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I Always Think It's Forever

A Love Story Set in Paris as Told by an Unreliable but Earnest Narrator (A Memoir)

About The Book

A sweeping, unique graphic memoir about an artist’s year abroad in Paris and how it gave way to an all-encompassing love affair and crushing heartbreak as he wrestled with trauma, masculinity, and the real possibility of hope.

Renowned graphic artist Timothy Goodman planned to do what every young artist dreams of and spend a year abroad in Paris. While there, he fell in love in a way he never had before. For the first time in his life, he let himself be loved and finally, truly loved someone else. But the deeper the love, the more crushing the heartbreak when the relationship eventually fell apart, forcing him to look inwards. He confronted traumas of his past as well as his own toxic masculinity, and he learned to finally show up for himself.

I Always Think It’s Forever is a one-of-a-kind graphic memoir that chronicles it all—the ups, the downs, love lost, and love found—all in the bold illustration style Goodman is best known for, with poetic prose and handwritten wording to accompany the artwork with a touch of humor added as well. It’s a glimpse inside the heart and mind of a man, first focusing on the time Goodman spent in Paris, including diary entries relating his experiences learning about French food, culture, and language. This touching memoir also explores the painful break-up just six months later in Rome. Goodman artfully describes his attempts at learning to love himself in the end, his scars, cuts, warts, and all in a way no book ever has before.

About The Author

Timothy Goodman

Timothy Goodman is an award-winning artist, graphic designer, author, and public speaker. His art and words have populated walls, buildings, packaging, shoes, clothing, books, magazine covers, and galleries all over the world for brands such as Apple, Nike, Google, MoMA, Netflix, Tiffany & Co., Samsung, Yves Saint Laurent, Sundance, Uniqlo, Target, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. He regularly partners with not-for-profit organizations and schools to create art for communities in New York. He’s the author of Sharpie Art Workshop and the cocreator of several projects including the viral blog and book 40 Days of Dating. His first solo gallery exhibition, I’m Too Young to Not Set My Life on Fire, was on view in Manhattan in 2021. Timothy’s work often discusses mental health, therapy, manhood, race, politics, heartbreak, and love. He teaches at School of Visual Arts, regularly speaks around the world at creative conferences, and enjoys sharing his life on Instagram. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

  • Publisher: S&S/Simon Element (January 31, 2023)
  • Length: 192 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781668003701

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Raves and Reviews

“Following Timothy Goodman on Instagram is, no joke, why I started to believe boys had feelings, too. And his book is the most beautiful extension of his golden searching heart and his meticulous craft. If you’re a hopeless romantic, a wild over-sharer, or just searching for truth in this wild world, this is the book for you.” —Lena Dunham

"Reliable narrator or not, Timothy Goodman's delightfully experimental memoir is required reading for anyone who is looking for a guidebook on how to experience love and loss. I really loved it." —Emma Roberts

“Timothy Goodman has created a one-of-a-kind, choose-your-own-adventure memoir exploring the beauty and pain of love through his distinctive poetic phrasing and bold illustrations. Entertaining, intimate, playful, and thoughtful, it’s impossible to read this and not fall in love with Goodman.” —Jennette McCurdy, author of the New York Times bestselling I'm Glad My Mom Died

“Timothy Goodman is an artist in the truest sense of the word: raw, vulnerable, honest, and someone who isn’t afraid to bleed on the page. In I Always Thinks It’s Forever, Timothy bares his soul through poetry, pictures, and prose. We are all so lucky to see a new, singular artist on the rise.” Hasan Minhaj

“Once in a generation, if we’re lucky, a voice comes along like Timothy Goodman’s: bold, singular, and game-changing. Timothy continually redefines for us what it means to be masculine, what it means to be an artist, and what it means to experience love. Though he’s known for quick, powerful lines that will break and heal your heart in one turn of phrase, we get to luxuriate in his words and his world for a whole book with I Always Think It's Forever. For anyone who has ever been in love with a person, idea, city, or dream, this book will nourish that part of your soul you might too often neglect.” —Mari Andrew, New York Times bestselling author

“Timothy Goodman has opened his heart to the reader in this magnificent book, and in doing so, shows us what it means—and how it feels—to fully live, love, and emote.” —Debbie Millman, artist, author, and host of the podcast Design Matters

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