Adam J. Kurtz: Pick Me Up

Penguin Random House

  • Pick Me Up is an interactive book-journal-guide-thing that will help you write and draw your own way through the dark parts. This weird, optimistic book pushes you along with unexpected prompts, “existential activities,” some dark humor, and pages that keep you #connected, even when you feel alone. More than anything, you’ll build your own guide now for figuring shit out later – because someone telling you to “cheer up” is infuriating, but a pep talk from yourself might just work. Pick it up and leave your mark. When you come back, leave a little more. Watch yourself change as you record and reflect on where you are and where you’re going.
  • Adam J KurtzAdam J Kurtz is a designer, artist, and speaker whose illustrative work is rooted in honesty, humor, and a little darkness. His books have been translated into over a dozen languages, and his offbeat creative work has been featured in NYLON, Adweek, Vice, The New Yorker, and more. Kurtz speaks frankly about channeling human emotion into our art, and generally just trying to be more okay with whatever we've got.
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