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I Feel Bad: All Day. Every Day. about Everything.

2.91  ·  Rating details ·  211 ratings  ·  77 reviews
Roz Chast meets Allie Brosh in this hilarious, unfiltered, and beautifully illustrated look at the infinite number of reasons the author experiences guilt, shame, regret and self-reproach in her daily life, and that maybe—just maybe—some of us can relate to as well.

In a series of 100 illustrations with accompanying text, Orli Auslander has captured a mood and emotional am
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published April 4th 2017 by Blue Rider Press
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Dave Schaafsma
Nov 01, 2018 rated it liked it
I feel bad I can't give this five stars, Orli Auslander, though I did smile throughout and laugh a few times. The book features 100 reasons she feels bad such as "I curse too much," but she's a New Yorker so all through the book I don't (offing) believe she feels all that bad! She feels bad for using paper plates and destroying the environment, she feels guilty that she won't wear the lingerie her husband buys her, she feels bad she wears semi-expensive clothes and gives almost nothing t ...more
♥ Sandi ❣
4 stars

Crazy little graphic of a woman who finds reasons to feel bad. You will find yourself somewhere in the 100 itemized reasons for feeling bad. Humorous, honest, and matter of fact. Great pictures.

No situation is barred ~ no words are barred. If you are offended by 4 letter words, this is not the book for you.
Sarah Joint
Apr 03, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a short book comprised of illustrations. They're all what makes the author "feel bad". It includes a bit of everything... frustration with herself, her kids, her husband, her family, and a bunch of random things. Some of them made me laugh. I'm sure it was cathartic for her to sketch them all out, and many are relatable. It's definitely honest and unfiltered! I would have preferred the drawings be larger in the kindle book and the captions easier to read. I ended up having to hold it clo ...more
I loved this book.

It was basically about all the things that made the author feel bad in her day to day life. All of them were numbered and had accompanying illustrations which added to the overall feel of the book. The drawings were of a unique style quite representative of the author.

Some were relatable "I pay someone to clean up my shit" and "Everyone's a suspect"

Some outrageous : "I make him wash the dildos" and all were funny as

There were one or two sad ones but overall the bo
Cat Jones
Dec 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Format: ebook and protected PDF
Tissue warning: No, unless you already are suffering a cold
HEA: I'm sure Ms. Auslander will be doing spectacularly after this publishes :)
Triggers: everything is relatable
My reviewer rating: 5 out of 5
Recommend to others: Yes, absolutely to everyone, and mostly to those with a sense of humor. Those with a stick up their you-know-what's may not appreciate this. Oh, and you must be a grownup. There are adult images, language, and situational mentions.

I feel equal pa
A fun look at what makes us all feel bad. As a counselor I definitely see myself using this with clients in the future.

I wish I could have given it a higher rating but eventually the humor sort of wore off and wasn't quite so funny anymore. Still a decent book that I will pass on to others whom I think will enjoy it.

I received this book for free from the publisher through a Goodreads Giveaway. This is a fair, honest review reflecting only my own opinion.
Rod Brown
Oct 17, 2018 rated it liked it
I was a bit turned off by the unrelenting negativity, but I found some points with which I could identify and others which were humorous, and I certainly recognize the book as one giant cathartic scream. I'm a bit curious to see how this was possibly adapted into a TV sitcom. I'll have to try an episode or two. ...more
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
This review can also be found on my blog:

As a mother, I feel bad and doubt myself every flippin’ day. Not a day goes by that I at least once (and up to 100+ times) ponder how I am messing up. So when this book popped up on my Goodreads suggestions list, I tracked it down.

Orli Auslander is a mum who shares her worries and regrets in 100 sketches of how exactly she feels bad. She opens the book with an introduction of how after she had her first child she b
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was ok
I love the concept of this book but after a few pages in - it became redundant.

