Title: Literally Me
Author: Julie Houts
Release Date: October 24, 2017
LIVE. LAUGH. LOVE. Or EXIST. SMIRK. LURK.
Julie Houts has cultivated a devoted following as “Instagram’s favorite illustrator” (Vogue) by lampooning the conflicting messages and images women consume and share with the world every day.
A collection of darkly comic illustrated essays, Literally Me chronicles the exploits of “slightly antisocial heroines” (Refinery29) in vivid, excruciatingly funny detail, including:
-The beauty routine of a deranged bride who aspires to be “truly without flaws” on her wedding day
-What happens when Kylie Jenner has an existential crisis and can no longer “step out”
-A journey to Coachella by the Four Horsewomen of the Apocalypse
-The true dating confessions of a fembot
-The terrifying description for Alice Staunch’s book How to Be a Perfect Feminist
-The diary of Fiddle Ficus, a tree that lives inside a CÉLINE store, and much more
Well this was an interesting book. Some parts were really funny, but some were just strange.
I really enjoyed the journey to Coachella. Four girls meet in an Uber Pool. They’re the most unlikely people to see together and they don’t get along. Let’s just say, the car ride ends in pee in the backseat.
The pictures were very unique. I liked the way they were filled in with water colours. Some of the illustrations told an entire story. There was also an unusual mouse that appeared multiple times.
This book was original and unconventional. At times I didn’t know what was going on, but some of the stories were very funny.