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ISBN13: 9781455516988
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Adam Ellis knew it was time to leave art school when a fellow student presented her final project to the class: "I put a condom on the Virgin Mary," she announced, unveiling a cheap figurine sheathed in latex. The professor loved it.

Baffled by the praise his classmate receives, and intent on becoming an artist on his own terms, Adam plots his escape to Portland, Oregon to begin his life in the real world — only to realize that adulthood is a lot harder than it looks.

Based on the blog of the same name, Books of Adam details Adam's hilarious trials and tribulations in his attempt to become a functioning member of society. From his arrest after shoplifting a bottle of chocolate milk to a misguided attempt to make friends that lands him in a shack with a hippie couple who have just skinned a rabbit and are trying to entice him into a three-some, Adam is an amicable guy who can't seem to keep himself out of trouble.

Paired with his signature black and white illustrations, Adam's stories weave together an uproariously funny and ultimately charming narrative about a young man trying to find his place in the world.


"Hyper-relatable. Adam Ellis is just like you, except funnier and better at drawing." DC Pierson, comedian and author of Crap Kingdom


"Adam Ellis is hilarious. If you like manic hipsters and crazy bosses, you'll love Books of Adam! Yasmine Surovec, blogger and author of Cat Versus Human

About the Author

Adam Ellis is a 26-year old artist and blogger. When he isn't illustrating for his site, he does freelance design for comic book publishers. His blog is and his Twitter handle is @Moby_Dickhead.

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nikkihsu, September 19, 2014 (view all comments by nikkihsu)
This book is filled with quirkiness and sentiment with the added bonus of Adam Ellis' illustrations. It was a quick, but very enjoyable read about Adam and his move to the city of Portland. Any blog followers of Adam Ellis will love it and anyone else will find him just plain entertaining!
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The Blunder Years
Ellis, Adam
Grand Central Publishing
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