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Be a Man

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  233 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Jeffrey Brown's own self-parody of his "ultra-sensitive" graphic novel, "Clumsy." A heaping of in-your-face male chauvinism, over-the-top machismo, and self-involved gratification. For all those jerks who complained that Jeffrey Brown was a sissy, finally you can see him "Be a man!"
32 pages
Published 2005 by Top Shelf Productions (first published 2003)
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Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
This artist is definitely not in my zone of interest. The graphic isn`t impressive and it`s the same thing with the story, too. Not bad, but not so funny either. Just ok. ...more
Juli august-schmidt
Jun 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing
What I learned from this book is that sexism and stupid boys are hilarious.
Oct 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't find this book on goodreads right after I read it, but I loved it so much that I snuck in the review after reading Unlikely (which was kindly purchased for me by Sarah after she saw me go berserk for Jeffrey Brown):
one more thing for you to know about this book is that it's only 3.00 and you should buy more than one copy (as I did) so you can hand it out to friends at a moments notice.
Mar 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics-zines, humor
Anyone who knows Jeffrey Brown knows that he is hypersensitive, nostalgic, and gets his heart broken all of the time. This comic is not to be taken literally! Brown's representation of himself in "Be A Man" is tantamount to his actual character in his first work "Clumsy." In these short vignettes, Brown is rude, misogynistic, angry, and self-absorbed. Hilarious if read bearing this in mind.
Leidz Lannister
Feb 07, 2013 rated it liked it
aww I liked clumsy better. this book makes clumsy seem even sadder in comparison because these are the things he could have done, he could have been a jerky asshole. but he wasn't. and he just got hurt in the end. poor guy.
Aug 28, 2008 rated it really liked it this one second. it's an even more self-deprecating comic about how he came off so un-manly in Clumsy, so scenes from the first book are recreated with a new macho spin. funnier, not so sad.
Kagan Taylor
Jun 04, 2008 rated it really liked it
"I got your medicine right here"
also possibly a loose quote.
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Jan 19, 2009 rated it really liked it
Luckily I have nothing rife to say about this. It's just funny and awesome and well done. A nice treat for people who have read the Girlfriend Trilogy.
Sep 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
If you read Jeffrey's 'Clumsy', this a funny revisit to it! Both are great buy!
May 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing
To truly appreciate the humor, you must read Jeffrey Brown's Clumsy first.
Adam Bessie
Mar 21, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Self-conscious hyper-hipster uber realness (is that hipster? head hurts).
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Jeffrey Brown was born in 1975 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and grew up reading comic books with dreams of someday drawing them, only to abandon them and focus on becoming a 'fine artist.' While earning his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Brown abandoned painting and began drawing comics with his first autobiographical book 'Clumsy' in 2001. Since then he's drawn a dozen books fo ...more
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