Every Person on the Planet: An Only Somewhat Anxiety-Filled Tale for the Holidays

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In the tradition of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, a hilarious story about an overly large holiday party -- and the lesson that, good or bad, people are the same all over the world. Spend the holidays with Every Person on the Planet by the beloved New Yorker cartoonist Bruce Eric Kaplan.
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Overview

In the tradition of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, a hilarious story about an overly large holiday party -- and the lesson that, good or bad, people are the same all over the world. Spend the holidays with Every Person on the Planet by the beloved New Yorker cartoonist Bruce Eric Kaplan.
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Edmund and Rosemary lead quiet lives in their Brooklyn apartment with their cat and their neuroses. One day, despite their preference for solitude, they inexplicably decide to throw a party. They feel obliged to invite so many people they do not particularly like that they finally decide they might as well invite everybody in the world. So they do, and most of the world's population shows up. Author and illustrator Kaplan was not only a writer for Seinfeld and Six Feet Under, but he is also a cartoonist for the New Yorker. Heavily illustrated with cartoons on almost every page, Every Person is like a children's storybook written for adults. Though Kaplan engages in surreal exaggeration for comic effect, Edmund and Rosemary's soiree is all too recognizably real. Party givers will empathize with the hosts' worries that their fete will turn into a disaster; party goers will admire Kaplan's keen observations on social behavior. Kaplan's cartoons turn adults into appealingly childlike figures, and he has a talent for visual understatement that fits the dry manner in which he describes the absurdities of this gathering of six billion in one New York apartment. Anyone who has ever given a party should be delighted by this charming, humorous book. (Nov.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780743274708
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date: 10/25/2005
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Bruce Eric Kaplan, known for his distinctive, off-beat single-panel cartoons, has been a New Yorker cartoonist for more than ten years. He is also a television writer and was an executive producer for the acclaimed HBO series Six Feet Under, as well as a writer on Seinfeld (funnily enough, one of his most well-known episodes is one where Elaine becomes increasingly frustrated over what she takes to be an utterly nonsensical New Yorker cartoon).

He has authored and illustrated seven adult titles for Simon & Schuster: the cult classic The Cat That Changed My Life; the collections I Love You, I Hate You, I'm Hungry; No One You Know; and This Is a Bad Time; and three titles featuring the wonderfully neurotic Brooklyn couple Edmund and Rosemary: Every Person on the Planet, Edmund and Rosemary Go to Hell, and Everything Is Going to Be Okay. Bruce is also the author and illustrator of three picture books: Monsters Eat Whiny Children, Cousin Irv from Mars, and Meaniehead. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

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