I Left the House Today!

Comics by Cassandra Calin

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Pub Date 02 Jun 2020 | Archive Date 02 Jun 2020

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Description

Hilarious and relatable comics about one young woman's life, relationships, and day-to-day humorous musings on why it's good to leave the house sometimes—and when it's better to stay home.

Cassandra Calin’s ability to document the hilarity of relatable everyday events in a series of webcomics has generated a huge following on social media. This beautifully illustrated compendium of first-person comics about the trials of the single life, school, stress, junk food, shaving, and maintaining a healthy self-image. Cassandra Calin's comics frequently highlight the humorous gap between expectations and reality, especially when it comes to appearance and how much she can accomplish in one day. This book is funny, lighthearted, introspective, and artistically stunning—the perfect gift for young women, recent graduates, and anyone who might need a little comedic incentive to leave the house today.

 
Hilarious and relatable comics about one young woman's life, relationships, and day-to-day humorous musings on why it's good to leave the house sometimes—and when it's better to stay home.

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I absolutely love this artist. I could not have been more excited to wake up this morning and find an ARC available for her newest book I Left the House Today, reading it totally made my day. This book is full of amusing short comics revolving around the life of a university-aged woman who prefers to stay home and surround herself with blankets rather than greet the world. Cameos by her close friends and boyfriend add to the highly entertaining stories. I think some of my favorite of her works are her 'expectations vs reality' comics though. So spot on! If you are in need of a smile or a laugh I highly recommend picking up one of Cassandra Calin's books and/or following her online.

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This was such a cute and fun read! I follow the artist and author Cassandra Calin on her social media and I always enjoy reading her comics, so I jumped at the opportunity to read this comic book in advance. I feel like she describes very relatable moments of everyday life and also, she understand my hair problems to a tee. If you get the chance, I highly recommend this book!

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I Left the House Today! by Cassandra Calin is a collection of comics chronically the everyday life of a girl as she experiences dating, school, and unrealistic beauty standards just to name a few. These comics are painfully relatable, humorous, and introspective. The artwork in this comic is adorable and enhances the reading experience. I constantly found myself taking pictures of the the comics to send to my friends and my mom who have gone through what the main character is undergoing. My favorite strips were the beauty expectations versus reality that all women have experienced themselves. The author is not afraid to shed light on what it means to be a woman in our modern society. I can't wait to read more comics by this talented author and artist. I would highly recommend this comic collection! I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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This was so relatable! I do not remember the last time a book made me laugh out loud so much. I even showed some of the comics to my boyfriend and he laughed as well. This book is just a compilation of stories from your daily life. It shows that you are not alone and we are struggling with the same things. The fact that this book makes you laugh shows that you can laugh at such things in your real life as well. Let it go and be happy! I adored the illustrations - so cute. This is overall a fun and enjoyable read that will make some of your "first life problems" seem hilarious. It will make you smile and understand that everyone has the same issues (more or less). Absolutely loved this!

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Another wonderful bunch of comics by Cassandra! Every single one of these made me laugh and go "omg SAAAAME" or "This is MEEE". Everyone should read these, especially if the Corona situation has gotten you down!

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An honest and funny comic about being a twenty-something woman and the day to day situations she encounters, involving friends, boyfriend, clothes shopping, and period pains. Laughs guaranteed!

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So funny and highly relatable. I must say I laughed out loud a lot while reading this. And I needed it. Some of the comics are new and a few of them are on Cassandra Calin's instagram account and tapas. Thanks to Cassandra Calin, Andrews McMeel Publishing and NetGalley for providing me with this e-arc in exchange for my honest review.

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Thanks to Netgalley and publisher for providing me a free copy of this book in exchange for a honest review . Fantastic read. I just loved this book .I could relate to this story . Beautiful story with cute illustrations

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Thanks to NetGalley and to Andrews McMeel Publishing for sending me an e-galley of this comic collection in exchange for an honest review! I Left The House Today! is a comic collection by Cassandra Calin. If you've been anywhere on the internet chances are you've seen one of Cassandra Calin's comics. Her signature style and humor is on point in this collection broaching subjects ranging from the Expectations vs Reality of cutting bangs to being a Harry Potter fan nearing your 30's. Every page is filled with funny and relatable content that makes you feel seen. What I really liked is that over 80% of these comics were new to me so it makes me want to check her website more often. I really enjoyed this!

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Hilarious! I love when these comics pop up on facebook, and now to see a whole book of the curly haired person so like myself made my day! Cannot wait to see more!

