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This hilarious collection on daily life, friendship, and dating distills the millennial experience into 200 short and cheeky poems. Let's face it, adulthood is rough. From career struggles to astronomical student debt to climate change angst, there's a lot to worry about. Look I Bought Plants: And Other Poems about Life and Stuff was dreamt up by two twenty-somethings—Taylo This hilarious collection on daily life, friendship, and dating distills the millennial experience into 200 short and cheeky poems. Let's face it, adulthood is rough. From career struggles to astronomical student debt to climate change angst, there's a lot to worry about. Look I Bought Plants: And Other Poems about Life and Stuff was dreamt up by two twenty-somethings—Taylor Garron and Eva Victor—who love jokes and sex, in that order. From silly slices of life to R-rated encounters, their witty, irreverent, and satirical poetry reflects on everyday challenges, relationships, and everything else there is to be anxious about. For the millennial trying to put together their IKEA furniture, your cool niece with the septum piercing, or anyone who has ever dated someone in their head, Look I Bought Plants is a funny, charming reminder that you aren't alone and we can all commiserate. • TIMELY AND RELATABLE CONTENT: Millennials may be exhausted, but their own amusing attitudes towards their exhaustion never tire! This book takes a cynical yet laughable approach—the millennial experience perfectly encapsulated in verse. Each poem is highly relatable and you may find yourself saying, "Okay, this is me." • RISING STAR AUTHORS: Eva Victor's writing is published in The New Yorker and she has appeared on various media outlets including Forbes. Taylor Garron's work has been featured in The New Yorker, The Onion, and Vulture. • GREAT PRESENT OR SELF-PURCHASE: With a vivid design, a low price point, and relatable content, Look I Bought Plants begs to be shared with all of your friends and gifted to you by your family. It's trendy and affordable—just the way millennials like it!


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This hilarious collection on daily life, friendship, and dating distills the millennial experience into 200 short and cheeky poems. Let's face it, adulthood is rough. From career struggles to astronomical student debt to climate change angst, there's a lot to worry about. Look I Bought Plants: And Other Poems about Life and Stuff was dreamt up by two twenty-somethings—Taylo This hilarious collection on daily life, friendship, and dating distills the millennial experience into 200 short and cheeky poems. Let's face it, adulthood is rough. From career struggles to astronomical student debt to climate change angst, there's a lot to worry about. Look I Bought Plants: And Other Poems about Life and Stuff was dreamt up by two twenty-somethings—Taylor Garron and Eva Victor—who love jokes and sex, in that order. From silly slices of life to R-rated encounters, their witty, irreverent, and satirical poetry reflects on everyday challenges, relationships, and everything else there is to be anxious about. For the millennial trying to put together their IKEA furniture, your cool niece with the septum piercing, or anyone who has ever dated someone in their head, Look I Bought Plants is a funny, charming reminder that you aren't alone and we can all commiserate. • TIMELY AND RELATABLE CONTENT: Millennials may be exhausted, but their own amusing attitudes towards their exhaustion never tire! This book takes a cynical yet laughable approach—the millennial experience perfectly encapsulated in verse. Each poem is highly relatable and you may find yourself saying, "Okay, this is me." • RISING STAR AUTHORS: Eva Victor's writing is published in The New Yorker and she has appeared on various media outlets including Forbes. Taylor Garron's work has been featured in The New Yorker, The Onion, and Vulture. • GREAT PRESENT OR SELF-PURCHASE: With a vivid design, a low price point, and relatable content, Look I Bought Plants begs to be shared with all of your friends and gifted to you by your family. It's trendy and affordable—just the way millennials like it!

