No One You Know: A Collection of Cartoons

Overview

Don't read this. It's boring. You want to have fun? Just look at any one of the side-splitting, eye-opening cartoons in this collection by Bruce Eric Kaplan.

Yes, he's the one whose drawings have the little initials BEK in the corner. You've probably seen them in The New Yorker. They're in there almost every week, for God's sake.

His stomping ground is the usual territory of classic literature -- love, relationships and the search for a ...

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Overview

Don't read this. It's boring. You want to have fun? Just look at any one of the side-splitting, eye-opening cartoons in this collection by Bruce Eric Kaplan.

Yes, he's the one whose drawings have the little initials BEK in the corner. You've probably seen them in The New Yorker. They're in there almost every week, for God's sake.

His stomping ground is the usual territory of classic literature -- love, relationships and the search for a meaningful existence. Like the work of James Thurber, his warring husbands and wives, world-weary children and hostile therapists convey the timeless absurdity of modern life.

Oh yeah, there's also a foreword by Neil Simon.

So, there's not much else to say. Just that No One You Know is the laugh-out-loud, can't-put-it-down, just-let-me-show-you-this-one book of the year. Now, stop reading this already.

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Editorial Reviews

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Jerry Seinfeld Bruce Kaplan is one of the best comedy writers I've worked with. His stuff is so clever, so original and so bull's-eye-funny, at times I find myself feeling intensely jealous. Then I stop and think, "What am I, out of my mind?"
Esquire
...[A] fiendish cartoon compendium...
Esquire
...[A] fiendish cartoon compendium...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416577959
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date: 9/21/2007
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (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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