Grow Up, America! Half of Amazon’s 20 Best Sellers Are Coloring Books for Adults

Grow Up America

I long ago put forth the theory that America’s obsession with coffee-to-go in what are essentially “sippy cups” is a potent metaphor for the state of America’s psyche. The fact that eight of Amazon’s twenty top-selling books right now are adult coloring books, while the rest are books of knock-knock jokes and cookbooks, well, I think it finally validates my theory (here’s a screenshot, the list changes regularly). And this is where you’ll probably disagree, with some pseudopsychological soapboxing about your inner child or something. Well, stop pouting and stamping your feet, and just go buy the darn things!

But First, You’ll Need Some Crayons

Where the hell were these 88 extra colors when WE were kids?

Crayola Ultimate Crayon Case, 152-Crayons
152 Colors Crayola Crayons

Oh. And you’ll need some coffee
for the kids, so they can keep up.

Does that cup look vaguely familiar?

Rise and Shine Sippy Cup
Rise and Shine Sippy Cup

So let’s commence to colorin’!

Adult Coloring Books: A Coloring Book for Adults Featuring
Mandalas and Henna Inspired Flowers, Animals, and Paisley Patterns
Adult Coloring Books: A Coloring Book for Adults Featuring Mandalas

Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Animal Designs
Stress Relieving Animal Designs

Enchanted Forest: An Inky Quest & Coloring Book
Enchanted Forest

Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure and Coloring Book
Lost Ocean

Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Patterns
Adult Coloring Book Stress Relieving Patterns

Creative Haven Owls Coloring Book
Creative Haven Owls Coloring Book

Adult Coloring Book: Butterflies and
Flowers – Stress Relieving Patterns
Adult Coloring Book: Butterflies and Flowers

Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book
Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt

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