Am I Overthinking This?: Over-answering life’s questions in 101 charts (Hardcover)
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A book of questions with answers and over-answers: Did I screw up? How do I achieve work-life balance? Do I have too many plants? Michelle Rial delivers a playful take on the little dilemmas that loom large in the mind of every adult through artful charts and funny, insightful questions.
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In this book of questions—Which wine should I bring? How should I start this email? How much do I tip for this?—author and designer Michelle Rial attempts to answer (and over-answer) countless inquries with the help of amusing and artful visual aids. Like a conversation with your non-judgmental best friend, Am I Overthinking This? serves as a reminder that there isn't always one right answer—and that, sometimes, the only answer is to pick a path and keep moving.
FUN INFOGRAPHICS: There's something for everyone in this captivating book packed with clever charts and graphs that address a wide range of questions, from "Will I ever use the math I learned in school?" to "Does this need butter?" to "Am I good at my job?"
EXPERT AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR: Michelle Rial is a graphic designer who makes charts. Named by Vulture as one of "9 of the Funniest Cartoonists and Illustrators on Instagram," her work has been featured by The New Yorker, Fast Company, USA Today, WIRED, and more. She is a former senior designer at BuzzFeed News.
MORE FROM MICHELLE RIAL: Fans of Rial's relatable thoughts and questions illustrated with comical charts and diagrams will also enjoy Maybe This Will Help: How to Feel Better When Things Stay the Same and the Am I Overthinking This? Engagement Calendar.
EDITORIAL RAVES: This clever book has earned praise from several media outlets, including:
"Michelle Rial's illustrated book explores life's big questions (Am I eating too much cheese? Has anyone seen my sunglasses?) through a series of charts, graphs, and diagrams. Her delightful visuals dissect modern anxieties with real-life objects." –WIRED
"Michelle Rial creates dazzling and insightful infographics ... peppered with clever insights and coy observations" –Vulture
"If decisions feel daunting, refer to this book of amusingly overwrought charts and diagrams." –Real Simple
"I love this book: it's creative, witty, pretty, and insightful." –Book Riot
- People who like a little humor with their self-help
- A birthday or graduation gift for anyone who ever gets stressed about adulting
- Fans of graphic design and data visualization
- Anyone who enjoys a unique coffee table book or conversation starter
About the Author
Michelle Rial is a graphic designer who makes charts. Her work has been featured on USA Today, Fast Company, Vox, designboom, AV Club, and more. She lives in San Francisco.
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