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Hahaha, this made me laugh SO much. I loved it💖 Although this doesn't specifically have a certain plot, kind like four-shot-minis, they're all so relatable and adorable! The art style really made me smile, and I'm excited to check out the author and the rest of her stuff online💫

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This book is so good I went through it twice back to back then made my husband look at it the third time because I was laughing so much he was curious. Cassandra May be my soulmate except she’s way more talented than me and the humor is spot on and paired perfectly throughout this super cute “year in the life of” formatted graphic greatness! Preordered already too!

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I adore how quirky and relatable these comics are!!! I’ve run across her work a few times on IG, but when I saw this on Netgalley I had to read it. Some of my favorites are the expectations vs reality and the hair related ones. I laughed so hard!!

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The worse thing about this collection is that it ends... Okay, but seriously, it got to a point where I was laughing out loud with tears in my eyes. Calin has a talent for making the mundane and relatable funny. I’ve read similar comics online and off in the past that follow the same genre. However, none matched up to the pure joy I had with these. Every page and the collection as a whole is a joint feel-good experience and would make the perfect reading material for other creatives and/or introverts. My only woe as I said before (and isn't actually a woe at all) is that I just wish there was more! Nonetheless, I recommend it highly. ✨E-ARC provided by Netgalley & Andrews Mcmeel Publishing for an honest review. Thank you!

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Refreshing, humorous, and relatable! I was laughing the entire time while reading. I enjoyed this so much, I wish it were longer. I highly recommend this if you're in need of a pick me up or are looking for some laughs.

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Montreal-based webcomic artist Cassandra Calin's art has been featured on sites such as Buzzfeed, and here is a collection of her comics in printed form! Calin's comics celebrate some of the finer things in life (i.e. taking off pants at the end of the day), the challenges of being a woman (why do your hair expectations never manifest into hair reality?????), and the ever daunting life of a "grown-up" (Dun-dun-DUN!). A gorgeous, funny, and heartfelt collection, "I Left the House Today!" is sure to put a smile on your face, and maybe brave leaving the house to go to the bookstore/library to grab a copy of this book!

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This was an absolute delight. So funny and 100% relatable. The art is gorgeous. Loved, loved, loved this little gem.

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Four stars As a person who enjoys comics but would not classify myself as an avid reader of them, I can say that I very much enjoyed this. There's nothing particularly deep happening here (anticipated versus real beauty faux pas, period drama, hairy legs, and bugs!), but it's an entertaining and likely relatable read for most folks who would pick this up in the first place. There were a lot of knowing head nods and moments of commiseration on my end: a great, quick read.

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I haven't been typically picking up comics as an adult, but having read Calin's book, I guess that has to change. Girl, this was HILARIOUS. "I Left the House Today!" is a very relatable collection of scenes from the author's life. Each page presents a new casual situation in a quirky and funny way involving hanging out with a boyfriend, friends, curly hair struggles, education, body image, and fashion disasters. As far as the illustrations are concerned, I think it's important to point out that Calin isn't just a talented cartoonist, but also one who presents women's appearance and body in a realistic way, including fat and cellulite, which is very appealing to me as someone who's sick of unrealistic portrayal of women's bodies everywhere you go. Since I very much appreciated the humor and skillful drawings, I couldn't believe it when I finished the book. This is, of course, a good thing, but I do think it could have been longer or at least contained more text with humorous encounters. Nevertheless, I would gladly buy this edition as a heartwarming present for a good friend. *Thank you to the Publisher for a free advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Oh my God, I enjoyed this book so much! I was constantly laughing out loud while reading it. It was super funny and super relatable! It's uncanny how relatable it was. Really enjoyed it very much!

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This was such a quick and fun read! The illustrations were adorable and I found some of the situations really funny and relatable. Would recommend!

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Thanks to Andrews McMeel Publishing for the ARC! Oh my god, this is hilarious!! I needed these good laughs today. Amazing book!! I totally recommend it to everyone.

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This book was a great, relatable and cute trip! The illustrations are so cute and the personal style that the author brings to her illustrations is always a welcome sight. I follow this author on Instagram so was super happy to find a copy on Netgalley, complete with all the relatability, detail and humor I needed. Thank you to NetGalley and Cassandra Calin for this ARC!

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I love this collection! It's so damn relatable! And yes, I have been waiting for this collection for years! The artist is familiar to me as I have been following her on Instagram for a long time now. So many instances in this collection are relatable and funny when it's illustrated like that. I just wish it was more elaborate and at least 200 pages long. When a comic book is good, this always happens: I want more! I am so going to reread this collection over and over again because this kind of relatable comic collection helps me calm down when anxiety hits unexpectedly. I am so glad I got this copy of #ILeftTheHouseToday through #NetGalley Thank you so much! I really needed this!