Hindsight is always 20/20, especially when it comes to growing up. When you're young, you feel like you know everything, and you literally have no perspective on anything because you haven't lived long enough. Also, you haven't become jaded and apathetic yet. Ah, youth. What a stupid, wonderful time.
In The Landscape of Growing Up Print ($32, Emily McDowell Illustrations), artist Emily McDowell turns youthful frustrations and missteps into a map with different features that will make you laugh/cry at how accurate they are and how stupid you once were, such as:
-Mom Was Right About That Girl River
-District of Am I Gay?
-Oh My God I'm Racist Ridge
-Can't Please Everybody Ranch
This would be a great 30th birthday present or a fantastic graduation gift for a kid who has yet to realize how they'll make a visit to all of the places detailed on this map. If they're like me, they'll make many, many visits to Can't Please Everybody Ranch.