December 12, 2016

Absolutely Fine

It's All Absolutely Fine:  Life is Complicated So I've Drawn It Instead
by Ruby Elliot
publisher Andrews McMeel Publishing
published December 2016
source NetGalley

reflections:  A-ha moments come in the middle of books or events.   My a-ha moment came when I read other reviews and realized this is the author's memoir and that mental illness is part of her life.

Ruby Elliot posts cartoons on Tumblr    Her book opens with mad drawings such as this.    Those eyes!  Both pairs.  I cringed.


Then towards the end they become clearer, while Ruby finds herself.  Ah, such a walk of pride!


My favorite is a double-page spread telling how it feels when someone claims to know exactly what you're going through (pages 230-231).    Whoa, Ruby puts her finger on our pulses!

My perspective:  It was difficult to read on Bluefire because of the small print on my iPhone.   I hope to find a physical book soon.