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Doonesbury's Greatest Hits

4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  1,257 ratings  ·  12 reviews
A Mid-Seventies Revue.
Paperback, 250 pages
Published October 1st 1978 by Holt Rinehart and Winston (first published January 1st 1978)
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Back when Doonesbury was absolutely at its peak. I can read this book any number of times. The writing is razor sharp.


Cameron and Clegg

The bizarre pictures of Britain's new power couple that have been plastered all over the media the last day reminded me of this classic Doonesbury exchange.

JOURNALIST: Senator, how long does it take to betray everything you ever stood for?

POLITICIAN: Oh, at least 36 hours. The paperwork's incredible!
Here's an interesting question: should I knock off one star from this early collection, in order to distinguish how much better he gets, or do I keep it at five, because I loved it so much at the time (and still do)?
I may not always agree with the political views expressed, but Doonesbury pretty much always provides a chuckle. The anthologies are not my favorites as they tend to skip the 'lesser' strips - but for me the older collections of the day-to-days strips are priceless in their day to day progress of both the Doonesbury gang and America in general.
Doonesbury's Greatest Hits by G.B. Trudeau (Holt Rinehart & Winston 1978)(741.9573). This is Trudeau's mid-seventies collection of Doonesbury panels. My rating: 7.5/10, finished 1979.
marcus miller
Fun - and brought back memories of the 70's.
During my teens and early 20s, I thought Doonesbury was the greatest thing ever. It was a smart person's comic strip and I read it religiously. My sister is the one who turned me onto the strip, although I was aware of it prior to these books. Doonesbury was hip!

Trudeau became full of himself and turned Walden Puddle into a political mess. I lost touch with the strip. This book represents the heyday of the gang.
A wonderfully entertaining look at the 70s, with the perfect mix of absurd and highly insightful humor. This is Doonesbury when it was at its peak. The strips are best read together, as in this book, so you can follow the character development and appreciate the humor fully.
Dave Jones
Funny look at the 1970s. Great political cartoons when Trudeau was at his artistic peak. This got passed around a lot (and fought over) when I lived in the ISU dorms (1981-82).
Tim Pixley
I remember purchasing this book back in the 70s and still have it. That's when Doonesbury was at its best regarding characters and plotlines.
Another popular cartoon that a read some of but didn't really get into.
Douglas Wilson
Very funny. Also read in December of 1980.
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Garretson Beekman "Garry" Trudeau is an American cartoonist, best known for the Doonesbury comic strip. In 1970, Trudeau's creation of Doonesbury was syndicated by the newly formed Universal Press Syndicate. Today Doonesbury is syndicated to almost 1,400 newspapers worldwide and is accessible online in association with Slate Magazine at In 1975, he became the first comic strip arti ...more
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