Whether you're "WTF is TikTok" years old, "seeing all teenagers as potential babysitters" years old, or "saw something you had as a child in an antique store" years old, it's time to admit it. You're old.
In I Am "Why Do I Need Venmo?" Years Old, Janine Annett and Ali Solomon chronicle the trials and tribulations of getting older, touching on themes from technology and pop-culture to fashion and body image with comics such as:
I am "super into dogs and clogs" years old.
I am "excited about composting" years old.
I am "texting about the carpool" years old.
I am "wow, LL Bean has a lot of cool clothes now" years old.
I am "can't digest cheese" years old.
I am "hurt myself putting on pants" years old.
Endearing and relatable, hilarious and accurate, it's the perfect book to buy yourself, your friend, or your sister as a reminder that we're not alone in this journey toward ergonomic backpacks, getting excited about home renovations, and becoming our mothers.
About the Author
Ali Solomon is an art teacher and cartoonist living with her husband and two daughters in Queens, New York. She is currently a cartoonist for the New Yorker, and her writing and illustrations have appeared in McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Wired, Journal of Alta Magazine, The American Bystander, Airmail Weekly, and the Huffington Post, among other places. She designs greeting cards for NobleWorks, and her illustrations have been published in The Menagerie trilogy by Tui and Kari Sutherland (HarperCollins).
Janine Annett is a writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Real Simple, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Rumpus, and many other places. Janine is a lifelong New Yorker who lives with her husband, son, and dog in a house full of piles of books (way too many books).