Gift Guide selection
"This hysterically funny and beautiful little coffee-table book would make a great gift for someone who likes Internet memes, history, or art. Men to Avoid in Art and Life uses works of classic art-from Rembrandt to Vermeer-to illustrate classic and all-too-relatable examples of mansplaining and patronizing." -Goop
"Here, in our author's hands, what's irksome in a woman's everyday life is effectively alleviated with cutting drollery. And what might be dense feminist reasoning is, in the medium of the meme, transformed into relatable and accessible content." -A Magazine
"When men are told that women actually don't want to hear from them on every little thing, they tend to respond with horror, as if this is some new thing. But Tersigni's book offers a funny, but honest truth: we have never wanted to hear from you. We've been getting trolled for ages, and now we have more power to speak against it-and we have the likes of Tersigni to archive this frustration. I want to pass this book out like postcards whenever a man thinks he's the first to 'Well, actually' me."
-Rachel Charlene Lewis, writer and Senior Editor at Bitch Media
"'I'd tell you how great this book is, but I don't know if you'd get it. Like, maybe you'd *understand* it, but on a fundamental level? No. Maybe show this to your girlfriend or your mom. She might be able to help with the pictures. It's just - you look way too handsome to comprehend the layers in here. What? That's a compliment! Where are you going?'...Bitingly funny, heartbreakingly relatable, Nicole's take on the painted weary gives new meaning to 'art criticism.' I never wanted it to end."
- Pamela Ribon, screenwriter and best-selling author of Moana
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"I have finally found my Study Guide for The Art of the Deadpan! Insightful and incisively witty; often painfully spot on. And if you don't get it, you can look at the pretty pictures! Brava, Nicole!"
-Lou Diamond Phillips
"Men to Avoid in Art and Life
is laugh-out-loud funny and painfully accurate. I was equal parts enraged and entertained, which to me is truly the ideal reading experience."
-Sara Benincasa, author of Real Artists Have Day Jobs
"Men to Avoid in Art and Life
is a gem, hilariously providing all-too-familiar context for paintings of yore: Look at Vermeer's reply guys! Rembrandt's chronic mansplaining! It's laugh-out-loud funny, if you find women funny, of course, and will almost certainly upset men in both art and life, which is a beautiful gift in and of itself."
-Shelby Lorman, writer and cartoonist, Awards for Good Boys
"Razor-sharp" -The New York Times
"Women from all across the world will be able to relate to many of these statements - insideous, niggling, unsolicited moments which can be left to simmer inside us for years to come. In an attempt to look on the bright side, Tersigni's book takes the approach that if we don't laugh, we'll cry, and Men to Avoid in Art and Life
seeks to bring women throughout history together through humour" -Dazed
"[Nicole Tersigni's] hilarious juxtapositions of (mostly sombre) men portrayed in classic paintings with captions pontificating to the women around them have resonated around the world."- Daily Dispatch (South Africa)
"The original Twitter thread was one part performance art, one part satire, and one part exasperated disgust at having your own joke or experience explained back by a 'concerned guy' on social media for the umpty-bajillionth time. For those of us who wanted more, that more has arrived...It's brilliant. I laughed until I cried - again." - Glasstire
"Tersigni combines art history with social media to create something almost every woman (and maybe some men!) can get a great kick out of." --Ms. Magazine