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What Are We Even Doing With Our Lives?

The Most Honest Children's Book of All Time

About the Book

In this a charming, satirical "children’s" book, BuzzFeed’s lead animal editor and an acclaimed art director/illustrator poke fun at our contemporary, hyper-connected, and often mundane millennial age and the absurdities of the #blessed time and place in which we all now live.

Welcome to "Digi Valley," the epitome of twenty-first-century urban life! The animal-people who call it home do cool things: life coach, cat landlord, baby DJ teacher, app developer, iPhone photographer, new media consultant, beauty blogger, and, of course, freelancer. On the street, in the coffee shop, at the farmer’s market, or the local vegan café, you’ll meet new friends like Frances and Sadie, Freelance Frank, Realtor Rick, and Bethany the Beauty Blogger as they bike, drive, bus, hoverboard, and Uber their way around town—or just sit and enjoy a latte while doing important things on their devices.

Everybody in Digi Valley is very, very busy—texting, tweeting, video chatting, sending selfies, swiping for dates, and binging on their favorite shows. Whether you’re looking for a job at the latest media startup or want to publish your own web series, this urban mecca has something for everyone. And with the emotionally sensitive, tech-friendly Digi Valley Elementary School, it’s a great place to raise kids too!

In What Are We Even Doing With Our Lives? Chelsea Marshall and Mary Dauterman have created an authentic fictional world that illuminates the funny, silly, earnest experience of millennial life. But watch out when the unthinkable happens—the internet goes down! Filled with dozens of illustrated spreads, What Are We Even Doing With Our Lives? is the most honest children’s book for all ages ever written . . . like seriously.

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Critical Praise

A Busytown for both the directionless and uncertain and those wiling away their days doing nothing.(In other words, there’s a brunch scene.) —barnesandnoble.com

Children will enjoy the book for the pictures and the simple sentences, but millennials will enjoy the book for the dry, satirical and spot-on humor. —Dallas Observer

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062654182
  • ISBN 10: 0062654187
  • Imprint: Dey Street Books
  • On Sale: 08/08/2017
  • Pages: 96
  • List Price: 19.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: HUMOR / Form / Parodies
  • BISAC2: HUMOR / General

What Are We Even Doing With Our Lives? by Chelsea Marshall, Mary Dauterman

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