I Am “Why Do I Need Venmo?” Years Old: Adventures in Aging
By Janine Annett and Ali Solomon
Whether you're “WTF is TikTok” years old, “seeing all teenagers as potential babysitters” years old, or “saw something you had as a child in an antique store” years old, it's time to admit it. You're old.
In I Am “Why Do I Need Venmo?” Years Old, Janine Annett and Ali Solomon chronicle the trials and tribulations of getting older, touching on themes from technology and pop-culture to fashion and body image with comics such as:
- I am “super into dogs and clogs” years old.
- I am “excited about composting” years old.
- I am “texting about the carpool” years old.
- I am “wow, LL Bean has a lot of cool clothes now” years old.
- I am “can't digest cheese” years old.
- I am “hurt myself putting on pants” years old.
Endearing and relatable, hilarious and accurate, it's the perfect book to buy yourself, your friend, or your sister as a reminder that we're not alone in this journey toward ergonomic backpacks, getting excited about home renovations, and becoming our mothers.
About the Authors
Janine Annett on Points in Case – Janine is a writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Real Simple, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Rumpus, and many other places. Janine is a lifelong New Yorker who lives with her husband, son, and dog in a house full of piles of books (way too many books).
Ali Solomon – Ali is an art teacher and cartoonist living with her husband and two daughters in Queens, New York. She is currently a cartoonist for the New Yorker, and her writing and illustrations have appeared in McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Wired, Journal of Alta Magazine, The American Bystander, Airmail Weekly, and the Huffington Post, among other places. She designs greeting cards for NobleWorks, and her illustrations have been published in The Menagerie trilogy by Tui and Kari Sutherland.
More Book Details
- Publisher: Running Press Adult (July 20, 2021)
- Hardcover: 144 pages
- Dimensions: 7.25 x 0.65 x 7.25 inches
Reviews from Fellow Authors
“Hilarious, until it happens to you. As a lady who gets called ma’am, a willing and enthusiastic target of Instagram ads, and long-time Clippy stan, I feel not so much seen as personally indicted by this book. It’s a good thing it’s so goddamn funny, or this might actually hurt. Like my back, all the time, for no reason.”
―Emily Flake, author of That Was Awkward: The Art and Etiquette of the Awkward Hug
“Janine and Ali are the best combination since peanut butter and super soft, chewy dates. Readers of this book are in for a serious treat.”
―Jessica Delfino, author of Dumb Jokes for Smart Folks
“Through hilarious and relatable comics, Janine Annett and Ali Solomon will help you appreciate being A Person of a Certain Age. This is the perfect book to curl up with after you change into your pajamas at 7 p.m.”
―Julie Vick, author of Babies Don’t Make Small Talk (So Why Should I?)
“As someone whose body feels like an antique lawnmower someone bought off eBay (why does this thing not work??) and whose references are as updated as a computer running Windows95, this book was PAINFULLY ACCURATE.”
―Raquel D'Apice, author of Welcome to the Club: 100 Parenting Milestones You Never Saw Coming