This book is for every woman in art and every person, living or dead, who has had to endure being talked down to by a less qualified man. The Mansplainer, the Concern Troll, the Comedian, the Sexpert and the Patronizer—these men have existed for centuries, as seen in fine art everywhere. With signature wit and wisdom, Nicole Tersigni illustrates this frustrating and universal experience in a hilariously relatable, cringe-inducing fashion. Inspired by her viral Twitter movement, Men to Avoid in Art and Life unites women throughout history in one of the strongest forms of resistance: laughter. 


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Insightful and incisively witty; often painfully spot on. 


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

Look at Vermeer's reply guys! Rembrandt's chronic mansplaining! It's laugh-out-loud funny, if you find women funny, of course...

—SHELBY LORMAN, writer and cartoonist, Awards for Good Boys

Tersigni's book offers a funny, but honest truth: we have never wanted to hear from you.

—RACHEL CHARLENE LEWIS, writer and Senior Editor at Bitch Media


The Mansplainer

The Concern Troll

...and more!

About the Author

Nicole Tersigni is a comedic writer experienced in improv comedy and women's advocacy. She lives in Metro Detroit with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.

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