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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780836220889
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - January 6th, 1987

My absolute favorite comic since I discovered Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat in my aunt’s apartment. The Days Are Just Packed was one of my first bookstore purchases soon after. I remember spreading the comics section of the paper across our sunlit living room floor, lying on my belly, saving Calvin and Hobbes for last; and how sad I was the day I heard Watterson was hanging up his pen and brush. As an adult, I appreciate the sharpness of his cultural and political critiques as much as I appreciated his vast, imaginative landscapes as a child—a perfect comic for any age. ~ Reviewed by Joe Michon-Huneau


Wallflower at the Orgy by Nora Ephron - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780553385052
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Published: Bantam - June 26th, 2007

Ephron uses the same caustic wit that made her screenplay When Harry Met Sally sparkle in this collection of previously published magazine articles. Whether she’s painting a portrait of eccentric Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown, needling controversial author Ayn Rand, or peeling back the curtain on the infamously messy filming of Catch-22, Ephron’s bark easily matches her bite. I learned more about how to write compelling, entertaining journalism from this book than from any class I took. ~ Reviewed by Joe Michon-Huneau


Emotions Explained with Buff Dudes: Owlturd Comix by Andrew Tsyaston - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781449486938
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 16th, 2018

If you're an avid follower of Tsyaston's (aka Shen, Shencomix, or Owlturd), there's nothing here you haven't seen; instead it's a collection of some of the best comic strips he's released so far, and a perfect primer for those unfamiliar with Shen's particular blend of #relateable content - getting beat up on by Life, and overcoming the obstacles Life throws at you (not always in that order). This collection includes one comic from Shen's arc, ""Fly to the Heavens on a Bicycle Made of Stars"; I would have loved for the full saga to be included to cap off the book. Still, it's a great collection to have. ~ Reviewed by Andrew Bugenis


Calypso by David Sedaris - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780316392389
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 29th, 2018

Incredibly funny, and very personal, collection of stories based around Sedaris’ holiday house, the Sea Section. Tender, brutally honest observations of himself and his family, that had me empathizing, commiserating and explosively laughing out loud! ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Little Moments of Love by Catana Chetwynd - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781449492977
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - June 19th, 2018

Catana Comics slowly spread to take social media by storm. Every strip depicts something that feels unique to the artist's relationship, but resonates because every couple has their own language of love. Anyone in a relationship can pick at least half of the strips in this book, show them to their significant other, and exclaim, "It's us!" ~ Reviewed by Andrew Bugenis


Calypso by David Sedaris - Book Review

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780316392389
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 29th, 2018

Aging, mortality and giant turtles are just some of subjects that Sedaris tackles in his newest collection of essays that center on his family and their decades of putting the fun in dysfunction. I laughed, I cried and then laughed some more. Sedaris is a guilty pleasure. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Donner


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