41 Reasons I'm Staying In: A Celebration of Introverts

by Hallie Heald

On Sale: 04/02/2019


About the Book

In a world of seemingly unending social obligations, we could all use a night off.

In 41 Reasons I'm Staying In, illustrator and self-proclaimed introvert Hallie Heald imaginatively portrays engaging and sometimes outlandish excuses to avoid leaving home.

With each page comes a new room and character, pursuing their obsessions, hobbies, interests, and sudden whims with gusto:

plotting world takeover, learning magic, mooning over a crush, evading taxes, and beyond.

This dark and humorous celebration of introverts offers a unique look into their private worlds and reminds us of the deep fulfillment and joy we can find in spending time alone.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062749895
  • ISBN 10: 0062749897
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - US
  • On Sale: 04/02/2019
  • Pages: 96
  • List Price: 29.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Lifestyle, sport & leisure / Humour


HALLIE HEALD is a freelance book illustrator and portrait painter in New York. Heald was born a lone introvert in a family of nine kids, and spent her early days painting and listening to audiobooks. Years later she's doing the same things, only with a different hair color. The idea for the book was inspired by season 1 episode 4 of Seinfeld, entitled: “Male Unbonding,” when Jerry and Elaine invent excuses to avoid an unwanted lunch date: jury duty, choir practice, etc. Heald is the illustrator for the book The Women Who Made New York and has been featured in The New York Times, NY Mag, The Cut, The Voice, Elle, and Brain Pickings. 41 Reasons I'm Staying In is her first book.

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