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What's So Funny?: A Cartoonist's Memoir

What's So Funny?: A Cartoonist's Memoir

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David Sipress, a dreamer and obsessive drawer living with his Upper West Side family in the age of JFK and Sputnik, goes hazy when it comes to the ceaselessly imparted lessons-on-life from his meticulous father and the angsty expectations of his migraine-prone mother. With wry and brilliantly observed prose, Sipress paints his hapless place in the family, from the time he is tricked by his unreliable older sister into rocketing his pet turtle out his twelfth-floor bedroom window, to the moment he walks away from a Harvard PhD program in Russian history to begin his life as a professional cartoonist. Sipress' cartoons appear in the story with spot-on precision, inducing delightful Aha! moments in answer to the perennial question aimed at cartoonists: Where do you get your ideas?

Author: David Sipress
Publisher: Mariner Books
Published: 03/08/2022
Pages: 336
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 9.10h x 5.90w x 1.20d
ISBN: 9780358659099

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 11/29/2021
Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2021
Library Journal 02/01/2022 pg. 78
Shelf Awareness 03/08/2022

About the Author
DAVID SIPRESS has been staff cartoonist since 1998 for The New Yorker, where he has published nearly 700 cartoons. He lectures widely on cartooning, and his autobiographical writing has appeared frequently on

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