This Instagram account of brutally honest book titles will make you feel so seen
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As a girl who spends around six hours a day commuting to and from work, when I first learned about the novel, The Girl on the Train, I thought, "Excuse me? Paula Hawkins used my future memoir title."
After explaining to my friend how disappointed I was that The Girl on the Train was taken, we started a running bit in which we would jokingly come up with other potential memoir titles extremely specific to me, that I could use should I ever decided to write a book about the bizarre and embarrassing happenings in my life.
It became a delightfully comical tradition, but it wasn't until I stumbled upon the @storyofmyfuckinglife Instagram account that I realized just how many deeply relatable book titles there could be in this world.
The @storyofmyfuckinglife account posts drawings of books with hypothetical titles that are so relatable they'll shake you to your core. The books will call out some of your deepest insecurities while simultaneously reminding you you're not alone in them, which is what makes the account so charming.
For instance, as much as you might feel like you're the only person who goes back through emails to manually delete excess exclamation points, the account is here to remind you you're not. This book titled, I Put Too Many Exclamation Points In This Email And Now I Need To Go Back And Delete A Few So They Don't Think I'm Full Of Shit, beautifully captures the email editing process.
There's a book cover to accurately put the Sunday Scaries into words, one to help rationalize why you spend so much time over-explaining things, and even one to highlight all that extra effort you put into impressing your co-workers.
It's clear this account truly understands people, and it appears to be run by the same geniuses behind @tldr.wikipedia — the sassy social media encyclopedia that posts parody Wikipedia posts — so you can rest assured the content will continually deliver.
If you've ever found yourself apologizing to someone instead of saying "excuse me," @storyofmyfuckinglife gets it. And you know what? This nice pink book cover might help you come to terms with the fact that you try incredibly hard to never upset anyone.
Though at times the @storyofmyfuckinglife book covers are so ridiculously on-point that they can almost feel like direct personal attacks, they ultimately serve as lighthearted, hilarious additions to an Instagram feed, and might even lead to some helpful introspection.
If you're ever feeling inspired to create your own book cover, the account takes submissions. But just make sure you keep your potential memoir title to yourself. ?✨
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March 12, 2019 at 12:15PM