Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People

Finally, a book that s not for everyone From award winning New Yorker cartoonist Matthew Diffee editor of The Rejection Collection and the de facto leader of a young generation of cartoonists The Wall Street Journal a hilarious mix of cartoons, visual riffs, and illustrated one liners that will appeal to anyone who is beautiful and intelligent.For almost fifteen years,Finally, a book that s not for everyone From award winning New Yorker cartoonist Matthew Diffee editor of The Rejection Collection and the de facto leader of a young generation of cartoonists The Wall Street Journal a hilarious mix of cartoons, visual riffs, and illustrated one liners that will appeal to anyone who is beautiful and intelligent.For almost fifteen years, Matthew Diffee s uniquely funny single panel cartoons have gussied up the pages of The New Yorker, winning him countless fans, big shot friends, and a pile of hilarious material he s never used Yet shockingly, a small sector of the population is not enad with his work Diffee has met some of these people and reports that they are, without exception, dumb and ugly, whereas the people who enjoy his work are just the opposite In fact, the smarter and attractive people are, the they tend to appreciate Diffee s humor This book is for them.This collection contains Diffee s funniest drawings and writings from the past decade as well as all new cartoons and sketches organized into categories that will appeal to smart attractive people in all walks of life, based on profession and circumstance smart attractive Medical Professionals, sharp and good looking Old People beautiful geniuses in Prison brainy handsome Lumberjacks and Are you an alluring well read utensil user Well, there s a chapter just for you If you re a fan of Demetri Martin and Jack Handey, or if you happen to be George Clooney or Natalie Portman, Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People will leave you laughing your smart attractive ass off.
Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People Finally a book that s not for everyone From award winning New Yorker cartoonist Matthew Diffee editor of The Rejection Collection and the de facto leader of a young generation of cartoonists The Wall

  • Title: Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People
  • Author: Matthew Diffee
  • ISBN: 9781476748740
  • Page: 201
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People”

    1. Sadly, the best part of this book is its inspired title: Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People. The rest is either clever, but not funny, or offensive depending on the page. It's a shame really- the artwork itself is great and it's clear that Diffee is a talented cartoonist. I just didn't connect with much of the work.Out of all of it, my favorite cartoon was on page 188- Moses: The Teen Years where a young adult version of Moses is depicted staring into a mirror, carefully parting his lo [...]

    2. Matthew Diffee is, among other things, a cartoonist for The New Yorker, which sort of means in the world of cartoonists, that he made it. But just to underline this fact, he published The Rejection Collection I and II, cartoons "too dumb, too dark, or too naughty for The New Yorker. That sounds about right. I laughed aloud a few times reading this, so it gets my highest praise. He is really funny. Isn't the title enough to convince you of that? I mean, he draws for The New Yorker, so he has to b [...]

    3. I had the misfortune of reading this collection of comics, Hand-Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People. I also had the misfortune of reading it in a public place, so I had to try and control my groans and angry gesticulations. People probably called the local Panera to complain that the girl with the polka dot iPad case and Fuji Apple Chicken Salad was distracting at best, frightening at worst.So, this is a collection of comics from a guy who does them for The New Yorker. I usually find The New [...]

    4. This ARC kindly provided by NetGalley on behalf of the publisherme quite funny parts, some not so funny parts. Overall, I’d say it’s average, nothing spectacular, and I wouldn’t go buy it.A few words of wisdom from the book:“it’s better to look your age than smell your age”“Marriage takes work, otherwise you’re home together all day.”And a couple of lines I really liked:“people ask you if you’re a cat person or a dog person as if penguins didn’t even exist”“I’m goin [...]

    5. I don't get it. Does that not make me attractive?A collection of comics from a guy who does drawings for The New Yorker, I would think it would be funny. But one after another, I just started to skip pages because I wasn't getting it and they were ridiculous, racist and absolutely infuriating. So that about sums up my experience. DNF.

    6. I haven't laughed so loud or so much in ages. Only real problem: too short! Like much good humor, Diffee's work skates on the edge of stereotypes and "isms" and makes them hilarious. Not for everyone, as not everyone finds such things funny. I can laugh at the silliness and not adopt some kind of agreement that the stereotype is in someway truly representative of anything but the stereotype itself. But hey, maybe it's possible to not share the humor of something and still choose to not condemn i [...]

    7. Three stars primarily because there were some classic Diffee comics in here that I had previously encountered in The New Yorker and forgot how much I enjoyed. Giggles a'plenty. The actual book though, is not so great. The intros to each chapter were not my kind of funny - many were just plain bad. Diffee's comics are my favorite of those frequenting The New Yorker; however, this book is just not really worth the price of entry. Very passable.

    8. Every time I hear Bob Dylan singing, I wonder, "Who in the world told him he could sing? And who in their right mind actually PAYS him to sing?" I get it, he's a good musician, a genius if you like that kind of hyperbole. But singing? Not so much.So now you're thinking, "Uh, what does Bob Dylan have to do with this book?" Let me tell you. The author/artist is a reasonably competent artist. He could probably get a job drawing caricatures at the state fair. But funny? No. Amusing? Not really. Arro [...]

    9. I received an eArc from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewSo, this was quite different to anything I've read this year so far. There's handwriting all the way through - instead of being printed in the usual way. The book itself is split into different categories; there's jokes for lumberjacks, couples, old people, pet owners, people in the medical profession etc. Some of them I could relate to and others I could not The funny thing is that I didn't get the 'picture- [...]

    10. Disclaimer: e-ARC provided by Scribner through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Quotes may not appear in the final edition.I may not be attractive, but I consider myself a smart girl.Well, maybe I am not, because I couldn’t find this book to be funny in any way.The idea is interesting, the themes could have been quite hilarious, and most images were good, but the jokes just didn’t make it for me.People ask you if you’re a cat person or a dog person as if penguins didn’t even e [...]

