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Winner of the 2020 Goodreads Choice Award for Humor.
In bright pinks, blues, greens, and purples, the inhabitants of Strange Planet are at once charming, strange, and recognizable. The game is human behaviors labeled in plain language and acted out by adorable aliens; on Strange Planet, we are invited to take a step back and celebrate our own previously unexamined practices of surprise parties, visits from the tooth fairy, and cleaning before having company. The labeling of common occurrences like sunburn as "Star Damage" and sweet dreams as "Imagine Pleasant Nonsense" has struck an immediate chord, with thousands of posts and tweets using these phrases in instant recognition.
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