Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “From the Very Big Desk of...” as Want to Read:
From the Very Big Desk of...
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

From the Very Big Desk of...

3.41 of 5 stars 3.41  ·  rating details  ·  17 ratings  ·  4 reviews
The clean, spare lines, looping oversized noses, and sharp wit of Charles Barsottis business cartoons have been a staple at The New Yorker for more than three decades. Featuring angry, fist-pounding bosses, hapless, undersized underlings, and deadpan secretaries making outrageous utterances, these are among the cleverest and most searing business cartoons out there. People ...more
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published May 17th 2006 by Bulfinch (first published 2006)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about From the Very Big Desk of..., please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about From the Very Big Desk of...

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-26 of 26)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
This book uses the simplest effects to explain the inequities and inequalities that abound in the business world. With basic line drawings, the book deals with complex themes such as temp hiring, business as warfare, accountability, committee decision making, et al.

Mr. Barsotti also plays with line, scale and figure to whimsical effect. What his characters may lack in the way of facial expression in one panel is made up for in an abrupt juxtaposition or figure. People soar, get struck by lightn
Janie Cakes
I'm not exactly part of this books audience, so my rating on it isn't really credible [at least I'm honest:]. I think that in order to fully understand the comedy in this book, one would have to understand how life goes in the office/corporation-world. Or, one would really have to get a beat down from the office/corporation-world. I pretty much just vaguely understood most of the jokes, and pictures. Still, a little imagination can get you laughing up a storm, or hey maybe that's just me.
Jim Melcher
Not my favorite of the New Yorker cartoonists, but a bit amusing.
This would have gotten five stars, but it was too short!
John added it
Aug 31, 2014
Tiffany marked it as to-read
Apr 18, 2011
Sally marked it as to-read
Mar 07, 2011
jp added it
Aug 11, 2010
Georgmarie marked it as to-read
Jan 21, 2010
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
They Moved My Bowl: Dog Cartoons by New Yorker Cartoonist Charles Barsotti Barsotti's Texas Kings Don't Carry Money The Best Of C. Barsotti The Essential Charles Barsotti

Share This Book