30 review for Look I Bought Plants: And Other Poems About Life and Stuff

  1. 5 out of 5

    Mikky (Nocturnal Predators Reviews)

    * I received an ARC of this novel via Netgalley. All opinions in this review are my own. The synopsis was SO off. It made this book sound like something it wasn't even close to being. My expectations just plummeted from there. This reads a lot like Amanda Lovelace's poetry books. I'm still not sure this is an actual form of poetry. I could be wrong though and I will gladly retract this statement if that is the case. There were a few poems that actually had a strong message and subsequently an impa * I received an ARC of this novel via Netgalley. All opinions in this review are my own. The synopsis was SO off. It made this book sound like something it wasn't even close to being. My expectations just plummeted from there. This reads a lot like Amanda Lovelace's poetry books. I'm still not sure this is an actual form of poetry. I could be wrong though and I will gladly retract this statement if that is the case. There were a few poems that actually had a strong message and subsequently an impact of some kind on me and those (even though they were few and far between) were actually interesting. However, everything else just got an eye roll from me every few pages. I've been trying (more actively) to get into poetry these past few years and I've discovered that this kind of poetry isn't for me.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Reading_ Tamishly

    Sorry to say it's just not my kind of humour. Or my kind of book. I enjoy weird books. I know it's meant to be some kind of funny, weird read but I just couldn't continue on. Thank you for the copy. Sorry to say it's just not my kind of humour. Or my kind of book. I enjoy weird books. I know it's meant to be some kind of funny, weird read but I just couldn't continue on. Thank you for the copy.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Geoff

    A book of short hilarious poems about love, life, and queso: "why are you confused? all i want is for you to compliment my body without reminding me of societal pressures to look a certain way while also objectifying me but in a hot way not a condescending way" These poems are brilliant both for the way that they lampoon the overwrought, over-line broken instagram style of poetry and because they make me want to travel back in time to when I was in my 20s and early 30s and slap some sense into myself. ( A book of short hilarious poems about love, life, and queso: "why are you confused? all i want is for you to compliment my body without reminding me of societal pressures to look a certain way while also objectifying me but in a hot way not a condescending way" These poems are brilliant both for the way that they lampoon the overwrought, over-line broken instagram style of poetry and because they make me want to travel back in time to when I was in my 20s and early 30s and slap some sense into myself. (view spoiler)[ "My cell phone rings who could be calling me at this hour or any hour what the fuck is wrong with you text me bitch" (hide spoiler)] I wonder if wisdom is really just knowing now what you're going to look back at and shake your head at in disappointed disbelief. (view spoiler)[ "i think about Double Stuff Oreos far too much more than any person i have ever slept with" (hide spoiler)] All that to say, read this book and eat some queso. You'll thank me later. "oh no my phone is dead how did that happen you don't think no it can't be because i'm on it every hour of every day?" **Thanks to the authors, publisher, and Netgalley for a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

  4. 5 out of 5

    SassyBooks

    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3/5 I really enjoyed this book. It contained some light and fun poetry I could relate to and needed. Yes, they had deeper meanings I could go on forever, but it was nice after reading a bunch of poetry lately that was quite heavy, to enjoy this. Was it the kind of poetry to blow your socks off? No, not really. But poetry doesn't always have to. It can also just be, make you smile, and you move on. The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3/5 I really enjoyed this book. It contained some light and fun poetry I could relate to and needed. Yes, they had deeper meanings I could go on forever, but it was nice after reading a bunch of poetry lately that was quite heavy, to enjoy this. Was it the kind of poetry to blow your socks off? No, not really. But poetry doesn't always have to. It can also just be, make you smile, and you move on. For me it was just a lil pick-me-up for the day and now I can move on to other things. I don't know if I would've bought it myself, to be honest, but I had a nice afternoon reading them and during these times that's what really matters.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Amber

    First I want to thank NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review. Having said that, this isn’t going to be a glowing review which always kind of sucks. But here goes… I’m not sure what to even write about this so I’ll just be blunt. It’s not a book, and these aren’t poems. This is a compilation of memes in word format, packaged in a way to make it seem like some sort of deep philosophical truth about the existentialist ennui of millennials. It’s not First I want to thank NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review. Having said that, this isn’t going to be a glowing review which always kind of sucks. But here goes… I’m not sure what to even write about this so I’ll just be blunt. It’s not a book, and these aren’t poems. This is a compilation of memes in word format, packaged in a way to make it seem like some sort of deep philosophical truth about the existentialist ennui of millennials. It’s not. The observations about life are shallow, unoriginal, and unimaginative. Every once in a while there’s a poem that appears to be deeper at first glance, like one about being catcalled in various situations. But even those will let you down as they always end with a line or two that I think is supposed to be funny but just takes away from any good that could have been. Here are some randomly hand-picked “poems” that I thought were especially ridiculous. “i will venmo you, she said she never did” “i wonder what they mean when they say Toyota Camry” “my vagina smells off hm” I realize art is subjective and “poetry” isn’t one thing. I love free form poetry but have to say, this isn’t it friends. These are texts and memes from someone who isn’t as funny as they think they are, marketed as a book. It’s not nearly as deep, insightful, or full of on-the-nose observational humor as is being marketed. Sorry to say it but this one was a complete miss for me.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Mer Mendoza (Merlyn’s Book Hoard)

