装画は、ほぼ日手帳カバー「光を数える」、JUJUのMusic Video 「こたえあわせ」のアニメーションも手掛けている久保田寛子。
SODAN NO MORI (The forest of advice seekers, literal translation) was originally a web collum series, features 61 episodes. In each segment, the author answers to a reader's request for his advice on various worries of everyday life, such as "What is a suitable way to say "thank you" to my family who took great care of me?" He answers "My mother once told me that it's okay to trouble your family as it comes in rotation" Or a female reader asks "Should I give up my stable job to be with my foreign boyfriend, if it is a true love?" His answer is "isn't it a matter of whether to take uncertain love or the current job which could be also uncertain in a long term?". One reader asks "What is your biggest worry of the year, Moe-gara-san?" He quips "I realised that when one worriy is gone, there will always be more than two new ones." The author never "gives" clear advice rather he worries and wonders together with the readers until coming up with possibilities of a solution. A warm-hearted words to find how to handle the winding everyday life.
About the author
MOE-GARA is a novelist and an essayist. His debut novel, "We Couldn't Become Adults"(Shinchosha, 2017) was a bestseller, later adapted as a live action Netflix movie. His sensitive approach to the frustrations of twenty-something people earned him a solid fanbase. His latest work is an original idea for "A Song of Aliens", a drama series, which will be released on Hulu in May 2022.