Awards for Good Boys: Tales of Dating, Double Standards, and Doom

Category: Book
By (author): Lorman, Shelby
Subject:  ART / Popular Culture
  HUMOR / General
  HUMOR / Topic / Relationships
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: June 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 7.00in x 5.00in x 0.53in
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From The Publisher*From the creator of the wildly popular Instagram account @AwardsForGoodBoys, a wickedly funny illustrated look at living and dating in a patriarchal culture so mired in misogyny that it celebrates men for displaying the bare minimum of human decency

With trophies and ribbons, cartoonist and comedian Shelby Lorman makes literal our collective tendency to applaud men for (barely) edging above our already subterranean standards for them--for being "good boys."

A good boy puts "feminist" in his Tinder bio but talks over the women in his Gender Studies class without batting an eyelash. He ghosts you, but he feels momentarily guilty about it. He once read a book by a woman author. (It was required, but he thought it was "okay.") And of course, the headlines are filled with good boys bravely issuing statements condemning sexual harassment (for PR purposes).

Through Shelby's signature illustrations, comics, and written vignettes, Awards for Good Boys offers hilarious cultural commentary through which we may begin to unravel our own assumptions about gender roles and how we treat each other, both on and offline.
Review Quote*"While Lorman's illustrations take center stage, the written vignettes add personal background that her fans will appreciate. . . . Lorman's Instagram followers will enjoy her commentary on the more subtle side of misogyny."
-Publishers Weekly

" Hilarious . . . a perfect moment to celebrate the tragicomic-or find humor in life's darkened corners." 
Biographical NoteShelby Lorman is a writer, illustrator, and comedian from Los Angeles, and the creator of the Instagram sensation @AwardsForGoodBoys. Her writing has appeared on The Cut, The Daily Beast, CNN, and Business Insider. Her illustrations have been featured by Comedy Central, Vice, The Independent, and The Huffington Post. She lives in New York.