How to Deal

With Fear, Failure, and Other Daily Dreads
by Grace Miceli

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This "fight or flight" manual for life (the fake one you live on the internet and the one you actually live) will help you power through your worst days so you can enjoy the good ones.

“I’m not here asking you to fix yourself. There’s nothing wrong with you, okay? I...
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Published By Voracious

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 208

Publication Date 05/04/2021

ISBN 9780316592482

Dimensions 6.8 inches x 7.55 inches

How To Deal knows exactly what you’re feeling and trying to suppress. Grace Miceli works her magic, and makes looking at your most painful thoughts not so painful. This book will hold your hand while you process.
— Jordan Sondler, author of Feel It Out

Have you ever felt truly seen by a can of insect repellent or a frozen pizza? Grace Miceli's inner monologue is colorful and nostalgic in a way that is both beautifully subtle and urgently not. This book should be corny – in the way that human emotion packaged for consumption often is – but there's something so true about the whole thing that you often find yourself just grateful someone else said it. Like wandering the aisles of a grocery store because you just didn't know what else to do with yourself, How to Deal is unexpected, not impractical, and weirdly comforting.
— Adam J. Kurtz, artist and author of Things Are What You Make of Them

This book feels like a conversation with someone whose wisdom sometimes seems otherworldly, and at the same time, it's like chatting with your best friend. It made me laugh until my belly hurt, it made me shout every three minutes "Yes, this is me, I feel seen", and it made me say THANK YOU. Grace's art and illustrations are amazing and make us all fall in love because they carry that magic of making what is really hard look easy, but for me, the best thing about this book is what lies behind the text: companionship, understanding, and the absolute freedom of knowing that I DON'T HAVE TO BE OK ALL THE TIME AND THAT'S OK.
— Amalia Andrade, author of Things You Think About When You Bite Your Nails

Grace Miceli uses a playful color palette, charming illustrations, and just the right amount of thoughtful text to get us comfortable with confronting the uncomfortable and uncontrollable aspects of life. How To Deal does exactly what I want to do as an artist, only better than I ever could: it helps us feel less alone as we wade through the beautiful mess called life.
— Carissa Potter Carlson, artist and author of It's OK to Feel Things Deeply

This book made me chuckle and nod vigorously in agreement. It is witty and clever in the way it opens up about mental struggles. The colourful doodle-like images contain so much life and insightful advice...I would definitely recommend this book for anyone looking to brighten their day.
— Bookriot

Illustrator Grace Miceli has created a funny and beautifully illustrated manual to help readers deal with life's day-to-day stressors. How to Deal mixes hilarious comic strips with real-life diary entries from the author in order to offer up insight on how to handle fear, failure, and everything in between with an open heart and a sense of humor.
— Popsugar