I'm Not Lazy. I'm On Energy Saving Mode
Words and Illustrations by Dancing Snail
Translated by Maria Concepcion Loren Chua
Published: 2019 (original), 2022 (English version)
280 pages | 500 grams | 6 by 7.5 inches
Have you ever been so tired and unmotivated in life? Do you wake up every morning feeling mentally exhausted and you want to lie down all the time? If this sounds like you, you might be experiencing lethargy due to depression and you don’t need to be so hard on yourself.
You’re not alone. Dancing Snail, acclaimed illustrator of South Korea’s bestseller, I Want To Die But I Want To Eat Tteokbokki, has felt the same way. At the height of her career, Dancing Snail battled with depression and lethargy for years. Through compelling essays of personal struggles paired with relatable illustrations, I’m Not Lazy. I’m On Energy Saving Mode is a revolutionary book that breaks the convention of hustle culture and recharges your weary heart when you feel like doing nothing.
“Look at the things you can do, and try to turn your energy to things that you enjoy.”
This book is divided into four parts:
🔹I Don’t Even Know Why I’m Being like This – Accepting imperfections and uncertainty of life
🔹A Troublesome Day of an Adult – Defining the true meaning of being an adult
🔹I Just Want to Stay at Home Today and Tomorrow – Finding joy in taking things slow
🔹It’s Perfectly Normal to Hate Doing Something – Letting go of things you can’t control
This fast-paced world never seems to slow down, but this doesn't mean you shouldn't. I’m Not Lazy. I’m On Energy Saving Mode dares to change the narrative of hustle and grind culture. This book is sure to pick you up in the darkest days of your life and remind you that it’s okay to take a break and you’re not missing out on life.
South Korea’s bestselling essay of 2019 is finally available in English!
🔋 Filled with compelling essays about accepting your imperfections and living at your own pace
🔋Refreshing and fun illustrations that you can relate to
🔋 First-ever book written by the illustrator of South Korea’s Phenomenal Bestseller, I Want To Die But I Want To Eat Tteokbokki
🔋 Translated into Japanese, Taiwanese, Thai and Indonesian
“The scariest thing may not be the world but you who draws the limit in advance”