50 Sad Chairs
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This is an awesome work by Acrobat / Photographer Bill Keaggy, who witnesses tired and tossed chairs in downtown St. Louis. Each image is a mixed bag of forlorn and funny, a veritable commentary on our culture of consumption (at least as it relates to chairs). Have a look. And you ll soon notice: sad chairs are everywhere.
Paperback, 104 pages
Published March 3rd 2008 by Blue Q Books
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karen
oh what a sad book! i feel so badly for these chairs, but the captions make me want to laugh. it is so conflicting! connor never told me how many homeless chairs there are in missouri! i would love to see more volumes of these, for all the states. my home state would have the tiniest chairs, like dollhouses.
Charlie George
Apr 20, 2009 Charlie George rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People who like to personify objects
Recommended to Charlie by: karen
Shelves: humor
The cover photos are outstanding. It's so serious, the loathsome state of these chairs. It makes me want to don a Hazmat suit and sit in them for a while, just to ease their psychic pain.
Michael
We can finally bid “Goodnight” to Goodnight Moon and advise those damn Ducklings to waddle on out of here. 50 SAD CHAIRS is the children’s book hit of the year! Jam packed with such perennial kid-faves as “#08 Prolapse” and “#23 Soixante Neuf,” there’s little need for a slinky, Wii, nor Froebel Block set to occupy the little one’s time.

My wife and I gifted this to some close friends of ours who once dwelled within the well-represented Tower Grove neighborhood. Eliciting a mere shrug, none of us...more
Austin Kleon
The chairs are sad, yes, but they're also funny. I'm tempted to call this a cartoon book -- the captions matched with the photographs make perfect punchlines. A great gift book -- and it fits in your pocket!
Jes H
May 05, 2008 Jes H marked it as to-read
Recommends it for: Marty
1) Can't wait to get at this one. I hope it is as good at the book about long lost grocery lists. Currently fighting the urger to add Bill as my "Friend".
Suzanne Fox
Four stars mostly because it skewed my grading curve to give a tiny book of photos like this five, but it's thoroughly delightful and deliciously well done...and these poor chairs have far more personality than many a novel protagonist. (Just sayin'.)
sergio magaña andaluz
muy bueno... las imágenes reflejan al 100% la expresión que busca cada toma... pero es mas que nada un libro poco común e interesante
Jessica
Apr 19, 2009 Jessica marked it as to-read
Recommended to Jessica by: David Kowalski
Shelves: art, nonfiction
David recommended it (sight unseen) and it definitely looks like my kind of read!
Looking forward to seeing a copy.
Aaron Belz
Unbelievable. This is the St. Louis I know and love.
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