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1 New York Times Bestseller2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALISTIn her first memoir Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons family photos and documents and a narrative as rife with laughs as it is with tears Chast s memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents When it came to her elderly mother and father Roz held to the practices of denial avoidance and distraction But when Elizabeth Chast climbed a ladder to locate an old souvenir from the crazy closet with predictable results the tools that had served Roz well through her parents seventies eighties and into their early nineties could no longer be deployed While the particulars are Chast-ian in their idiosyncrasies an anxious father who had relied heavily on his wife for stability as he slipped into dementia and a former assistant principal mother whose overbearing personality had sidelined Roz for decades the themes are universal adult children accepting a parental role aging and unstable parents leaving a family home for an institution dealing with uncomfortable physical intimacies managing logistics and hiring... strangers to provide the most personal care An amazing portrait of two lives at their end and an only child coping as best she can Can t We Talk about Something More Pleasant will show the full range of Roz Chast s talent as cartoonist and storyteller more
The 1 New York Times bestseller returns Visit new planets meet new adversaries and explore a very new direction as Hazel becomes a toddler while her family struggles to stay on their feet Collects Saga 19-24
Introducing the first eight volumes of the fan-favorite New York Times Best Seller series collected into one massive paperback collection Collects The Walking Dead 1-48 This is the perfect collection for any fan of the Emmy Award-winning television series on AMC over one thousand pages chronicling the beginning of Robert Kirkman s Eisner Award-winning continuing story of survival horror- from Rick Grimes waking up alone in a hospital to him and his family seeking solace on Hershel s farm and the controversial introduction of Woodbury despot The Governor In a world ruled by the dead we are finally forced to finally start living
Returning with the second eight volumes of the fan-favorite New York Times bestseller series The Walking Dead collected into one massive paperback collection This is the perfect collection for any fan of the Emmy Award-winning television series on AMC over one-thousand pages chronicling the next chapter of Robert Kirkman s Eisner Award-winning continuing story of survival horror - beginning with Rick Grimes struggle to survive after the prison raid to the group s finding short solace in The Community and the devastation that follows In a world ruled by the dead we are finally forced to finally start living Collects The Walking Dead 49-96
Dark Horse Books and Nintendo team up to bring you The Legend of Zelda Hyrule Historia containing an unparalleled collection of historical information on The Legend of Zelda franchise This handsome hardcover contains never-before-seen concept art the full history of Hyrule the official chronology of the games and much more Starting with an insightful introduction by the legendary producer and video-game designer of Donkey Kong Mario and The Legend of Zelda Shigeru Miyamoto this book is crammed full of information about the storied history of Link s adventures from the creators themselves As a bonus The Legend of Zelda Hyrule Historia includes an exclusive comic by the foremost creator of The Legend of Zelda manga Akira Himekawa
If you work in anything that resembles an office chances are you have coworkers who resemble Dilbert s Maybe your boss doesn t have pointy hair but he or she probably more than once has used meaningless business speak to cover a lack of knowledge--and fooled exactly no one A guy in the next cubicle probably shows up each day just for the free coffee and another probably works like a crazy-woman hoping for a little recognition Dilbert creator Scott Adams includes them all Any resemblance to your actual coworkers is intentional and hilarious Get a head start on each day s office craziness with this best-selling Dilbert calendar that features a full-color cartoon on every page
In this groundbreaking bestselling graphic memoir Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father In her hands personal history becomes a work of amazing subtlety and power written with controlled force and enlivened with humor rich literary allusion and heartbreaking detail Distant and exacting Bruce Bechdel was an English teacher and director of the town funeral home which Alison and her family referred to as the Fun Home It was not until college that Alison who had recently come out as a lesbian discovered that her father was also gay A few weeks after this revelation he was dead leaving a legacy of mystery for his daughter to resolve
Here in one volume Marjane Satrapi s best-selling internationally acclaimed memoir-in-comic-strips Persepolis is the story of Satrapi s unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval of her high school years in Vienna facing the trials of adolescence far from her family of her homecoming--both sweet and terrible and finally of her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland It is the chronicle of a girlhood and adolescence at once outrageous and familiar a young life entwined with the history of her country yet filled with the universal trials and joys of growing up Edgy searingly observant and candid often heartbreaking but threaded throughout with raw humor and hard-earned wisdom--Persepolis is a stunning work from one of the most highly regarded singularly talented graphic artists at work today
A New York Times Notable BookA Time Magazine Best Comix of the Year A San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times Best-sellerWise funny and heartbreaking Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi s memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution In powerful black-and-white comic strip images Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen years that saw the overthrow of the Shah s regime the triumph of the Islamic Revolution and the devastating effects of war with Iraq The intelligent and outspoken only child of committed Marxists and the great-granddaughter of one of Iran s last emperors Marjane bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life Marjane s child s-eye view of dethroned emperors state-sanctioned whippings and heroes of the revolution allows us to learn as she does the history of this fascinating country and of her own extraordinary family Intensely personal profoundly political and wholly original Persepolis is at once a story of growing up and a reminder of the human cost of war and political repression It shows how we carry... on with laughter and tears in the face of absurdity And finally it introduces us to an irresistible little girl with whom we cannot help but fall in love more
A story of a Jewish survivor of Hitler s Europe and his son a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father s story and history itself
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