Do You: The Man Repeller Guide to Holiday Survival

Yule poke your eyes out without this.


Dr. Seuss is not back but you know who is? The rhyming enigma-as-storybook indigenous to Man Repeller as illustrated by one Charlotte Fassler. This guide around, it comes in tandem with the sweet, rhythmic melodies of Amelia ‘dumbass’ Diamond.

Cause of guide? The holidays, duh — which we will call holla-dayz henceforth — and all the parties that come with them. We may be past those of the office variety but figure that sliver of story a foretelling caution for next season and bask in the prolific advice to assuage the circumstances of elsewhere and otherwise.

Elsewhere and otherwise, you might wonder, where’s that? But come on, you know.

That awkward encounter with Aunt Kathy and Druncle George on Christmas Eve, the insincere sympathy you must dole for your vapid, Jewish friend and her late-month birthday (that’s me), and the most distantly imminent but highly lethal New Years parties, chock full of dickheads, which you will absolutely be present for.

Sit back, click through, laugh your ass off and, duh, HAPPY HOLLA-DAYZ!

We’ll see you next week.

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  • The last slide/page warmed the cockles of my heart! So thankful for you guys — and happy holidays (er, Holla-Dayz).

  • Quinn Halman

    Holy guacamole, should I comment in rhyme?
    This was one of the best things I’ve read, you’re all so fine
    I’ve saved some of these images to make me giggle
    And you can tell Charlotte’s illustration are just more than just a simple pencil wiggle.
    I’ll take the dreidel cake over the Yule log any day
    But I’m not sure I can actually buy tequila for my friend turning forty-six minus thirtay
    I hope you all enjoy your week
    And believe me when I speak
    I’ll miss the 5 daily posts
    In which the comments section my opinions, I boast.
    So to end I will say, you’ve helped me unleash
    My inner Man Repeller, who think’s you’re all so quiche

    • Leandra Medine


      • Quinn Halman

        hey remember that time we met

  • viirginiaa

    Definitely my plan for the NYE evening. Let’s hope it doesn’t end in getting kicked out of a party for throwing handfuls of glitter into the air!

  • This. Is. Amazing. Laugh-out-loud funny and oh-so-creative. I’ve been a close follower/reader since March — and I must say, Man Repeller posts have become one of my favorite parts of the day. Cheers to you all!

  • Morgan

    Ha! Happy Holla-Dayz, everyone!

  • great ‘bedtime story’ to read!

  • Pure awesome and brilliant, just left out how not to get blitz at the dinner table when you family starts asking where’s you boyfriend whom they know you two broke up months ago.

  • Chloe H

    Gifting a horse haha nice touch, Amelia!!

    • Leandra Medine

      You know her so well.

  • Oliver Lips

    Fabulous! Loved reading it.

    Wishing you both a Merry Christmas & happy holla-dayz!

  • yv

    Merry Christmas to the team at The Man Repeller!

  • Nives

    This is so great! And my copy of Leandra’s book has just arrived all the way here to Croatia so I know what I’ll be doing between the parties. HAPPY HOLLA – DAYZ, guys!!

  • Xandra Boersma

    Loved this! Seriously, you made me laugh out loud.

  • aitanareimondez

    i love it 😉


  • Celine

    Super cute 🙂 definitely will have to walk around with a pocket full of confetti (yet another marvellous use of pockets!) In other news…did you see??? Leandra made the best dressed list on! Merry Christmas!

  • Eve

    I was going to comment in rhyme, but apparently I don’t possess the ability to bend my imagination into the shapely verbal forms like some of the wordsmiths out there. I’ll just have to get by as I am. Boring.

  • Sam

    those illustrations are unreal! obsessed

  • Leila

    You’ve outdone yourself. This is PERFECT.

  • Cindy Loo Hoo

    Freaking out with the brilliance these drawings and story! Thank you MR for reminding me to laugh.

  • Thank you MR, for lots of fun.

    The lovely way to do holiday.

    Guide is funny

    A must to follow.