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Who I Am and What I Want

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Funny, urgent, bizarre, and honest pop artist David Shrigley's darkly hilarious scrawls from the subconscious have earned him a growing legion of fans around the world. In this mock autobiographical collection his mischievous drawings capture life's anxieties and ambitions from the mundane to the surreal. Here, at last, is The Truth about beer, doctors, shadow puppets, lun ...more
Kindle Edition, 144 pages
Published July 20th 2012 by Chronicle Books LLC (first published 2003)
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Matt
May 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was really surprised by just how many pages in this book reveal something extremely human in an extremely abstract and unfamiliar way. I expected to finish this book with a few giggles, put it down, and say, "well that was weird." But all I could say was "wow." I read this book in perpetual surprise and appreciation.
Anna
Jul 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This little book is bliss. It's as if a very, very clued-up child has written his own autobiography and list of wants and needs, and it is very funny indeed. Shrigley guides us through the bizarre, honest art of growing up and growing out of your shell and understanding very little but a lot at the same time, and into the wants of the title. The wants section was my favourite - half dream-scape, half joke, they are the wants of your own silly little id, your own sexed-up ego, your own childish n ...more
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Nov 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who can read
Shelves: 2008
The word of the true messiah.
Candice
Feb 26, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history, comics-zines
Just hilarious and brilliant. I love it.
Jem
Dec 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who loves to read
Recommended to Jem by: The bathroom
the pictures are awesome
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David Shrigley is a Glasgow-based artist. He attended City of Leicester Polytechnic's Art and Design course in 1987-1988, and subsequently studied Environmental Art at the Glasgow School of Art from 1988-1991. Shrigley is a lifelong supporter of Nottingham Forest FC.

Although he works in various media, he is best known for his mordantly humorous cartoons released in softcover books or postcard pack
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