Watching Cartoons with Boys

Photo by Carl Higgs
Photo by Carl Higgs

Watching Cartoons with Boys is a collection of short stories and personal essays cataloguing different cartoons that have been important to the author at different stages of her life, as well as some of the relationships that have developed in parallel. Published in 2017, Watching Cartoons with Boys is a candid and entertaining reflection on the ways that nostalgia can shape our lives.

Watching Cartoons with Boys reminds me of adolescence – the relief in what I have left behind, the pride in what I have overcome, and the nostalgia of that which has stuck with me along the way. It is—in a word—poignant.”

– Alex Creece for Ramona Magazine

“If you’re looking for a fun, easy read with a healthy dose of nostalgia and plenty of adoration for Adventure Time’s Lumpy Space Princess, then this is the book for you. Nostalgic, clever and funny, Watching Cartoons with Boys is a reminder of all the ways that cartoons intersect with and reflect our own lives.”

– Jessica Gately for Underground Writers

Buy a Copy

In 2023 I quietly retired Watching Cartoons with Boys from print, so it is now no longer available (some second-hand copies may still be around online, though).

Thank you to all bookstores who stocked my book, and to everyone who purchased a copy ♡