Pearls is the hottest comic in the newspaper business these days." -Raleigh News and Observer
* It's a hit!
* In The Sopratos: A Pearls Before Swine Collection, the sixth collection of the award-winning comic strip Pearls Before Swine, Stephan Pastis knocks them dead with sharp wit and cutting humor, earning the respect of readers from coast to coast.
More About The Sopratos
Made in America, Pearls Before Swine stars Rat, the boss of this outfit-arrogant, self-centered, and quick-tempered. Pig is the conscience. Zebra is a survivor (with Crocodile next-door-neighbors), and Goat is the brains. Duck is Pig's loyal but violent and unstable guard duck. The dark, twisted adventures of this bunch of goodfellas have made Pearls the fastest-growing comic strip of the decade.
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About the Author
Stephan Pastis is an attorney turned cartoonist. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and the UCLA School of Law, he worked as a lawyer before trying his hand at cartooning. Pastis lives in the Bay Area with his wife and two children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A twisted view on life and humor. What can I say? It makes me happy.
I had a gift card with just a little money left, so I thought I would purchase some amusing reading for the bathroom (AKA "the reading room"). I was a little concerned because although I love Stephan Pastis's work, I never watched the TV show "The Sopranos", and if this was a spoof of that, then I might not get it. No worries. Maybe there was a subtext I didn't catch, but one way or the other, these strips are FUNNY! Sometimes a cartoonist's earliest work is the freshest and funniest. In any case, for what you spend here, if you like Pastis's brand of gallows humor, and if you did not buy the larger treasury (I don't remember which one it is...check first) that includes this and another of the smaller books, then this is your quick stop to the comic relief you need at the end of a rough day.