    I have long known that poetry and I tend to pass like ships in the night. The occasional flash of light makes its way to my awareness and I can glimpse for a moment how others are using those words to travel on. I sometimes give poetry another go. Maybe it will buoy me this time. Four years working on an undergrad degree in English didn’t manage it, but maybe some lighter fare will. The title of this collection caught my attention exactly one day after I felt like a mildly competent adult for purc I have long known that poetry and I tend to pass like ships in the night. The occasional flash of light makes its way to my awareness and I can glimpse for a moment how others are using those words to travel on. I sometimes give poetry another go. Maybe it will buoy me this time. Four years working on an undergrad degree in English didn’t manage it, but maybe some lighter fare will. The title of this collection caught my attention exactly one day after I felt like a mildly competent adult for purchasing some nice plants (bonus moral points for buying them from a small local store struggling to keep doors open in the cess pit of 2020). It sounded like poems for me. Now unsurprisingly to me, many were not quite the fit I’m struggling to find, but a good handle worked their way into my consideration quite effectively. Forgive my lack of terminology knowledge—I’ve already admitted to not paying proper attention to my poetry units in school—but it seems that this...observational? Slice of life?...style of poetry has been gaining popularity over the year. Small and unstructured and unrhyming, but seeking the poetry of the aesthetics of observation. So... the butt crack hair poem? Not for me. But, then we hit: “Why Would I Ever For any reason Professional or personal Leave my bed?” And you know what? It’s not particularly profound, but in the absolute decade this past year has been, I have spent the majority of my days working from home, in my bed, with a laptop and tea and no desire to ever return to the office (though a strong desire for the return of linear time and safe social activities). “i want to fall in love deeply in love with someone who is okay with not being my first priority or even the second or third i want a lover i don’t have to love and maybe who listens to bright eyes“ So here at the end of this very quick read I’ll say that poetry and I still don’t get on. However, if observational wit is your jam, you’ll find some gems here in the silt.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Hanae

    This book reminded me of Amanda Lovelace's "the princess saves herself in this one". However, if Lovelace managed to write small texts that could resonate with teenagers dealing with bullying or eating disorders, I can't really picture with whom these texts would resonate. I liked the pretty layout and two or three points the authors made about racism and dating. But the rest of the book looks like a compilation of Snapchat's captions, not poetry. This book reminded me of Amanda Lovelace's "the princess saves herself in this one". However, if Lovelace managed to write small texts that could resonate with teenagers dealing with bullying or eating disorders, I can't really picture with whom these texts would resonate. I liked the pretty layout and two or three points the authors made about racism and dating. But the rest of the book looks like a compilation of Snapchat's captions, not poetry.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Molly

    I found this poetry quite fun. It was light and at times relatable, but I also had a hard time reading it. Some of the formatting of the poems and the colors that were used also gave me a headache, and I often found I had to reread some of the poems. I would simply gloss some of them. Overall though it was quite enjoyable and the poems were quite short.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Brianna

    I received an ARC copy of this book via NetGalley. This book of poetry reads like the mean popular girl from high school’s Twitter feed, and said mean girl has an obsession with Rupi Kaur. One or two of these poems was okay, but the rest were pretty mediocre or cringeworthy.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    Umm... I’ve never read a stream-of-consciousness poem. If there were several, I couldn’t tell. Some lines were connected themes, others disjointed. This is not a typical rhyming poem. It was interesting.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Helen Marquis

