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Goodbye Salad Days

Kevin Faces Adulthood
By Traer Scott
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Goodbye Salad Days tells the story of Kevin, a regular hamster in a familiar quarter-life crisis. Kevin's got his own hamster-sized home, hamster-sized furniture, and the soul-crushing societal expectation to do adulthood right. <...
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"The salad days of childhood are over as any grad heads out into the real world. Goodbye Salad Days: Kevin Faces Adulthood is for the grad who is facing their own quarter-life crisis without mom and dad there to handle the bills any longer."
–Tech Republic

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Goodbye Salad Days tells the story of Kevin, a regular hamster in a familiar quarter-life crisis. 

Kevin's got his own hamster-sized home, hamster-sized furniture, and the soul-crushing societal expectation to do adulthood right. 

Both adorable and painfully relatable, this book is sure to hit a soft spot in any reader trying to make the best of growing up and facing adulthood. 
  • Features 25 scenarios with short captions
  • Filled with full color photographs of Kevin in handmade dioramas
  • At once perfectly weird and very relatable, making it a great gift
Life for Kevin means enduring the grind of work responsibilities, an aching body, and mounting pressure from his parents to start a family, among other things.

This sweet and funny book is a great gift or self-purchase for anyone hitting their quarter-life crisis and in need of some relatable laughs.
  • This hilarious and cute book is for anyone who has experienced (or is about to experience) these moments of loss and despair, and need a good laugh or a pick-me-up
  • Also a great gift for anyone who loves hamsters—especially funny photos of them
  • Author Traer Scott is a celebrated animal photographer and has had work featured in National Geographic
  • Add it to the shelf with books like Henri, le Chat Noir: The Existential Musings of an Angst-Filled Cat by William Braden, The Secret Life of Squirrels by Nancy Rose, and Awkward Family Pet Photos by Mike Bender and Doug Chernack
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 64
Size: 8 X 6 H
Publication Date: 04/27/2021
ISBN: 9781452181936

Traer Scott is a photographer, animal welfare advocate and author of many books. She lives in Providence, RI, with her husband, daughter, and their various creatures.

"The salad days of childhood are over as any grad heads out into the real world. Goodbye Salad Days: Kevin Faces Adulthood is for the grad who is facing their own quarter-life crisis without mom and dad there to handle the bills any longer."
–Tech Republic