Goblin Mode: How to Get Cozy, Embrace Imperfection, and Thrive in the Muck (Hardcover)
Embrace your inner goblin! Learn to decorate, dress, craft, forage, and live according to the goblin principles of community, diversity, and joyful mess.
Do you ever feel strange, gross, chaotic, underappreciated, or like you don’t quite fit in? Great news: you might be a goblin! That means your imperfections and idiosyncrasies are the most awesome things about you, and you can build a more harmonious life by accepting and honoring them—taking inspiration from the frogs, fungi, moss, rocks, and dirt that goblins love.
Goblin Mode includes life advice for celebrating physical and mental diversity, rejecting prejudice, and generally hanging on to a little joy. Can a mushroom give you fashion tips? Can a snail teach you to be a happier person? You bet they can—and in this book you’ll also learn to:
- Create a moss garden for your lair
- Grow and use medicinal plants
- Forage for berries (even in the city)
- Mend your cozy sweaters
- Display your cool rock collection
- And more!
Featuring 25 whimsical illustrations by Marian Churchland, Goblin Mode will help you rethink your relationship with your self, your home, your community, and the earth.
About the Author
McKayla Coyle (they/them) is a lesbian writer from Anchorage, Alaska. They’re the engagement editor for Literary Hub, and they hold an MFA in fiction from The New School. In their free time they read fantasy novels and make a lot of jam.
“A worthy guide to goblin lifestyle...it also celebrates a distinctive style—and helps people find others who like the same stuff.”—The Boston Globe
“For readers who think Marie Kondo is too spare and hygge is too cute, Goblin Mode could be the lifestyle they're looking for.”—Booklist