Books, Entertainment, Green Day, Women

All-male band Green Day writes ‘handbook’ for rebellious women and nope we did not ask for this

Billie Joe Armstrong of the band Green Day.

Image: Mauricio Santana/Getty Images

Green Day, a band consisting of three men, has written a “handbook” for “every woman who refuses to capitulate.” 

The book was illustrated by artist Frank Caruso, also a man. So yep, that makes four men and zero women authoring… a handbook aimed at women. You read that right. 

The book, published by HarperCollins, is titled Last of the American Girls and will hit bookstores in October 2019. 

Per the HarperCollins website, the book is “a rallying cry for all rebel girls” and an illustrated rendition of the band’s song “Last of the American Girls.” 

“Celebrating true rebel girls—girls who push back, girls who use their voice, girls who say no—Last of the American Girls takes on both the establishment and the upwardly mobile, espousing an infectious spirit that has never been more relevant,” the description continues

This nice-idea-in-principle book garnered something of a mixed bag of reactions on social media.

Not everyone is totally against the book, however. 

Lads, ask yourself this question: am I the right person to produce this handbook for women? Another question you might pose yourself: would it be better coming from, say, a woman? 

Mashable has reached out to Green Day’s publicist and HarperCollins for comment. 

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