Getting Married And Other Mistakes by Barbara Slate

Getting Married and Other Mistakes
Genre: Chick Lit, Graphic Novel
Publication Date: June 12, 2012
Publisher: Other Press
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After having been a good girl and following her mother’s advice to snag a husband before she became a twenty-something spinster, Barbara Slate realized that her Mr. Right was actually Mr. Wrong and that she was living her life according to everyone’s rules but her own. After twelve years of an unblissful marriage, she made her escape.
   Now this accomplished comic artist lets it all out in a savagely funny and emotionally honest fictional narrative. Jo, her stand-in protagonist, is a successful wedding photographer (of all things) who has been dumped by her husband and desperately needs to get on with her life. She follows her friends’ advice to get laid, see a shrink, go out more, and live a little. Nothing works. Eventually she realizes that she must stop listening to what everybody else tells her and follow her own voice instead.
   Jo’s struggle with female guilt and her quest for self-awareness, told in a series of hilarious panels, is the perfect book for any woman needing to take back control of her life, or remembering when she did.


Super cute comic book for adult women. The stories in it are funny and many will be able to relate. It is the kind of book you can throw in your purse and read when you just have a few mins though you will probably read it in one sitting.

*The Book Blogging Beauties received a copy of this book for review from Other Press. All opinions are that of the reviewer. We were not compensated for this review.


  1. This sounds like a fun read and I am glad that the main character learns to trust herself and do what is right for her. :)