I Feel Bad ; All Day, Every Day, About Everything

I Feel Bad ; All Day, Every Day, About Everything

Book - 2017
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In a series of 100 illustrations with accompanying text, Orli Auslander has captured a mood and emotional ambivalence that will be all too familiar for readers- trying to be the best wife, mother, and friend she can be, while simultaneously feeling shitty about virtually everything she does. Confronting her daily experience with dark humor and brilliant and brutal honesty, she shows us how being an overindulgent mother makes her feel as terrible as the times when she can't stand the sight of her kids; how saying yes to the wrong experiences and no to the right requests is equally bad; how her Jewish heritage complicates her relationships with her overly religious family and irreligious children; and how having a vagina is the ultimate inescapable struggle.

The project began as an enormously popular exhibit in a New York gallery, where viewers reacted viscerally and passionately to Auslander's striking depictions of everyday life. This more expansive collection will dig deeper into the hugely talented and sharply observant mind of Auslander. With a distinctive, textured ink drawing style that brings to mind a female Robert Crumb and a neurotic Edward Gorey, I Feel Bad is a book that readers will buy for themselves and for a best friend, and where every reader will find the precise moment that Auslander voiced their deepest anxiety in her poignant and hilarious illustrations.
Publisher: New York : Blue Rider Press, 2017.
ISBN: 9780735215115
Branch Call Number: 741.56973 Aus
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 20 cm


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