Primary Genre(s): Comics/Graphic Novel, Humor
Published: Expected 2 June 2020 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
Page count: 160
My Format: eARC via NetGalley
Pacing: Quick read
Would I recommend it: Yes
Commission Link: Buy Happily Ever After & Everything In Between
My rating: ★★★★★
Synopsis from Goodreads
The comics in Happily Ever After & Everything In Between may be inspired by Debbie Tung’s marriage to her extrovert husband, but any couple can relate to increasingly relaxed anniversaries, slowly seeing more of each other’s weird sides, or the punishment for taking care of your sick loved one (catching whatever they had). Happily Ever After humorously captures what everyday love looks like—both the sweet moments and the mundane.
I really enjoyed Tung’s book Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert’s Story, so I quickly requested her latest book on NetGalley as soon as I saw it. The synopsis really tells you everything you need to know about this book, but I still have a few thoughts to share. Here are my pros and cons for Happily Ever After & Everything In Between:
- I love Tung’s graphic novels. They are super easy to read, extremely relatable, and the graphics are adorable.
- As an introvert, I feel like I am reading about myself when I read one of Tung’s books. It is crazy weird to think there is someone else out there literally experiencing life in so many similar ways as I am! It is comforting, actually, to know I’m not alone.
- I honestly related to every single page in this book! Some of the panels really hit home though and were almost verbatim reenactments of conversations I’ve had with my husband!! I’m not joking! Debbie Tung… are you spying on me? 🙂
- Even if you aren’t an introvert, there is much to love in this graphic novel… particularly if you are married. You will recognize many situations from your own married life including struggling to choose a movie to watch, deciding what to have for dinner, compromising over the thermostat setting, and just being boring together.
- There is a bit of a cliffhanger at the end of this book that I believe (and hope!) is alluding to another book coming soon!
If you are an introvert, married to an introvert, or just married period, this book is absolutely worth reading. I think all of Tung’s graphic novels are excellent!
Thank you NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for a free eARC of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
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