    A witty look at life through the eyes of a couple of millennials. While I may be a Gen X'er myself, I have to admit to feeling seen many times on my enjoyable journey through this book of small, but perfectly formed poems. Similar in style to the likes of Amanda Lovelace - if you're looking for perfect rhymes, flowery language and poetic flourishes, then you've come to the wrong place. This is brutally frank, realistic poetry that holds a mirror up to the best and worst of our thoughts. A highly A witty look at life through the eyes of a couple of millennials. While I may be a Gen X'er myself, I have to admit to feeling seen many times on my enjoyable journey through this book of small, but perfectly formed poems. Similar in style to the likes of Amanda Lovelace - if you're looking for perfect rhymes, flowery language and poetic flourishes, then you've come to the wrong place. This is brutally frank, realistic poetry that holds a mirror up to the best and worst of our thoughts. A highly entertaining read.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Beatriz Rosa

    I received an ARC of this novel via Netgalley. All opinions in this review are my own. This book seems unfinished and unedited. I am usually a big fan of the modern “Instagram” poetry style. When I read the description, I was very excited to find it was about going through adulthood while not knowing what you are doing – using a comedic relatable tone. While we can indeed find that theme and tone in this book, it is only in a few poems. The title poem “Look, I bought plants” is the best example of I received an ARC of this novel via Netgalley. All opinions in this review are my own. This book seems unfinished and unedited. I am usually a big fan of the modern “Instagram” poetry style. When I read the description, I was very excited to find it was about going through adulthood while not knowing what you are doing – using a comedic relatable tone. While we can indeed find that theme and tone in this book, it is only in a few poems. The title poem “Look, I bought plants” is the best example of this, and the best one in the book. The poems are divided in four chapters – “living”, “friendship”, “dating”, “and every other damn thing”. This division could have been fun, but some poems didn’t fit in the section they were in. In fact, some poems didn’t even fit in the book, and I struggle to even call them poetry, as they seem more like something you would tweet at 3 am while drunk. They make this book feel much longer (and boring) than it is. The best poems were in the “dating” chapter, which was by far the most relatable and witty, and the “living” chapter had the most poems with deeper meaning. However, in the “dating” chapter, some poems did feel like the feminist equivalent of a 30 year old white man getting on stage, saying “I hate my wife” and expecting laughter – I know the authors can do better, being that they proved in other poems they are able to be funny. The chapter that seemed most useless was “and every other damn thing”, being that it was just random things in life with no real meaning. This is the chapter where we could find the most “tweet poems” that should have been scrapped out in editing. This book seems unfinished because it doesn’t really read like a book at times, more like a compilation, like we're mindlessly scrolling through someone’s Instagram and seeing their posts. It lacks transition from one theme to another – something that could have been easily done, since all the themes can overlap with one another. Something else that lacked was illustration. In this type of poetry books, good illustration is crucial. I appreciated the green flowy aesthetic, that fits with the title of the book, but some pages felt too empty. The illustrations that did exist were small and oddly placed. The only good ones were, again, in the title poem, and in the “please/ sir/ let me ghost you in peace” poem. They both managed to fill the page and be as witty as the text they accompanied. The other illustrations were too few, bland and simple. In conclusion, this book is good if you want a very light read and something you can post on your instastories. Witty at times, but more often than not, both the comedy and poetry fall flat. Would give it 3 stars if many unnecessary short “poems” were cut and if it didn’t have so much empty space.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jill

