„What Are We Even Doing With Our Lives“ ist ein wunderbares Stück Satire getarnt als Kinderbuch. Zwischen Wimmelbuch und HBOs Silicon Valley verortet, halten die Autoren Chelsea Marshall und Mary Dauterman der Generation Millenial, insbesondere der digitalen Boheme, den Spiegel vor. Die Autoren nennen ihr Werk „das ehrlichste Kinderbuch aller Zeiten“ – wohl zurecht:
Welcome to „Digi Valley,“ the epitome of twenty-first-century urban life! The animal-people who call it home do cool things: life coach, cat landlord, baby DJ teacher, app developer, iPhone photographer, new media consultant, beauty blogger, and, of course, freelancer. On the street, in the coffee shop, at the farmer’s market, or the local vegan café, you’ll meet new friends like Frances and Sadie, Freelance Frank, Realtor Rick, and Bethany the Beauty Blogger as they bike, drive, bus, hoverboard, and Uber their way around town—or just sit and enjoy a latte while doing important things on their devices.
Everybody in Digi Valley is very, very busy—texting, tweeting, video chatting, sending selfies, swiping for dates, and binging on their favorite shows. Whether you’re looking for a job at the latest media startup or want to publish your own web series, this urban mecca has something for everyone. And with the emotionally sensitive, tech-friendly Digi Valley Elementary School, it’s a great place to raise kids too!