Lady Against Humanity: My entry to The Great Tumblr Book Search

A weird thing happened to me on January 8, 2014. A friend mentioned that Cards Against Humanity was founded by a group of men, and lacked lady-centric jokes of the sort I typically write. He suggested I write a tumblr featuring cards I would write, which I did — it took about twenty minutes. Here’s one of the first cards I wrote:

Six hours later, Ladies Against Humanity had more than 60,000 views. Within two weeks, it had a million views, 20,000 followers, and press coverage from outlets like New York Magazine (among many others).

I’ve had a blast writing lighthearted jokes like Harry Potter erotica (who wouldn’t?), but I’ve also found that many of my most popular cards touch on big political truths, like my most popular post ever:

My idea is to write a book that would pair cards with essays — sharp, insightful commentary flavored with acid humor. One chapter might be about gendered workplace politics…

…while another might examine angry girl music and the question that still haunts us:

And that’s my idea, enjoy! Working title:

Lady Against Humanity: Thoughts on things that make me so angry I have no choice but to write jokes about them.

Oscars 2012 — Maybe Angelina’s leg is just shaped like that.

Oscars 2012 — Maybe Angelina’s leg is just shaped like that.

Oscars 2012 — Do we give Nancy O’Dell a pass on this dress because she’s not actually a celebrity?

Oscars 2012 — Do we give Nancy O’Dell a pass on this dress because she’s not actually a celebrity?

Oscars 2012 — Rooney Mara in Givenchy. Alabaster skin, black hair, red lips. Perfection.

Oscars 2012 — Rooney Mara in Givenchy. Alabaster skin, black hair, red lips. Perfection.

Oscars 2012 — Dear Kristen Wiig, You’re hilarious. I love you. Wear a color. smooches, ksl


Oscars 2012 — Do you think someone should tell Natalie Portman that it’s customary to shower when there’s going to be a red carpet situation?

Oscars 2012 — Do you think someone should tell Natalie Portman that it’s customary to shower when there’s going to be a red carpet situation?

Oscars 2012 — In an unorthodox choice, Penelope Cruz decided to purchase her Oscar dress off the rack from her local Jessica McClintock.

Oscars 2012 — In an unorthodox choice, Penelope Cruz decided to purchase her Oscar dress off the rack from her local Jessica McClintock.

Oscars 2012 — I’m no fan of Gwyneth Paltrow’s, but I think this Tom Ford look is absolutely stunning. An early contender for my favorite look of 2012: clean, sexy, and perfectly fitted, and the styling is great, too. Loves.

Oscars 2012 — I’m no fan of Gwyneth Paltrow’s, but I think this Tom Ford look is absolutely stunning. An early contender for my favorite look of 2012: clean, sexy, and perfectly fitted, and the styling is great, too. Loves.

Oscars 2012 — I’ve been loving JLo’s return to sexy since her divorce, and she looks absolutely fantastic tonight in Zuhair Murad. It’s great to see her rocking a look that expresses her signature style, yet it’s not ostentatious or overdone.

Oscars 2012 — I’ve been loving JLo’s return to sexy since her divorce, and she looks absolutely fantastic tonight in Zuhair Murad. It’s great to see her rocking a look that expresses her signature style, yet it’s not ostentatious or overdone.

Oscars 2012 — Let me say first that I love Viola Davis. Love. Adore. I am fully in her corner and hope she wins Best Actress tonight. And it is because I love her that I would never put her in make-up that matches her hair better than her face; nor would I put her in a dress that looks like it may have been rescued from a defunct production of “Little Mermaid On Ice.” So I have to ask, why don’t Viola Davis’s stylists love her as much as I do?

Oscars 2012 — Let me say first that I love Viola Davis. Love. Adore. I am fully in her corner and hope she wins Best Actress tonight. And it is because I love her that I would never put her in make-up that matches her hair better than her face; nor would I put her in a dress that looks like it may have been rescued from a defunct production of “Little Mermaid On Ice.” So I have to ask, why don’t Viola Davis’s stylists love her as much as I do?