Review: Lady Stuff

Lady Stuff: Secrets to Being a Woman

Loryn Brantz

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date: 26-Sept-2017
Date Finished: 18-Jul-2017
Format: eARC
Pages: 128
Genres: Comics, Graphic Novels, Humor
ISBN: 9781449486778
Source: NetGalley
Reading Challenges: Goodreads Reading Challenge


A collection of Loryn Brantz’s vibrant and relatable Jellybean Comics about her everyday experiences as a lady 

Home manicure tips, awkward seduction techniques, scoping out the snack table, and—most important—prioritizing naps: Lady Stuff reveals these womanly secrets and more. In sections like “Grooming and Habitat Maintenance,” “Mating Habits,” and others, these brightly colored, adorable comics find the humor in the awkwardness of simply existing.

Like the work of Sarah Andersen, Gemma Correll, and Allie Brosh, Loryn Brantz’s Jellybean Comics are accessible and funny; lighthearted takes on the author’s everyday experiences and struggles being a woman.”



I stumbled upon this graphic novel while looking through NetGalley (when I know I shouldn’t — I’ve been backlogged on reading). I am glad I found this one, it was a cute, quick, relatable book full over single page comics that illustrate struggles women face. I could relate to probably 90% of the comics. While like “Adulthood Is A Myth” in that I have come upon various comics by this author through social media, most of the ones in this volume are ones that I had not seen before.

I definitely recommend this graphic novel, it is entirely worth the read.

About the Author

“Loryn Brantz is a two-time Emmy Award-winning illustrator and design professional. Her client list includes HarperCollins, PBS, and Facebook. She is also an award-winning children’s book author and earned the 2010 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for Best First Picture Book for Harvey the Child Mime. Loryn is currently on staff at BuzzFeed writing and illustrating about body image, feminism, and much less serious things.”


I received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

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