All her life, Eden Sher has suffered from dyscommunicatia (n. Read more...
All her life, Eden Sher has suffered fromdyscommunicatia(n. the inability to articulate a feeling through words.). Then, one day, she decided that, whenever she had an emotion for which she had no word, she would make one up.
The result of this is The Emotionary, which lives at the intersection of incredibly funny and very useful. Chock full of words you always wanted/never knew you needed, often accompanied by illustrations of hilarious and all-too-familiar situations, The Emotionary will be a cherished tool for you or the world-class feelings-haver in your life.
At long last, all your complicated feelings can be put into words, so you can recognize them for what they are, speak their names aloud, and move on. Finally "
From our buyer, Sandra Wilson: "Do you ever wish for words that are not part of our vocabulary? Maybe you need a word to describe an emotion that you are feeling? Check out The Emotionary by Eden Sher, better known as Sue Heck on TV's The Middle. The book is full of words (and illustrations) of those words that you always needed, but never had. This is a great gift for anyone suffering from "dyscommunicatia."
- ISBN-13: 9781595148384
- ISBN-10: 1595148388
- Publisher: Razorbill
- Publish Date: October 2016
- Page Count: 208
- Reading Level: Ages 12-UP
- Dimensions: 8.1 x 8.2 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.35 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-10-03
- Reviewer: Staff
Sher, best known for her role as middle child Sue Heck on the sitcom The Middle, debuts with a mordant assemblage of more than 150 portmanteau words, designed to alleviate dyscommunicatia, aka the inability to articulate an emotion through words. Definitions, pronunciations, and root words (name + amnesia creates namenesia, forgetting someones name literally one second after theyve introduced themselves) accompany each word. Wertz (Museum of Mistakes) fleshes out several words meanings in b&w comics, starring herself and Sher, that arent afraid to get a little grisly: blood, guts, and disembodied limbs go flying after an irredependent Sher collapses under the weight of a heavy box, having refused Wertzs assistance. Sher freely admits that the collection is born out of her own neuroses and communication struggles, and most chapters deal in recognizable moments of self-doubt, social anxiety, and introversion; a final chapter explores fleeting moments of happiness, including feeling relievedly cancelated when plans fall through. For emotionally idiovated readers, this is a wry reminder that they arent the only ones who feel that way. Ages 12up. Authors agent: Erin Malone, William Morris Endeavor. Illustrators agent: Michelle Brower, Folio Literary Management. (Oct.)