In a Daze Work


A Pick-Your-Path Journey Through the Daily Grind
By Siobhán Gallagher

On Sale July 25, 2017

TarcherPerigee Paperback | ISDN-13: 978-0-14-31-30284 | $16.00

Do you recall those "choose your own adventure" books from the ‘80s and ‘90s? IN A DAZE WORK: A Pick-Your-Path Journey Through the Daily Grind by illustrator and designer Siobhán Gallagher is a quirky adult-ish version and an ode to the everyday aspects of our lives. Focusing on the mundane and monotonous tasks we go through every day through illustrated observational humor and sly self-reflection, IN A DAZE WORK is a relatable, playful new spin on daily life:

 Do you creep your ex or practice more self-control and move on?

 You’re held up by someone who doesn’t know how to use the subway turnstile and miss your train. Ugh!

 Do you make that work call you’ve been avoiding? Or push it off another day…
 You get home from a long day and have your usual call with mom, lovely and predictable (She brings up Christmas plans no matter what month it is; she tip-toes around asking whether or not you’re seeing someone.)

Do you join your friends for that instagrammable brunch on the weekend or save your money for laundry?

 You settle in for bed and as always, you think about every possible thing you did wrong recently.

My Review

I can remember when I was younger sitting in the library for hours just reading "choose your own adventure" books. The best part is that every experience was never the same. You had so many options to choose from with the end result being different. We need more of these types of books for adults. Thus the reason, I was intrigued to check out this book.

Author, Siobhan Gallagher provides a fun twist to the daily life of adulting. The situations presented in this book are realistic. Everyone from twenty somethings to older can relate. Have fun reading this book and making choices (not going to say "good choices) as you navigate through this book. Heck, be lazy or hang with friends. The options are endless. In a Daze Work is just what you need in your life. Pick up a copy for your friends as well.

About the Author:

Siobhán Gallagher is a Senior Designer with Abrams Kids & Comic Arts in New York.
Prior to that, she was a junior designer at Penguin Random House and still freelances for us! Her illustrations and work have been featured in outlets such as Bust, Us Weekly, Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter, Huffington Post, and Refinery29. Originally from Moncton, New Brunswick (Canada♥), she graduated with a BDes from NSCAD University in 2012. Learn more at and keep up with her latest designs on Instagram @siogallagher.


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