about being -- gasp! -- SINGLE. At last bringing her popular webcomic to printed form, Alone Forever explores the joys of flying solo, free to focus on what really matters: comics, punk rock, and cute boys with beards.

Drawn in Liz Prince's ultra-charming style, filled with self-deprecation and cats, there's something for everyone to relate to in this celebration of self-reliance in the age of OkCupid.

It's the perfect gift for any friend! …If you want that friend to immediately respond, "Wait, what are you saying?!"






Review:


★★★★

Oh Liz Prince. You never fail to make me laugh. I read her book Tomboy awhile back and I really enjoyed it, so when I saw Alone Forever I knew I needed it. I was right!

This collection of comics made me laugh out loud more than once. The beauty of Prince's work is that (at least for me) it is painfully relatable. I've done the whole internet dating scene and it's a scary and awkward place. I've internally battled myself in spurts of "I love being single!" versus "SOMEONE LOVE ME!" I'm not the smoothest person, socially, and I tend to be a bit on the awkward side. I'm also usually oblivious to flirtation.

Alone Forever is a great book for people who have done or relate to any of those things. Prince talks about them with a great sense of humor and honesty. I laughed, I said "awww" quietly to myself, and I read a few more than once because I loved them so much.

I recommend this book to anyone who has ever been single, fallen asleep among their cats, or has braved the depths of online dating. This is better suited for a more mature audience, as the language is not for little eyes and ears. This is a perfect gift for one of your girlfriends, or for yourself on Valentine's Day.

Thanks to Netgalley and Top Shelf Productions for my copy in exchange for my honest review.

3 comments:

  1. I need to read this book, it looks hilarious and sounds like it promises a lot of laughs. I never turn down a good laugh.

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