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A dictionary of words that don't exist for feelings that do written by The Middle actress Eden Sher and illustrated by acclaimed graphic novelist Julia Wertz.
“A must-read for bad, good and just plain complicated days.” —Oprah.com
All her life, Eden Sher has suffered from dyscommunicatia (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!
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 someone's name literally one second after they've introduced themselves") accompany each word. Wertz (Museum of Mistakes) fleshes out several words' meanings in b&w comics, starring herself and Sher, that aren't 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 Wertz's 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 aren't the only ones who feel that way. Ages 12 up. Author's agent: Erin Malone, William Morris Endeavor. Illustrator's agent: Michelle Brower, Folio Literary Management.