My Life with Charlie Brown

My Life with Charlie Brown

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by Charles M. Schulz
     
 

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While best known as the creator of Peanuts, Charles M. Schulz (1922-2000) was also a thoughtful and precise prose writer who knew how to explain his craft in clear and engaging ways. My Life with Charlie Brown brings together his major prose writings, many published here for the first time.

Schulz's autobiographical articles, book introductions,

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While best known as the creator of Peanuts, Charles M. Schulz (1922-2000) was also a thoughtful and precise prose writer who knew how to explain his craft in clear and engaging ways. My Life with Charlie Brown brings together his major prose writings, many published here for the first time.

Schulz's autobiographical articles, book introductions, magazine pieces, lectures, and commentary elucidate his life and his art, and clarify themes of modern life, philosophy, and religion that are interwoven into his beloved, groundbreaking comic strip. Edited and with an introduction by comics scholar M. Thomas Inge, this volume will serve as the touchstone for Schulz's thoughts and convictions and as a wide-ranging, unique autobiography in the absence of a traditional, extended memoir.

Inge and the Schulz estate have chosen a number of illustrations to include. With the approval and cooperation of the Schulz family, Inge draws on the cartoonist's entire archives, papers, and correspondence to allow Schulz full voice to speak his mind. The project includes his comics criticism, his introductions to Peanuts volumes, his essays about philanthropy, his commentary on Christianity, his newspaper articles about the creation of his characters, and more. My Life with Charlie Brown will reveal new dimensions of this legendary cartoonist.

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Editorial Reviews

James Rosen
Schulz's prose is straightforward, seldom as elliptical, poetic or biting as the dialogue he invented for Linus and Lucy. Yet these essays prove unfailingly compelling and often mesmerizing—not merely for the insight they offer into the towering genius of "Peanuts," but because Schulz the memoirist was so penetrating an observer.
—The Washington Post

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604734478
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
03/12/2010
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
543,728
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Charles M. Schulz created the popular comic strip Peanuts, which appeared in over 2,600 newspapers and in over seventy-five countries.

M. Thomas Inge is Robert Emory Blackwell Professor of the Humanities at Randolph-Macon College. He has edited or authored over sixty volumes, including books on Schulz, the comics, William Faulkner, and Oliver W. Harrington. Inge is the general editor of two University Press of Mississippi series, Conversations with Comics Artists and Great Comics Artists.

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My Life with Charlie Brown 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The format fit perfectly into Charles Schultz's style; like his comic strips, he makes his point in a short amount of time, through each brief chapter. For those potential cartoonists reading it for inspiration, he offers no easy shortcuts. His philosophy for drawing (or any other task) seems to be 1) always do your best, and 2) to be the best you can be practice, practice, practice...
mc1155 More than 1 year ago
This is a charming look into the life of Charles M.Schulz as he wrote the Peanuts comic strip. Imaginative and engaging, with relative comic strips included, it's very easy to get caught up in the author's thoughts and writing. A must read for any Peanuts fan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a waist of you time. P.S plz watch your words people kids read reviews to you know. Your being a bad example.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg one time my mother gave me 3 charlie bbrown books and evry time she just read them on my bet time i fel in love with them so if u guys grils are reading this donlowd this book u will like it perents donlowd it youre kids will like is on story time!!::: )<3^&bull;^
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The classic wit if Charles Schulz is timeless.
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So funny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had to do him on a book report before but this book is better than the one i read¿
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book and i love mathew qo ich he s going to kiss me on the lips or the cheek
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love charlie brown and the peanuts
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who is Charlie Brown????????
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anybody who sees this is going yto flunk kindergarten and never be a 1st grader and never get a job because everybody hates you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You don't even get to read anything trust me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like to have a pet dog like Charli Brown.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes I did get my shots at the vet when I was adopted. I'm surprised I am stil around.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You belong with me charlie brown! Im 8 and i have my own nook! Im 91234000000000000% awesome! Macolemore is
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dear snoopy the dog did charlie brown ever take you to a vet or get your shots before he ever adopted you from the animal hospital and shelter
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MY DAD GAVE ME TWO CHARLIE BROWN BOOKS AND I LOVED IT.123<155
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it so cool