Theories of Everything: Selected, Collected, and Health-Inspected Cartoons, 1978-2006

Theories of Everything: Selected, Collected, and Health-Inspected Cartoons, 1978-2006


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A rich collection of three decades of Roz Chast's most beloved cartoons.

"Where would we be without Roz Chast? Chast's magnificent career-spanning collection highlights her position as master of the deep interior, of the obsessions, the baseless fears and the weird proverbs to which we cling in our desperation not to leave the house."- Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times

This wonderfully comprehensive collection spanning nearly three decades and arranged chronologically-and drawn from the pages of magazines including Scientific American and Redbook as well as The New Yorker-brings together, for the first time, the very best of Roz Chast, whom O Magazine called "the wryest pen since Dorothy Parker's."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596915404
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 10/28/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 596,210
Product dimensions: 8.96(w) x 10.50(h) x 1.01(d)

About the Author

Roz Chast grew up in Brooklyn. Her cartoons began appearing in the New Yorker in 1978, where she has since published more than one thousand. She wrote and illustrated the #1 NYT bestseller (100+ weeks) Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?, a National Book Critics Circle Award and Kirkus Prize winner and finalist for the National Book Award; What I Hate: From A to Z; and Going into Town, her love letter to New York; as well as her cartoon collections The Party, After You Left and Theories of Everything.

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Theories of Everything: Selected, Collected, and Health-Inspected Cartoons, 1978-2006 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will only say that this book suffered considerable water damage as I was reading it. I had never realized that tear ducts can do almost as much damage as a fire hose. My wife kept looking over at me in bewilderment. She gave up on me after I fell out of my chair the fourth time and lay quietly in a pool of water. Quite embarrassing. You might want to read it in snorkeling gear. Though on second thought that might not work too well.
Burncoatgirl More than 1 year ago
Roz Chast captured my attention many years ago and I watch The New Yorker for her cartoons. Some of the pages here are dated but not in a negative way; they take me back to the part of my life that deserves reflection and frequently a belly laugh! I don't know when she met my family but the humor about hair and hairdressers confirms it. Ditto for reliving the childhoods of my two daughters. She is honest and funny as shown in her newest book "Let's Talk About Something Pleasant" which I have given to several friends including my lawyer.