    11. Entertaining drawings with a little text.Sample of text: "I enjoy eating and one of my favorite things to eat is food but I don't call myself a 'foodie.' It just seems silly to use that term when your favorite foods come on sticks or in buckets. Actually, it seems silly always. Do we really need a word for people who like food? Who doesn't? And what do we call them? Starvies? And I don't think it's food exactly that foodies like anyway. I think it's food fads. So really we should call them 'food [...]

    12. ARC for review. I suppose I must cop to being only moderately smart and attractive - some of these cartoons from New Yorker artist Matthew Diffee were cute, but others were just OKough I am the first to admit there is a cadre of people out there who adore nearly all the cartoons in the magazine, and I'm not part of that group. Also, my review copy contained a lot of empty spaces where I'm assuming there might be text to come, but considering the focus is on the cartoons, I doubt the additions wo [...]

    13. This is kind of a mixed bag for me. I like some of the comics Matthew Diffee draws for the New Yorker and his style is absolutely impeccable. But I really dislike how unbelievably smug he is, and his attitude throughout just left a bad taste in my mouth. Just give me the comics, leave the commentary. He is very clever, but he is definitely not funny. There is also quite a bit of that gross passive racism, sexism, etc. passed off as intellectual commentary. Hard pass on that.

    14. Thanks to the author and publisher for providing an advanced copy to read and review.First, I am glad I liked this book, because the book stated that if I didn't I was dumb and ugly. This is a book of really funny adult cartoons. These are not your Sunday morning comics, so don't buy this for children. Mr. Pettit is a very talented and funny cartoonist, and you will read straight through in one sitting. If you need a good laugh, then get this book!

    15. Okay, I will be honest, I just read the comics and didn't bother with his intro to each chapter. So of what I read, it was pretty amusing. Like with any comic or humor book, some things are better than others - so your mileage may vary.

    16. Very funny for what it is: a collection of New Yorker style joke cartoons with some one-liners thrown in. I was the laugh track for my office for 2 lunches.

    17. The title got my attention as I was scrolling through NetGalley one day. However, I should have known better than to think this would be of a high quality. There were, of course, a few (very few.) jokes that made me laugh, but I wasn’t a fan overall. I was also bothered by a number of jokes that didn’t seem to be the most politically correct, including an entire chapter on Indians and Eskimos. This book was racist, sexist, and the jokes about religion seemed very off base. The author seemed [...]

    18. Some of the jokes are slightly amusing. Most of them just felt like talking to a condescending jerk. Self-deprecation only goes so far in relieving the snobbish tone. In all, this is a good reminder about why I don't waste money on publications like New Yorker.

    19. I enjoyed this collection of New Yorker cartoons. Definitely some strong laughs, though some of the jokes fell flat. A good break from my usual reading.

    20. It's not so much the stereotypes (though, there are many), but the way too easy jokes that bothered me. Also: the feeling that I was watching a d-list comedian who was trying very hard.

    21. HAND DRAWN JOKES FOR SMART ATTRACTIVE PEOPLEAuthor: Matthew DiffeeGenre: Humor, Comics Length: 256 pagesRelease Date: May 12, 2015Publisher: Scribner Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐ * I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Description from NetGalley:Finally, a book that’s not for everyone! From award-winning New Yorker cartoonist Matthew Diffee—editor of The Rejection Collection and the “de facto leader of a young generation of cartoonist [...]

    22. What is this book?It's a book of newspaper-style cartoons. Most of the jokes are one-liners that only need one comic square (as opposed to a comic strip). Like a joke-book, the jokes are categorised into chapters, each with a different theme. For example Chapter 1 is for Medical jokes, Chapter 4 is Pet-related jokes etc.About the Art:The artist Matthew Diffee is without a doubt an exceptionally talented artist. All the cartoons are black and white, drawn in pencil, and done in a realistic style. [...]

    23. When I was a kid, I'd page through the New Yorker to read the cartoons. It was nice not to have all the words in the way this time.

    24. Hand Drawn Jokes for the Self Indulgent: I received an Advanced Reader's Copy of Matthew Diffee's (cartoonist for The New Yorker) collection of comics "Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People" in exchange for an honest review. It's not that I don't "get" Diffee's humor I do. But perhaps I'm just not smart enough or attractive enough to really think that his stand-alone panels warranted enough attention for a full, published collection. I think I chuckled a few times while reading, sure, but [...]

    25. I must not be a smart, attractive person because I did not appreciate or like Matthew Diffee’s book Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People. This book is a collection of cartoons and one-liner’s from Diffee, who does comics for The New Yorker. Let me start by saying I appreciated all the hand drawn cartoons. I really liked that aspect. However, only a few made me smile; I had no reaction to most of them and a few were offensive. I understand that jokes sometimes poke fun at certain peop [...]

    26. Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People by Matthew Diffee is a graphic novel where Matthew talks lightly on a variety of different topics, which included pets, marriage, and lumberjacks. As each topic is brought up he talks about it briefly then you seem quite a few pages of cartoons that go along with the theme.What I liked about the book the most was the composition. Each section started off with a little story as an introduction then is followed up by Matthews comics. At times I felt tha [...]

    27. Matthew Diffee is a cartoonist for the New Yorker so naturally every time I picked up this book I thought of the line in Family Guy when Brian goes to work for the New Yorker and asks where the bathroom is. He's told that they don't have one because, "no one at the New Yorker has an anus." That must be why Diffee thinks his sh** don't stink: he doesn't poop. Ever.But I digress. The art is good. And quite a few of the jokes are really, really funny. But he relies too heavily on stereotypes. I thi [...]

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