Barely Functional Adult: It’ll All Make Sense Eventually

Barely Functional Adult: It’ll All Make Sense Eventually

From the creator of Barely Functional Adult, a painfully relatable webcomic with over 125k followers on Instagram, comes a hilariously poignant collection of beautifully illustrated short stories that chronicle the ever-evolving perspectives of your twenties on work, therapy, identity, heartbreak, friendship, and more. 

Wielding her trademark balance of artful humor, levity, and heartbreaking introspection, Meichi Ng’s indisputably relatable collection of short stories holds a mirror to our past, present, and future selves.

Featuring a swaddled, gender-neutral, Barely Functional Adult as its protagonist, who says all the things we think but cannot say, this book is equal parts humorous and heartbreaking as it spans a spectrum of topics including imposter syndrome, therapy, friendships, first loves, letting go of exes, and just trying to find your purpose in the world. Prepare to excitedly shove this book in your friend’s face with little decorum as you shout, “THIS IS SO US!”

In this beautiful, four-color collection compiled completely of never-before-seen content, Meichi perfectly captures the best and worst of us in every short story, allowing us to weep with pleasure at our own fallibility. Hilarious, relatable, and heart-wrenchingly honest, Barely Functional Adult will have you laughing and crying in the same breath, and taking solace in the fact that we’re anything but alone in this world

Title:Barely Functional Adult: It’ll All Make Sense Eventually
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062945594
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  • Nenia ?? Socially Awkward Trash Panda ?? Campbell

    I feel personally attacked by this premise...

  • Jenny Lawson

    RELATABLE, Y'ALL....

  • ? TABI? ?

    this cover art character looks like a concept art sketch for Among Us and somehow that really pleases me...

  • Creya

    This book was hilarious! Meichi Ng shares her tales as a kinda sorta / trying my best / WTF am I even doing type of adult. Three words: frog butthole pebbles. I cannot. 😂...

  • destiny ??? [howling libraries]

    This is more of a 3.5, but I couldn't find any good reason to round down to a 3. This isn't what I expected at all, but it's a nice little nonfiction collection of comics and essays. I thought it was ...

  • Swati

    Are you going through a particularly anxious period? Worries plaguing your mind, keeping you awake? Or are you simply feeling just a bit extra emotional about everything in life right now? Meichi Ng...

  • Smitha Murthy

    There are some books I read that make me feel like the author is an old friend of mine. And I would love to give that old friend a hug and pat them on the head. Meichi Ng’s ‘Barely Functional Adul...

  • Tish

    I really love it when I discover a book that covers major real life events that is relatable and I can easily connect with. Barely Functional Adult by Meichi Ng is a witty and comical novel that is pa...

  • Chris Ellison

    My wife received an Advance Readers Copy of this book from the publisher. I stumbled across it sitting on the kitchen table. I flipped it open to see what it was... and I ended up accidentally reading...

  • shi ?

    Hey, the release date is actually today. cOinCIDeNCe?...