Mari (rhymes with starry) Andrew started doodling with watercolors while working at a bakery and began sharing her simplistic creations on Instagram. Her honest portrayal of life as a quirky, introspective, old soul resonated with others. Over time she garnered a following of hundreds of thousand of users and turned her drawings into a New York Times bestselling book with 90% never-seen-before art.
Like her Instagram account, Am I There Yet? captures life as a Millennial. She professes a love for avocado toast without a hint of irony or apology. Through illustrations and essays, what emerges is a picture of a free-sprited twenty-something unbound by the traditional benchmarks and timelines of generations before: education, career, marriage, house, kids. She walks readers through her heartbreak, joys and triumphs in the way a best friend might: by being relatable and vulnerable. Mari has a knack for making quiet observations – like the way two old men share a joke or the confidence a lady in a flamboyant hat exudes. Am I There Yet? is the ideal read for those who are riding the long and bumpy road towards adulthood and want to commiserate, laugh and feel understood.