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The Best Damn Answers to Life’s Hardest Questions

A Flowchart Book

Tess Koman, Katie Vernon (Illustrator)


List Price: 12.95*
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A hilarious and utterly relatable collection of flowcharts, rants, and lists about adulting.

A humorous guide to adulthood in a collection of 54 charmingly illustrated flowcharts and pros-and-cons lists that each address an all-too-real question, from the mundane to the life-changing. Will I survive this hangover? (Probably not.) Should I cancel my plans? (YES! Cancel immediately.) Am I having a quarter-life crisis? (Probably.) Do I even like this person? (Nope, nope, nope.) This inspired book of humor disguised as invaluable advice is a gift to make anyone feel better, proving that every question, thought, and decision, no matter how ridiculous or irresponsible, is completely valid.    

Praise For The Best Damn Answers to Life’s Hardest Questions: A Flowchart Book

“If the little voice in your head sat down and wrote a book, this would be it!” —Kelsea Ballerini, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter

“Are you the kind of girl who can’t go to a party without texting your friend to ask what she’s wearing? This book is for you. Are you the kind of girl who calls your friend to ask if you should indulge in a piece of pizza? Please stop annoying your friend and buy this book.” —Ashley Iaconetti, The Bachelor

“There is LITERALLY no other book out there that has made me feel that having a messy and chaotic life also makes me a Boss Bitch. Read and laugh with wine.” —Stassi Schroeder, Vanderpump Rules

“Ridiculously fun flowcharts.” —Cosmopolitan

“All the Real-Life Adult Answers you need to live a happy, kind of stress-free life.” —Seventeen

“Deserves a prime spot on your coffee table, ASAP.” —House Beautiful

“Tess Koman’s The Best Damn Answers to Life's Hardest Questions is the flowchart of every Type-A’s dream—and will make adults feel instantly better about themselves.” —Marie Claire

Workman Publishing Company, 9781523501458, 112pp.

Publication Date: September 4, 2018

About the Author

Tess Koman is the features editor at and the former web editor at Her work has appeared on,, and This is her first book.

Katie Vernon is an illustrator who has spent most of her life in the midwest but whose heart belongs in the mountains. Her inspiration comes from being a florist, working with alpacas, and living on a bus. She's worked with Anthropologie, IKEA, Papyrus, Hallmark, and Chronicle Books, and she has been featured on HGTV, Design*Sponge, and OhJoy! She lives in Dubuque, Iowa.