Adultolescence is the debut poetry book by Gabbie Hanna, released on September 19, 2017 under Keywords Press. The book was first announced on Gabbie's YouTube video Reading More of My Emo Diary + a Huge Announcement. Gabbie has stated that the book is "humor shrouded in darkness." The title came from the idea of "child innocence" mixed with "adult corruption." Gabbie supported the book by releasing her debut single "Out Loud", which was inspired by the poems, and embarking on a book tour.
As featured on the back of the book and adopted from Amazon.com.
Comedian Gabbie Hanna brings levity to the twists and turns of modern adulthood in this exhilarating debut collection of illustrated poetry.
In poems ranging from the singsong rhythms of children’s verses to a sophisticated confessional style, Gabbie explores what it means to feel like a kid and an adult all at once, revealing her own longings, obsessions, and insecurities along the way. Adultolescence announces the arrival of a brilliant new voice with a magical ability to connect through alienation, cut to the profound with internet slang, and detonate wickedly funny jokes between moments of existential dread. You’ll turn to the last page because you get her, and you’ll return to the first because she gets you.
The book features over 200 poems dealing with various themes such as anxiety and depression.
- The book was inspired by Bo Burnham's work.