The Escape Manual for Introverts
Trapped in an airplane seated next to a chatterbox? Are you hosting a dinner party with people who just won't leave? Katie Vaz has the key to y ...more
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Being an introvert myself, I can relate to the appeal of solitude and silence. The book presents various scenarios and different escape routes for the quiet ones. I liked the art, it was simple but clear and beautifully drawn.
Overall, I enjoyed it and recommend it to introverts who enjoy stories in graphic form.
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This was such a cute and fun read. I'm an introvert and I actually saw myself in some of these lovely comics. The drawing style was simple but effective and also quite pleasing to look at. I think this book would make the perfect gift for someone who's an introvert.
Some of the suggestions are funny, but some are actually do-able. Some of the ideas would only last for a short time, and some are the perfect exit strategies.
If you are wondering how to escape an office party, how to get out of another dinner with your talkative aunt, or how to avoid e ...more
This was a very quick and fun read. As an introvert, I could strongly relate to most of the situations. The book is exactly what the title suggests - that is - a guidebooks for all the introverts out there to help them wiggle out of any social situation. Katie Vaz's suggestions range from ordinary ways like, saying you have an important meeting etc. to hilariously preposterous methods such as staging your own kidnapping. Th ...more
I loved this. As an ambivert who leans slightly toward introvert, all of these concepts are just SO relatable! Some of the situations made me cringe, and that made me love them even more.
Plus, the "escape suggestions" are a perfect combination of "THIS COULD TOTALLY WORK" and "This is absolutely hilarious." My favorite was "My succulent has anxiety and can't be left alone for too long."
*Thank you to NetGalley and Andrew McMeel Publishing for providing a free ARC
(Full disclosure: I received a free e-ARC for review through edelweiss.)
So maybe you're an introvert or maybe you have social anxiety, or maybe you struggle with both, like me (yay! not.). Either way, Katie Vaz has got your back. The Escape Manual for Introverts is a tongue-in-cheek-but-not-really compendium of excuses you can use to wiggle out of all manner of social situations. Vaz's guide runs the gamut, from the mundane ("I have plans/something on the stove/mo ...more
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Much prefer the relative section as it was less excuses and more practical. And of course you can’t pick family so sometimes you do need an escape.
I like the chapter on coworkers. It’s definitely relevant as you can’t pick the people, you have to spent many hours together and you want to stay on their good side and not create animosity at work.
Acquaintances - I personally feel you should be less apologetic/ not feel the need to use excuses as thes ...more
The Escape Manual for Introverts promises to save our inner introvert in a range of situations from being trapped in an aeroplane next to a chatterbox or wanting to leave a party early, with excuses ready. Sadly most scenarios were unrealistic and the solutions ridiculous.
They were meant to be funny, which some were, but not enough for me to rate it higher. The illustrations were not really my style but not bad by any ...more
I’m more of an ambivert myself but oh boy cenario 4 of the friend’s chapter was so painfully me! It’s especially hard for me to be outgoing around my family for some reason and that chapter was definitely my favorite one. I feel like i’m more of an awkward person than an hardcore introvert but I could still relate to the need to be alone, to just spend time with myself and have no one else around me. This book is really funny and lightweight, the illus ...more
3.5 stars ⭐
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Pub Date 06 Aug 2019.
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This is a very quick, cute, silly read that offers "tips" for introverts when in overwhelming social situations. The author wrote in her note at the beginning that it's meant to be cheeky and that's exactly what it was. Some of the tips are far fetched but pretty amusing, and some are more genuine and usable in actual real-life si ...more
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A humorous collection of illustrated suggestions for getting out of uncomfortable situations.
Katie Vaz has created an entertaining volume of evasive maneuvers and escape tactics for introverts who have become trapped in untenable or uncomfortable situations created by friends, relatives, c ...more
This was one of the best graphic novels that I've come across. I really liked the content and how I could totally relate to every single one of these situations, and wished I had this manual earlier on in my introverted life.
There are times where I feel like as I got older, that I became a lot more introverted than when I was younger. If you asked me maybe 10 or 15 years ago if I was introverted or extrov ...more
This book was way too on the nose for me, almost in a way that made me not like it because I felt a little cynical. It's hilarious with how accurately it depicts the thought processes of introverted people like myself who will go through great lengths of rationalization and maneuvering in order to avoid or minimize certain social interaction. The cynicism was brought out because it VERY CLEARLY and thoughtfully provides some tips on how to ...more
This funny "guide" is filled with cute pictures and illustrations to help get her point across. Now, don't get me wrong, just because I am an introvert, that doesn't mean we can't hang out some ...more
Although I get that most of the scenarios and specially the solutions proposed to escape them as introverts are exaggerated and intend a comical effect, it disturbs me a bit to what extent us introverts have to go to please extroverts and not hurt their feelings because we just don't feel like socialising.
Some of the proposed "escapes" made me laugh out loud mainly because of how bizarre they were, but others made me think that there is something seriously wrong with how so ...more
Well, the truth is that it was a little less helpful than I ...more