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Am I Overthinking This?: Over-answering life's questions in 101 charts (Humor Books, Self Help Books, Books About Adulthood)

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Am I overthinking this? Probably.

This is a book of questions with answers, over-answers, and many charts: Did I screw up? How do I achieve work-life balance? Am I eating too much cheese? Do I have too many plants? Like a conversation with your non-judgmental best friend, Michelle Rial delivers a playful take on the little dilemmas that loom large in the mind of every
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Hardcover, 136 pages
Published August 13th 2019 by Chronicle Books
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Brent
Feb 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: humor, art, nonfiction, on-hand
Great fun.

A gift from my son and daughter in law.
Jon Nakapalau
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a fun book! 101 charts that really make you think...am I overthinking? Love the use of common items to present graphic representation!
Carey
Jan 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
So, my boss bought this book for herself and then set it on my desk. Was she trying to tell me something? Yes, but in a friendly way. If you've seen The Good Place, there's a moment where Chidi says his brain is constantly making the noise of a fork caught in a garbage disposal. Same, Chidi, except my garbage disposal is on a gay cruise ship and the noise is being yelled into a mic by a strange aerobics instructor on ecstacy (Google "Yes Dance").

Anyway, yes, I overthink most things and that
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Peter Kirwan
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have had this book in my hands exactly 29 hours. I've managed to show it to several people and each one says, "This is me!", and then after seeing a few more pages, "she is brilliant". I kid you not, this is verbatim what each person says over and over again. So it's fun to read, fun to show people, and I've already ordered a few as gifts. Just another bit of entertainment; right? Well, there might be more to it. I thought about it and realized this is a lot more than just a fun book. These ...more
Robert J.
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely brilliant. You will find yourself giggling at how accurately each page paints a relatable picture of the human condition and its many quirks! ...more
Clare
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Michelle is a genius! This book takes our most pressing questions from the mundane to the existential and distills them into simple, creative charts that make sense of the world and our own neuroses. It takes a special skill to make complex topics so digestible. I am in awe of Michelle's creativity and feel less alone after finishing her book. Highly recommend! ...more
Jenny
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Clever and thoughtful and beautiful to boot. If you're looking for a good laugh, you'll definitely get it, but if you're also looking for a graphic commentary on today's world and life in general, you'll get that too. Wittier than almost any book with more words on the page
Lori Palen
Aug 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: work
Art + data + humor = Awesome :)
Thomas Ray
Dec 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
The author overthinks. Brilliant. Charts her overthought. Funny. Lets it be. Amen.
Kim
Sep 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: funny, serious
The answer to the title question for me is yes. All the time. If this describes you, you will probably really enjoy this book
Rebecca
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved the charts in this book. Very relatable, extremely creative; and a fun read.
Katra
Feb 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Delightful!
Child960801
Feb 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a funny book of charts and graphs, most made with everyday objects. My favourite was the ven diagram that answered the question: What can I serve at a party?
Ben
Jan 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you need a quick book of charts to brighten your day a bit and remind you that everything can be put into perspective, I strongly recommend this.
Laura
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Accurate, surprising, clever, smart, fun, funny. Every page I looked at I found myself wanting to share with someone else! Loved it!
Christina Dedios
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Cute & clever book of visual charts for us over-thinkers. Makes a great gift for fellow overthinking friends.
Rebecca
2019 Read Harder Challenge: A humor book. So clever. I especially like that she incorporates objects that have to do with the subject -- it's not just drawings. And the backstory of this is poignant: chronic pain shifted Michelle Rial's abilities from senior designer doing dense infographics, to pen and paper -- adding objects if her hands were too achy.

"[The book] hopes to be a reminder that there isn't always one right answer -- and that, sometimes, the only answer is to pick a path and keep
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Alyssa J.
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Short read, but it felt relatable at some parts and at others, it made me laugh out loud!
Norah Gibbons
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The charts and graphs are wonderful, it's funny and thought provoking
Bethany
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh, this was delightful. CHARTS!
Brian
Dec 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Quick, fun, artsy, and at times quite brilliant.
Jennie
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Amazing book with visual representations of over thinking. Candid, funny and totally relevant.

Highly recommended.
Kate Welsh
Mar 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: humor, read-in-2020
Clever and funny and all too real.
Sarah
Mar 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Amusing, profound, and unexpectedly moving
Kristin Haddock
Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Is it wrong that I'm overthinking what to write? Visually appealing, found out that, Yes, I overthink everything! So glad I'm not the only one. Best page? 134, yes it will.
Shamekia
Nov 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Really cute charts!
GJ Refill
Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I made a light-hearted comment to a co-worker about overthinking and rationalized the overthinking with the excuse thats what I do, I went to Google to look for a humorous meme or image, but it led to seeing things that resonated with me in an unexpected way. I knew I was an overthinker, but images comparing it to drowning made me aware of how much joy I miss out on by constantly overthinking. One of the images that most captured my attention was the cover of Michelle Rials book Am I ...more
Meredith
Feb 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Funny :) Great for people who enjoy charts... and sarcasm... and talking openly about anxiety. It's a very quick read. It's really entertaining.
Elizabeth
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I identified with many of these pages. This is a cute way to work through all the things on our minds, especially the unnecessary things that weigh us down. Enjoyable read!
Maggie
a fun book of images and ideas to remind ourselves to chill ... recommended
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Michelle Rial was born in Santa Cruz, CA to Venezuelan immigrants who really loved The Beatles' song "Michelle." You may have seen her illustrations, writing, or charts on BuzzFeed, Fast Company, USA Today, Refinery29, Vox, Funny or Die, and elsewhere on the internet.

She has been publishing charts online for almost a decade and has worked as an illustrator, writer, and photographer. She combines
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