    As well all know (and complain about a lot), adulting is hard. Sometimes you just need to stay in, get comfortable on the sofa, and enjoy poems about other people’s struggles with being an adult. Authors Eva Victor and Taylor Garron have collected their poems into Look I Bought Plants: And Other Poems about Life and Stuff, to help us all put into words the stress of having to deal with life as an adult. With sections divided into Living, Friendship, Dating, and And Every Other Damn Thing, they s As well all know (and complain about a lot), adulting is hard. Sometimes you just need to stay in, get comfortable on the sofa, and enjoy poems about other people’s struggles with being an adult. Authors Eva Victor and Taylor Garron have collected their poems into Look I Bought Plants: And Other Poems about Life and Stuff, to help us all put into words the stress of having to deal with life as an adult. With sections divided into Living, Friendship, Dating, and And Every Other Damn Thing, they share their thoughts about fitting into last summer’s swimsuit, watching Friends, Trader Joe’s frozen taquitos, roommates, being ghosted, group chats, edibles, Diet Coke, baseball caps, spin class, buffets, AirPods, and dogs. Have you been catcalled by a myriad of men, none of whom were hot? Have you considered getting bangs as an alternative to processing your disappointment with your life? Do you think about Oreos more than any man you’ve slept with? Have you been drunk in the grocery store? Do you spend your time thinking about how your ancestors suffered so that you can smoke weed every day? If you answered yes to any of these, Look I Bought Plants may be the poetry book you need. With self-deprecating humor with a large side of snark, Victor and Garron offer up questions and curiosities about modern life for readers to ponder, agree with, argue with, and laugh at. Look I Bought Plants would make a perfect gift for a good friend or someone you were wanting to turn into a good friend, for someone who is struggling with a challenging time of life, or for someone celebrating a milestone (like buying plants). Witty and biting, honest and charming, this book points out the best and worst parts of being an adult, and that dealing with them all is something we all have in common. I really enjoyed Look I Bought Plants. It makes me feel connected to others and grounded in my own life. The authors’ openness about their own frustrations and shortcomings unites us, and I feel like I have found some of my tribe. This book may not be for everyone, though. There is some cursing, talk of sex, alcohol and marijuana. But if that’s your thing, then by all means, dive in headfirst, the water’s fine! Egalleys for Look I Bought Plants were provided by Chronicle Books through NetGalley, with many thanks.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jammy

    Look, if you’re a poetry buff, you’ll hate this. If you want emotional depth and life-changing poignancy to ponder until your dying day, this is not the book for you. At all. But if you’re in that transitional period between the uninhibition of young adulthood and the disappointing reality of adulthood adulthood -- and you’re ready to look in the mirror and laugh -- you'll probably enjoy this. Look I Bought Plants is a compilation of approachable free-verse poetry that’s not about plants. The desc Look, if you’re a poetry buff, you’ll hate this. If you want emotional depth and life-changing poignancy to ponder until your dying day, this is not the book for you. At all. But if you’re in that transitional period between the uninhibition of young adulthood and the disappointing reality of adulthood adulthood -- and you’re ready to look in the mirror and laugh -- you'll probably enjoy this. Look I Bought Plants is a compilation of approachable free-verse poetry that’s not about plants. The description/blurb implies that this book will dive deep into the harsh realities of millennial anxiety and offer a shoulder to cry on. It doesn’t. There are countless outstanding poets who bleed on paper and stir the soul, so if that’s what you want to read, this unapologetic book isn’t for you. These are raunchy, silly, self-deprecating, and sometimes pointless life observations in a poetic format. Imagine if Rupi Kaur had a series of horrible Tinder dates, ate way too many burritos, and then got very drunk about it. should i get bangs or process my emotions of disappointment about where i am in my life right now This minimalistic book is just for fun, okay? It’s not meant to give your life new meaning. If you happen to catch your own reflection in this book, perfect. Some of it is actually very sweet and a few pieces have a broader meaning. It’s humor and yes, there’s a lot of body humor that may cause some readers to clutch their pearls. Oh well. Pretentious poetry, this is not. i don’t fit into last summer’s swim suit woe is me but it’s because i am getting thicc so i guess that’s fine If you can visualize a poem about bad sex superimposed over an unrelated faux-inspirational sunset pic and find that funny, then congratulations, this is your type of humor. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Andres Lancheros

