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

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$16.00  $14.88
Penguin Books
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4.9 X 6.9 X 0.6 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

Shelby 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.


"Shelby and her art are extremely my shit. You need this book."
--Samantha Irby, New York Times bestselling author of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life

"[Shelby Lorman] wants us to think--and laugh--about the norms of dating and masculinity. Awards for Good Boys . . . is a rueful sigh, less instruction manual than recalibration of standards for male behavior."
--Time Magazine

"The rare Instagram-turned-book that actually works. . . . An enjoyable read that is quick, yet poignant and nuanced, much like Lorman's comics. . . . Lorman isn't afraid to say the hard thing. . . . Awards for Good Boys expertly walks the line between superficial and damning. . . . Lorman's analyses of human behavior are smart and well-crafted . . . and that self-awareness is something to celebrate."

"On-point comics, which skewer bad dating behavior."

"Hilarious . . . a perfect moment to celebrate the tragicomic--or find humor in life's darkened corners."

"[One of] this month's best new books . . . like nothing you've ever read before."

"A witty pocket-size feminist treatise."
--Shelf Awareness

"Funny . . . emotionally intelligent and compassionate. . . . The gift of Awards for Good Boys lies in the way it lightly bops you on the head with the clarity you need to see through the madness disguising itself as acceptable."

"A master class in pithy sick burns. . . . A good read for feminists who need to laugh so they don't cry."

"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