2.5 Stars
Feb 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
I won a free copy of this book on Goodreads. I felt like the summary blurb misrepresented the content of the book. I was not personally able to relate to many of the complaints but others might.
Dec 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dc
The moment I started to write this review I was writing something about how much Orli Auslander reminded me of Shalom Auslander (author of "Foreskin's lament") and the I checked on the internet and I realized that Orli is his wife, so as long as I'm concerned they are the funniest Jews I read. This book resonates not only in me because of my catholic education, but because I'm a mother too, mostly like her. So I really had so much fun because I realized I'm not the only one feeling bad for all t ...more
Dec 27, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: books-for-review
At first, this book seemed like it would be a hilarious and unfiltered look on a woman's daily suffering of things to feel guilty about. The author shows us with illustrations and quick sentences about 100 things she feels bad about relating to herself as a mother, friend and wife.

I feel like it could have been something people would enjoy to read (although probably not more than once) if the points had some more detail to them. It was good that it was quick and to the point but there wasn't mu
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
Got this off Netgalley and thought... well, I'm not sure what I was thinking when I requested this, honestly, because this is not what I expected. It's a book of illustrations, pithy and humorous, but not as wide ranging as I had expected it to be. Given that it's full of illustrations, it should have been longer and covered topics not only to do with the writer and her life. It feels too individual to have any impact on the reader. I was disappointed. The sketches are sparse and to the point - ...more
Feb 19, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arc
An ugly rant accompanied by even uglier art.

As unamused and sick of the book as I was when I finished it, I was curious about the author. Not once in this laundry list of things she hates about herself did Auslander mention how she feels about her artwork. So I visited her website.

"My work is a subtly transfigured contemplation of the reclaimed metaphorical embodiment observed in the marriage between felching and the principles of comparative reunification as well the nullification of contrasti
Mar 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017, 3-stars
*3.5 stars

This was a lot of things.
It was a fun read but also a bit painful sometimes.
Sometimes I recognised myself in it, sometimes other people.
If you feel bad about a lot of things in life then you should read this and probably recognise a lot.
I feel bad about a lot of things but it was interesting to see that after reading this book I realised there are different levels and lots of different things to feel bad about. This is ofcourse something I already knew but it in some way became clearer
Mar 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received this ARC from Netgalley for an honest review.

A book about all of the things that the author feels about. Each things she feels bad about is accompanied by a number and an illustration. It's things we all feel bad about at one point or another. Lying to the kids, when they ask if they are good enough for the NBA. Not picking up the one legged hitch hiker and neutering her dog are all examples of the things that she feels bad about. All real life things that we have felt bad about in ou
May 28, 2018 rated it did not like it
Rarely do I read a book and hate the author for who they are as a human being, but I guess there's a first for everything. I genuinely hope the comics about how she interacts with other people are an extreme exaggeration because oh boy do I feel bad for everyone that comes in contact with her. ...more
Nikki Yager
Feb 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: for-review
Some of these hit home. Some of them didn't make sense, but a lot of it was just the truth of why we feel bad on a daily basis, even if it's not logical. ...more
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
The review said it was a cross between Roz Chast and Allie Brosh (both authors I love). This didn't really live up to that for me.

I would say more but I don't want the author to feel worse.
Mar 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved this. So funny, too relatable.
Jun 27, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
I picked up this book because the title describes my default setting: I Feel Bad: All Day. Every Day. About Everything.

But one thing I don’t really feel bad about is not liking this book - sorry Orli. I was definitely thinking because this book seems relatable I would like it but maybe that’s why I didn’t like it - because it’s just too relatable? (Does that make sense?) This book contains 100 things that make Orli Auslander feel bad, which honestly, was a lot of very human things. So nothing re
Krista (MoonDustBookLust)
Let me preface this review by saying the layout of the e-ARC that I received was poorly done and confusing at best. I'm sure (I hope) that when this book is released to the public in April (2017) that these issues will be rectified; however, a shoddy review copy is very off putting.