    (I received this book through a Goodreads’ giveaway, all of my opinions are completely honest due to the responsibility I feel by winning it). I have to say I haven’t been enjoying the latest poetry books I’ve read. Yet, this one caught me by surprise. Look, I bought plants has something more than 200 poems, out of which I highlighted around 20 (almost 10% of the total). As every other book it is written to a certain group of people, I enjoyed it, but I completely understand why you could not do (I received this book through a Goodreads’ giveaway, all of my opinions are completely honest due to the responsibility I feel by winning it). I have to say I haven’t been enjoying the latest poetry books I’ve read. Yet, this one caught me by surprise. Look, I bought plants has something more than 200 poems, out of which I highlighted around 20 (almost 10% of the total). As every other book it is written to a certain group of people, I enjoyed it, but I completely understand why you could not do so or yet why you could really be amused by it. I found the majority of the poems really “goofy” and “gen z-ish/millennial-ish”. If you like this kind of humor (one night stands, sex buddies or things from that matter) you will probably enjoy this piece. If you are looking for deep poetry that allow you to dive into the poet’s psych and bones, this is not for you. Even though I found this book really REFRESHING, I will not recommend it if you are willing to read poetry and get engage with it. Its poetry is what I like to call the “2010’s Poetry” a branch of which is lead by a group of young people (just like me) who are inspired by the great Pop Culture we’ve grown in and many love deceptions we have went through.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Bria

    If you are looking for surface level millennial feminist's cliché ‘poetry’ you’ve heard in some version a million times, you may enjoy this collection. It almost felt as though I was scrolling through an angry girls quote page on IG. A couple in the beginning section made me chuckle, some were just kind of gross (like who talks about vaginal secretions/smells in poetry?), but most were just plain painful to get through. Oh ya, and the title is 100% buy bait, because exactly one poem even mention If you are looking for surface level millennial feminist's cliché ‘poetry’ you’ve heard in some version a million times, you may enjoy this collection. It almost felt as though I was scrolling through an angry girls quote page on IG. A couple in the beginning section made me chuckle, some were just kind of gross (like who talks about vaginal secretions/smells in poetry?), but most were just plain painful to get through. Oh ya, and the title is 100% buy bait, because exactly one poem even mentions plants, but plants are insanely popular and the authors are monopolizing on that. Thanks to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for my honest review.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Joanne

    Fun read of short poems, verses, couplets, and some barely sentences, one to a page about millennial life. Although I’m not one myself, I recognized many of my daughters’ travails in the pages. Skews a bit R-rated, so it would be a bit too cringy for mom to buy for them for a gift (an idea worth its own poem,) but a perfect tome for them to give each other. I can see it on a table at Urban Outfitters as we speak. I think my favorite was this one: hello Shark Tank so it’s a museum but i’m still in b Fun read of short poems, verses, couplets, and some barely sentences, one to a page about millennial life. Although I’m not one myself, I recognized many of my daughters’ travails in the pages. Skews a bit R-rated, so it would be a bit too cringy for mom to buy for them for a gift (an idea worth its own poem,) but a perfect tome for them to give each other. I can see it on a table at Urban Outfitters as we speak. I think my favorite was this one: hello Shark Tank so it’s a museum but i’m still in bed 😂

  18. 5 out of 5

    Megan ♡ Megan’s Book Stacks

    thank you to netgalley and chronicle books for the eARC! Was this written explicitly for me?! Like did these authors go “Hm, I think this poetry book would be perfect for Megan!” because that’s what it feels like!!! I LOVE this collection. It’s blatantly satirical and straight up the most relatable thing I’ve ever read, just in general forget about poetry versus literature. It has everything from Thai food to broadway to anxiety and even “I’m a gemini / sorry.” THAT’S ME!! read my full review on m thank you to netgalley and chronicle books for the eARC! Was this written explicitly for me?! Like did these authors go “Hm, I think this poetry book would be perfect for Megan!” because that’s what it feels like!!! I LOVE this collection. It’s blatantly satirical and straight up the most relatable thing I’ve ever read, just in general forget about poetry versus literature. It has everything from Thai food to broadway to anxiety and even “I’m a gemini / sorry.” THAT’S ME!! read my full review on my blog: https://megansbookstacks.wordpress.co...

