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#1 Amazon New Release Relationships expectations vs. realityPlanet Prudence comics: A top online illustrator, Prudence ""Planet Prudence"" Geerts, presents her take on the struggles of adulting and finding your own voice. Funny comics: Bad at Adulting, Good at Feminism is the debut collection from Prudence Geerts. Brand new, never before seen strips bundled with all the #1 Amazon New Release ─ Relationships ─ expectations vs. realityPlanet Prudence comics: A top online illustrator, Prudence ""Planet Prudence"" Geerts, presents her take on the struggles of adulting and finding your own voice. Funny comics: Bad at Adulting, Good at Feminism is the debut collection from Prudence Geerts. Brand new, never before seen strips bundled with all the best Planet Prudence comics. This book will make you laugh at the awkward moments we all go through as we learn to be functioning adults in society, in an effort to make the world a better place. Feminism, single life, and relationships: We all think: "Am I the only one who acts like this? Am I the only one who goes through this moment in life?" Bad at Adulting, Good at Feminism shows you that you're not. It laughs with you at the struggles we're going through as we fight for equal pay, respect and realistic role models. Filled with love, laughter and food, Bad at Adulting, Good at Feminism helps us realize that we're all not so different afterall."


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#1 Amazon New Release Relationships expectations vs. realityPlanet Prudence comics: A top online illustrator, Prudence ""Planet Prudence"" Geerts, presents her take on the struggles of adulting and finding your own voice. Funny comics: Bad at Adulting, Good at Feminism is the debut collection from Prudence Geerts. Brand new, never before seen strips bundled with all the #1 Amazon New Release ─ Relationships ─ expectations vs. realityPlanet Prudence comics: A top online illustrator, Prudence ""Planet Prudence"" Geerts, presents her take on the struggles of adulting and finding your own voice. Funny comics: Bad at Adulting, Good at Feminism is the debut collection from Prudence Geerts. Brand new, never before seen strips bundled with all the best Planet Prudence comics. This book will make you laugh at the awkward moments we all go through as we learn to be functioning adults in society, in an effort to make the world a better place. Feminism, single life, and relationships: We all think: "Am I the only one who acts like this? Am I the only one who goes through this moment in life?" Bad at Adulting, Good at Feminism shows you that you're not. It laughs with you at the struggles we're going through as we fight for equal pay, respect and realistic role models. Filled with love, laughter and food, Bad at Adulting, Good at Feminism helps us realize that we're all not so different afterall."

30 review for Bad at Adulting, Good at Feminism: Comics on Relationships, Life and Food

  1. 5 out of 5

    Emily

    Honestly, this book seemed to be very little about "adulting" and very little about feminism (there were A LOT of comics about how the author is not like other girls). Did focus a lot on self worth, which was nice, it just wasn't for me.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Ben Babcock

