I'm probably going to gift this book to everyone for Christmas, because who couldn't use a boost of self-love? Much like a crush, the topic of f e e l i n g s can be a bit overwhelming. Norris breaks it down into short chapters, addressing the reader with kindness and empathy while also gently poking fun at us all. Their relatable illustrations accompany the reassuring fact that (contrary to what we see in movies, or societal expectations) there's no one way to love. Whether you're looking for your other half (or just a good time), happy being single, happily paired up, or (oh no) heartbroken — this insightful, hilarious guide reminds us we're all equally vulnerable when sharing our heart. — From Emmy's Picks
A guide for dating, relationships, and identity—from a wildly popular web comic artist.
Isn’t it wonderful when love strikes? We connect with someone beautiful and interesting and suddenly—feelings. But what to do when that first crush levels you? When sparks fly and then fizzle? Or when love just . . . hurts? Aimed at both young people who are just starting out in their love lives and those with more experience seeking a fresh perspective, How to Love is a funny, wise, and unique full-color guide to relationships of all shapes and sizes by a popular web comic creator. Chatty and confessional, humorous and heartfelt, and inclusive of all genders and sexualities, this graphic handbook pairs a classic Q&A format with Alex Norris’s bright, accessible, and unmistakably clever meta comic style. Certain to resonate with teens and adults, this one-of-a-kind guide offers valuable insights on everything from first love to self-love and love ever after.
About the Author
Alex Norris is a queer Welsh artist and the award-winning creator of popular web series, including the viral Webcomic Name, Dorris McComics, and Hello World! They live in London.
Whether you have a crush, are dating, or are recovering after a breakup, webcomic creator Alex Norris offers heartfelt, affirming advice alongside endearing, hilarious comics. . . How to Love offers a refreshing, humorous perspective on romantic feelings and relationships within the context of grounded wisdom: 'There will be times when you feel hurt but these are the times it is most important to be kind to yourself.'
—Shelf Awareness (starred review)
Written from a much-needed queer perspective that invites in readers of all genders and orientations, the book features chapters that each present a different question about relationships. . . . At times hilarious and at others just embarrassingly accurate, the book feels like a warm hug. The unshaded, candy-colored, geometric illustrations are simple, yet they still manage to celebrate diversity and inclusion. Refreshing, funny, and comforting.