  19. 4 out of 5

    Darcie Jenkins

    Victor and Garron had me hooked after just a few pages. What is better honestly than self-deprecating poetry about our culture and the problems surrounding it today? I found this book of poetry particularly gift-able to the 20-something/30-something readers who will relate so deeply. It's sort of like reading 200 tweets (or scrolling on your phone for 20 minutes) but if all of the tweets were funny, well-written, and relatable. I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this rev Victor and Garron had me hooked after just a few pages. What is better honestly than self-deprecating poetry about our culture and the problems surrounding it today? I found this book of poetry particularly gift-able to the 20-something/30-something readers who will relate so deeply. It's sort of like reading 200 tweets (or scrolling on your phone for 20 minutes) but if all of the tweets were funny, well-written, and relatable. I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Erin Emily

    Thank you to #NetGalley and #ChronicleBooks for sending me an eARC of Look, I Bought Plants by Taylor Garron and Eva Victor. While I would call this comedy rather than poetry, it is classified as poetry and is a hillariously relatable parody of Insta poets like Amanda Lovelace and RH Sin. I personally don't like that type of poetry but tbh the format lends itself SO WELL to comedy! This book was a load of fun. Thank you to #NetGalley and #ChronicleBooks for sending me an eARC of Look, I Bought Plants by Taylor Garron and Eva Victor. While I would call this comedy rather than poetry, it is classified as poetry and is a hillariously relatable parody of Insta poets like Amanda Lovelace and RH Sin. I personally don't like that type of poetry but tbh the format lends itself SO WELL to comedy! This book was a load of fun.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Tanya López

    If you are looking for deep, profound poetry go somewhere else. There are plenty of other options for you. This collection is hilarious and light-hearted and extremely millennial. I honestly wished it was longer. Thank you to NetGalley & the publisher for an advance reader’s copy in exchange for an honest review.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Lysette H

    As a fellow millennial, I appreciated this book very much. It is the most relatable book I've read this year, which, in some ways, deeply saddens me, but I read another poem, laugh, and it's all better. I love the simplicity and core belief system of the authors. Note: not appropriate for boomers. Or Gen Z. (I suppose you'll have to read the book to find out why...) As a fellow millennial, I appreciated this book very much. It is the most relatable book I've read this year, which, in some ways, deeply saddens me, but I read another poem, laugh, and it's all better. I love the simplicity and core belief system of the authors. Note: not appropriate for boomers. Or Gen Z. (I suppose you'll have to read the book to find out why...)

  23. 4 out of 5

    Bek (Stories With Bee)

    This little collection of works is more a book of the every day thoughts that seem to pass through my head. It kind of validates your idiosyncrasies and gives the impression that they’re actually normal, or at least experienced by someone else. I enjoyed the writing and the illustration but this is a one time read kind of book for me.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Manon

    Look I Bought Plants is a collection by Eva Victor and Taylor Garron about everyday life, friendship and dating. That being said, I don't really know how to review this collection. As a book and as poetry, this isn't very good. The texts (I don't know if I can call them poems) are short, unoriginal and unremarkable. The collection read more like a Twitter feed. And not one I would follow, but that's subjective I guess. "i never feel more sexually empowerd than when i am wearing an olive green beanie Look I Bought Plants is a collection by Eva Victor and Taylor Garron about everyday life, friendship and dating. That being said, I don't really know how to review this collection. As a book and as poetry, this isn't very good. The texts (I don't know if I can call them poems) are short, unoriginal and unremarkable. The collection read more like a Twitter feed. And not one I would follow, but that's subjective I guess. "i never feel more sexually empowerd than when i am wearing an olive green beanie i will not explain further" Well.. I this book wasn't for me and I will not explain further. * I received an ARC of this novel via Netgalley. All opinions in this review are my own.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Tamara

    Funny, insightful and poignant. Great to read cover to cover or to dip into occasionally. This collection of short poems, presented as a stream of consciousness, is artfully and imaginatively arranged with sections on: living; friendship; dating; and every other damn thing..

  26. 5 out of 5

    Cleo Harper

    *ARC provided by Netgalley for review*

  27. 4 out of 5

    Wendy Salazar

    Musings from a young college student? Possibly. I did laugh and find a few poems on the deeper side - would be a cute coffee table book. But I was expecting a little more substance.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Ginny Hogan

    I LOVED this book. Eva and Taylor are so funny, and this is one of the first poetry books I've really laughed out loud at. Cannot recommend enough! I LOVED this book. Eva and Taylor are so funny, and this is one of the first poetry books I've really laughed out loud at. Cannot recommend enough!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Aubrey G.

    this just really, really made me laugh

  30. 5 out of 5

    Brianna

    Relatable, funny, quick read.

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