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Aaron has been friends with Green Day for most of his life, so he's able to use them as a common thread tying together the different eras of his past. ...more
Apr 12, 2012
Apr 01, 2012
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
I had mixed feelings about this book. Allie Brosh is definitely a funny writer with a unique voice and perspective (sort of a cross between Corinne Mu ...more
Jan 22, 2015
Dec 30, 2014
Ten Thousand Things to Do
Diary comics get a bad rap. Yes, they can be repetitive, and some days are bound to be more exciting than others, but when they're good they pick up a ...more
Jun 30, 2010
Jun 24, 2010
Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him
Before reading this book my knowledge of Richard Pryor pretty much started and ended with watching Brewster's Millions as a kid, so I was intrigued wh ...more
Apr 04, 2015
Feb 01, 2015
This Is How You Lose Her
In the late 90's, my creative writing classmates and I loved Junot Diaz's first book of stories, Drown. We were also intrigued by the rumors that Diaz ...more
Oct 29, 2014
Jun 16, 2014
Here Comes Trouble
Despite being a book of mostly childhood and family memories (ranging from birth all the way to the release of his first film, Roger and Me), this boo ...more
Nov 05, 2011
Sep 19, 2011
I was a big fan of Rob Kirby's consistently solid anthology THREE, so of course I loved this book-length follow up, QU33R, at least 11x's as much. The ...more
Feb 25, 2014
Dec 29, 2013
Dragon's Breath: and Other True Stories
As much as I loved Mari's first book, Kiss and Tell, this one meant even more to me because instead of being centered on former lovers, it focuses by ...more
Dec 07, 2014
Sep 05, 2014
Powdered Milk
Powdered Milk is highly recommended on the Spit and a Half distro, and I was not disappointed. These are my favorite kind of comics (or art), the kind ...more
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Jun 18, 2014
I found out about Hicksville only recently, while listening to Dylan Horrocks' interview on the Comix Claptrap podcast. I'm guessing my reading experi ...more
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Dec 13, 2010
The World and Other Places: Stories
An ex-girlfriend gave me Written on the Body as a gift, and I thought it was a really beautiful book, but this one, like most short-story collections ...more
Nov 04, 2010
Jun 24, 2010
Hey Princess
This book was recommended by two of my cartoonist friends, and while it started out a little rocky, it quickly won me over and by the end was hard to ...more
Jan 21, 2011
Jan 18, 2011
The Best American Comics 2011
It's pretty much impossible to truly collect the "Best" comics of the year, but series editors Jessica Abel and Matt Madden do an admirable job of cas ...more
Nov 12, 2011
Nov 05, 2011
This Side of Paradise (Modern Library Classics)
The first half of this book is mostly a series of short episodes that don't add up to much or really go anywhere. I have a feeling this was the conven ...more
Jun 25, 2010
Jun 24, 2010
This series is hit or miss, and it almost feels like the "1 album per book" premise is flawed, because so far all of my favorite editions are the ones ...more
Apr 10, 2011
Apr 10, 2011
I found this book at the library, and after skimming through a few pages, decided I had to check it out.

If you're new to Dylan, I recommend Scorcese's
Aug 21, 2010
Aug 06, 2010
I heard in a radio interview that Dan Clowes decided to write Wilson after reading The Complete Peanuts, and the funny thing is I actually did see som ...more
Aug 06, 2010
Jul 31, 2010
The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 1: 1950-1952
When I was in 6th grade I found a bunch of my uncle's old Peanuts paperbacks (they had his name on the inside cover in his childhood scrawl, so they m ...more
Jul 13, 2010
Jun 24, 2010
The Writing Life
I'm so glad I waited until now to read this book, because a lot of it would've been over my head even a year ago, but is exactly what I needed to hear ...more
Jul 13, 2010
Jun 24, 2010
Empire State: A Love Story (or Not)
I don't know why I waited so long to read this book, because I ended up loving everything about it. I think it's a perfect example of the "show don't ...more
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Nov 05, 2011
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
This book was my favorite in the series for the first 2/3rds, but it really seemed to go off the rails in the 3rd act. Was it just me? The book does c ...more
Oct 11, 2011
Sep 19, 2011
Rat Girl
Not your typical rock memoir. Instead of a career-spanning, tell-all book (which Dean Wareham already perfected in Black Postcards), Kristin focuses o ...more
Jan 18, 2011
Dec 27, 2010
I Am My Own Stereotype
I've been reading Delaine's Not My Small Diary anthologies for years, but after reading this collection of her own comics I'm an even bigger fan. Funn ...more
Jul 13, 2014
Mar 11, 2014
Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany
This book was recommended to me by an old friend who just passed away (he worked in a kitchen and was an aspiring chef). I decided to finally take him ...more
Dec 28, 2011
Dec 04, 2011
Undeleted Scenes
Some of my favorite songs are b-sides, so it makes sense that this turned out to be one of my favorite Jeffrey Brown books. I'd read some of these sto ...more
Nov 05, 2010
Nov 02, 2010
To steal a quote from The Simpsons, it sometimes feels like Dave Eggers is "running for Jesus." Besides his non-profit and charity work, etc, he's wri ...more
Jun 30, 2010
Jun 24, 2010
I picked up the (newly released) English translation while the authors were on a book tour this summer, and I'm glad I did. The story follows a music ...more
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Sep 10, 2012
Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream
At first I enjoyed this book because of how unmistakably Neil it was -- unpolished and a little hokey at times, but also heartfelt, brutally honest, a ...more
Jun 12, 2013
May 25, 2013
Goodbye 20th Century: A Biography of Sonic Youth
I thumbed through this book recently at a record store, to kill time while my friends combed through the vinyl section (I don't have a record player). ...more
Jun 03, 2014
Apr 23, 2014
Lost at Sea
I feel like there are always disclaimers attached to this book -- that you shouldn't expect it to be as good or all that similar to Scott Pilgrim -- a ...more
Jul 17, 2011
Jun 26, 2011
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