Reading Bijoux’s message in a bottle revolutionizes Bebina’s life. Bijoux had taken her limited surroundings and turned them into a museum of sensation. Via attentive observation and curiosity, Bijoux had extended her reality. Bebina resolves to do the same by accumulating “curiosities”. These curiosities are not objects but ideas and information that Bebina collects, writes down and then puts into empty ouzo bottles. But, unlike Bijoux, Bebina does not throw her bottles away. Instead, she keeps them to create A Cabinet of Curiosities.
The source of these curiosities comes from the history of women, mythology, nature, the body, motion, vibrations, sleep, magnetism and much more. Zeus would not have approved being that, via Pandora’s curiosity, he intended to punish mankind. But, despite Zeus’ maledictions, curiosity is not a curse and often a cure. Because it provides options.
In addition to the most recent Sarah's Scribbles fan favorites and dozens of all-new comics, this volume contains illustrated personal essays on Sarah's real-life experiences with anxiety, career, relationships and other adulthood challenges that will remind readers of Allie Brosh's Hyperbole and a Half and Jenny Lawson's Let's Pretend This Never Happened. The same uniquely frank, real, yet humorous and uplifting tone that makes Sarah's Scribbles so relatable blooms beautifully in this new longer form.