Hallie Bateman comic

Hallie Bateman comic

Hallie Bateman comic

Writer and illustrator Hallie Bateman gives the best advice. On her Instagram feed, she often shares wise words scribbled on torn scraps of paper — things like, “invite everyone” and “there are many kinds of beauty and your kind is one of them!” I always am struck by what she says and feel more grounded after reading. Luckily for us, this week, she published a book of her thoughts called Directions: Really Good Advice for Getting from Here to There.

Also, now I’m curious: What random talents do you have? I can talk easily to little kids and always know what time it is.

Hallie Bateman Directions book

Congratulations, Hallie!

P.S. The best career advice, and the best parenting advice I ever got.

(Drawings excerpted from Directions: Really Good Advice for Getting from Here to There (Workman Publishing). Copyright © 2021.)