    I’d like to crack a joke like, “I love this title because it’s basically my life” except that would be a lie, because I’m actually killing it at adulting this year … not that I want to be. Sometimes just have to. Still, Bad at Adulting, Good at Feminism really does have an excellent title. Prudence Geerts has produced a cornucopia of tiny comics that illustrate, reflect upon, and poke fun at her own experiences, the way she sees the world, and the way the world might see her. As the title I’d like to crack a joke like, “I love this title because it’s basically my life” except that would be a lie, because I’m actually killing it at adulting this year … not that I want to be. Sometimes just have to. Still, Bad at Adulting, Good at Feminism really does have an excellent title. Prudence Geerts has produced a cornucopia of tiny comics that illustrate, reflect upon, and poke fun at her own experiences, the way she sees the world, and the way the world might see her. As the title implies, she is, of course, discussing that millennial experience of growing up as the web came of age, of transitioning into adulthood in the age of social media, and, in her case, of being a woman all at the same time. There is a lot in here that I think would resonate with many readers, particularly people in that millennial bracket—but these experiences are by no means unique to that generation. Geerts’ cartoon style is interesting. Her comics usually feature a version of herself, with occasional guest characters (mostly her cat). They present a story in a minimum of words and an economy of visuals. The most predominant comic form is that of a side-by-side of two situations, either two of Geerts, or Geerts and someone else (often a hyper-idealized stereotypical woman), to depict the “expectation” versus the “reality” of a situation. These ones in particular are always clever, and even when they don’t apply to me, I can still sympathize with and understand the point Geerts makes with each one. Small content note/trigger warning for aromisic language: the section titled “Love Letters” begins with the phrase, “We all fall in love at least once in our lives…”, and the section is quite obviously about the ups and downs of romantic love. These kinds of blanket statements are dehumanizing for aromantic people; not everyone falls “in love” in the sense almost always meant by that phrase. One could simply change it to, “Many of us fall in love at least once in our lives…” and suddenly it isn’t a universal that excludes/erases aro people. There may be other problematic aspects to these comics, but most of them are about experiences quite different from my own, so it isn’t really my lane to comment on that. I have some thoughts about the “feminism” portion of the adulting/feminist content … suffice it to say, I just think that I’m in a somewhat different place right now in terms of the type of feminist reading I’m looking for. But I really don’t want to invalidate the work that Geerts has put into these comics, because they do embody feminist ideas and messages, and for some people they might land. Also, this is not the type of book I really enjoy reading. Novels are, of course, my primary jam. When I read comics, I tend to gravitate towards graphic novels. Collections of comics don’t do as well with me. If I had read some of Geerts’ comics individually somewhere, I would definitely be entertained, just as I am with xkcd, or The Oatmeal, etc., even though I’m not a huge fan of collection books in general. My friend Rebecca, who lent me this book, absolutely loved it. And I can see why she did! There are delightful things about it. She also pointed out to me that it wasn’t really meant to be read cover-from-cover, as I did, but rather dipped into and sipped at, and that’s a valid point. And this raises an interesting philosophical issue of literary criticism. When a reader doesn’t consume a book in the way it was intended to be consumed, is that on them? If I attend an arthouse drama and then complain there weren’t enough explosions, aren’t I being a dick for not tempering my expectations to the form? So can I really even properly rate a book if I think I haven’t experienced it in a way that does it justice? Aren’t I being a grumpy curmudgeon? I mean, you can see that I’ve obviously rated this book. But this is all just a long-winded disclaimer to remind you I’m just here to record my thoughts, and this review is probably not the one you want to be reading if you’re trying to decide whether or not to read this book. Unless you are me, in which case … you’ve already read this book, Ben. Get with the program. Anyway, I liked many of these comics individually. I like the idea behind the collection, even if the execution isn’t everything I wanted. I definitely think that a lot of people could pick up this collection and enjoy it—for me, personally, Bad at Adulting, Good at Feminism has its moments but overall didn’t leave me wanting more.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Bruna Miranda

    Divertido, muita identificação com situações da vida adulta real, mas nada muito memorável.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Meaghan Steeves

    Bravo! Bravo!!!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Katie

    I’ve just read a few other books from people who are popular online for their comics and art, and because of that this one fell flat I think. I feel like at least 50% of it was just really boring, or full of generic examples of “other girls - then me”, or in some cases just a random drawing of something with no words, like one where it’s just her at a bar with two friends...standing there drinking? Ok? I don’t know, I was just really bored! And it might just be me, but I thought some of the I’ve just read a few other books from people who are popular online for their comics and art, and because of that this one fell flat I think. I feel like at least 50% of it was just really boring, or full of generic examples of “other girls - then me”, or in some cases just a random drawing of something with no words, like one where it’s just her at a bar with two friends...standing there drinking? Ok? I don’t know, I was just really bored! And it might just be me, but I thought some of the sections were so short as well. It was like “oh a bit about cats now? That’s fun- oh and it’s over.” I feel like I’m being really negative, because the art is cute and it’s great that it includes bits about CFS, chronic pain, body confidence and more, but the majority of it was just mild jokes or relatable stuff that everyone always does, and I’ve seen it done better in the other books I’ve just read. I’m pleased for the artist though, that she can do what she loves now because she obviously is really grateful and passionate about her art and being able to do it. And really my only problem is that this isn’t my cup of tea, I’m sure lots of people would enjoy it and obviously lots of people do.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Machteld Bosmans

    10/10 would recommend it to everyone.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Emily (em_isreading)

    What an utterly relatable series of comics! Everything from periods to chronic fatigue and social anxiety, I was nodding and laughing along. Highly recommend for a laugh and super fast read.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    I really wanted to like this. There is a lot to like: her honesty, relatable feelings/situations, and adorable artwork... but for some reason, I just kept feeling like... I SHOULD like this, but felt as though something was lacking or off, and I cannot explain why... I guess this just wasn't for me.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Chelsea B.