Let me get to the nitty gritty of the book, the tale itself. I didn't like it. It felt like a someone's poorly done self-hatred diary doodles. While maybe the intent of the book was to show that others are not alone i
In her introduction to this book of drawings, Auslander talks about its origins. She says that as a Jewish (Gemini) woman with Middle Eastern parents, she has been conditioned to feel guilty about everything. While working through this in therapy, Auslander began drawing one of these pictures each time she felt bad over the course of her days. It helped her to rationalize her feelings and gave her relief. Which is great for her! I'm glad that art helps her cope, and it's great for those who rela ...more
Feb 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, read-in-2017
***Received copy of eArc thru Edelweiss***

Perhaps eArc was not the best format to review this in. I usually read most eArcs on my cell phone, but the graphics were so tiny that I had to use my ereader (no big deal, and honestly, graphic novels/mangas/comics are better in physical form anyway). The point is, that I may have missed some of the content because of the weird format.

As somebody that has a lot of anxiety, and is an extreme people pleaser, I could relate to this book. I feel bad for a
Thank you to Netgally, PENGUIN GROUP Blue Rider Press & Plume, Blue Rider Press, and Orli Auslander for this advanced copy for an honest review.

I'm definitely feeling like I can waffle on this edition. I wasn't entirely in love with the art and a good portion of the topics or the graphics that were done with it, but then there were sudden ones that my heart swelled and felt smashed because of the familiarity. I think everyone can recognize the one about baggage, about how we feel family has fai
Lillia (pages-and-petals)
First of all, keeping an "I Feel Bad" notebook is absolutely genius. I wish they sold them in stores so that the first page could be about how I felt bad about being too lazy to make my own.

Now, I can't fully relate to everything in this book, but I sure as hell carry my own fair share of foul moods and passed blames. I totally judged a book by its cover, somewhere alond the lines of "Wow, this person feels bad? I feel bad, too. I can't wait to feel emotionally connected to this author I will ne
Feb 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
This was hilarious and what many women think even if we won't admit it out loud. I enjoyed the down and dirty drawing style - quick but still expressive. Some of the thoughts and ideas do become repetitive, so it's best to not read it in one sitting. There are many "feel bads" that are exact opposites of each other, and it feels like some ideas were presented simply to get up to the nice round number of 100. Hence the down grading of stars to 3.5 out of 5. It also deals A LOT with fami
Shruti Ramanujam
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'm giving this book 4 beautiful stars! If I didn't, I'd feel bad. :P

It's a small book, with several illustrations. I was able to finish it within a train ride, on the way to work. The illustrations are about all the things that make Orli feel bad. Some of them were extremely relatable, such as her being suspicious of everyone.

I would like to recommend this book to all women, particularly mothers, for there are some illustrations that mothers would be able to relate to more than us.

My only probl
Mar 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
Thanks to for providing me with an advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review

This was okay! Each page or example of why the author "feels bad" is very personal and oriented around her life and her experiences, which is fine! I couldn't personally associate the emotions with too many of my own life experiences, but I can empathize. I did enjoy her crude illustrations, though. I felt like they accurately portrayed what she listed as each I Feel Bad #_ header.
Overall, this
Theresa Wade
Jan 24, 2017 rated it liked it
I believe all women married and/or children can relate to this book. The level will be different for each person. The books is sad and I do hope you have some in your life. I can see this book was written as therapy. I would love to see a counter/opposite book that outlined you happy thoughts to see both sides of the coin. There are a few pictures were the text was very small. Looking at the page, they look like they could have been a little bit bigger to make it more readable. I know that when ...more
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Orli Auslander grew up in London and worked as a milliner and radio DJ in New York City before devoting herself full-time to creating art. Her work has been shown in the US, England and Spain, and was recently featured on the Showtime series Happyish. She is married to the author Shalom Auslander and lives with her family in upstate New York.

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