    I really liked this. So many were spot on. My favorite: "You don't have to prove your invisible illness to ignorant people." So true and so worth remembering. I will say I don't think the title really fits, though I do like it. 4.5

  10. 4 out of 5

    E.

    Cute

  11. 5 out of 5

    Amanie

    Cute

  12. 5 out of 5

    Amberfaye

    This book really made me smile while in a dark place. Beautiful.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca Scott

    Such a cute/funny and relatable comic! Feminism, funny moments, and life in general- you will be laughing your way through this! Highly recommend

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jolie Adam

    Loved this gem.

  15. 5 out of 5

    mar

    I recently picked up getting back into reading again and for this to be the first source of material was pretty disappointing (And yes, I see this might be my fault on my part); I didn’t get past the first few pages. I could already see this wasn’t really about feminism or adulting but more about how not like other girls/ pick me the author is, whether or not that was her intention. I believe the best in people, so I hope the author has grown out of this mentality. Unless you’re just looking for I recently picked up getting back into reading again and for this to be the first source of material was pretty disappointing (And yes, I see this might be my fault on my part); I didn’t get past the first few pages. I could already see this wasn’t really about feminism or adulting but more about how not like other girls/ pick me the author is, whether or not that was her intention. I believe the best in people, so I hope the author has grown out of this mentality. Unless you’re just looking for a reallyyy easy read to pass time (such as waiting in line), I wouldn’t recommend at all.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Kristin

    There are so many webcomics dealing with adulting experiences from the perspective of an awkward animal lover -- Sarah's Scribbles, Pigeon Gazette, Our Super Adventure, Adam Ellis etc-- that it takes originality and personality to stand out from the pack. This book is unfortunately a collection of familiar observations with a below average art style. And, for someone who claims to be good at feminism, there are an awful lot of comics negatively comparing herself to "other girls"-- portrayed as There are so many webcomics dealing with adulting experiences from the perspective of an awkward animal lover -- Sarah's Scribbles, Pigeon Gazette, Our Super Adventure, Adam Ellis etc-- that it takes originality and personality to stand out from the pack. This book is unfortunately a collection of familiar observations with a below average art style. And, for someone who claims to be good at feminism, there are an awful lot of comics negatively comparing herself to "other girls"-- portrayed as busty, sexed-up stereotypes.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Grace

    I didn’t find many original concepts, it was all quite generic with minimal connections to the title. It was however light and quick and in some comics relatable, but it’s not one that will stand out to me over the years.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Tiffany Gaia 🌿🌈

    3.5 stars Funny, relatable and a smooth quick read. I feel like this is the highest I can rate it since the book mainly consisted of comics about the author’s personality, career choice and struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  19. 4 out of 5

    Taylor

    The animation in this novel is really great and funny. I also love how relatable it is. However, if you want a storyline this book doesn't have one, but it's a quick read, I think I read it in about 20 minutes.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Whitney

    Alternate title: OK at Adulting, Bad at Feminism.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Davi Kladakis

    Okay, I despise the word adulting. That aside it was a cute book.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Emma

    I'm surprised this doesn't have more reads! So funny and relatable as hell.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Emmah

    This wasn't bad, but it just wasn't for me.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jasleen Kaur

    Partly good, partly okay.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    I appreciate the author and her quirky style, but I did not love this book. Maybe I'm too old and can't relate to the mid-twenties crowd anymore.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Pernille

    I really like it and I will look at it often. Prudence shows that it is okay to be yourself and have bad days It's funny and sweet. I really like it and I will look at it often. Prudence shows that it is okay to be yourself and have bad days ✨ It's funny and sweet.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Alanah

    I immediately followed her Instagram account after reading the first few pages!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Susie

    Really lovely and touching read, while also being hilarious and so relatable.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Rita (housefullofbooks)

    3.5/5

  30. 4 out of 5

    Brittany (브리타니) McMillan

    This is very light and heartfelt. I felt like I got to know the author/artist better. You could feel the genuine gratitude towards the readers and her fans. Love the comics. Good quick read.

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