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The World According to The Simpsons: What Our Favorite TV Family Says About Life, Love, and the Pursuit of the Perfect Donut
     

The World According to The Simpsons: What Our Favorite TV Family Says About Life, Love, and the Pursuit of the Perfect Donut

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by Steven Keslowitz
 
"Keslowitz fixes a serious eye on America's favorite dysfunctional cartoon crew." -Larry McShane, Associated Press
"An accomplished work with many insights to share." -Duncan Dobbelmann, PhD
"...His book of d'oh is a big hit." -New York Daily News

When The Simpsons premiered, many hailed it as a sign of society's decline. And to them we say: D'oh!

Overview

"Keslowitz fixes a serious eye on America's favorite dysfunctional cartoon crew." -Larry McShane, Associated Press
"An accomplished work with many insights to share." -Duncan Dobbelmann, PhD
"...His book of d'oh is a big hit." -New York Daily News

When The Simpsons premiered, many hailed it as a sign of society's decline. And to them we say: D'oh! Instead, The Simpsons has become the smartest and most pointed look at the world we live in-all while becoming everyone's favorite TV family.
The World According to The Simpsons is a hilarious and insightful study of what The Simpsons has to say about society, and how society is affected by The Simpsons.
What does Marge say about the state of modern feminism? Are we too obsessed with "Hollywood Jerk" celebrities? Are Americans as great as they think? Is Homer the new industrialized employee? Will no Simpson child be left behind?
No issue is settled until the Simpsons have had their say. So sit back, relax, and explore the wisdom of Springfield and what it means for our society. Or as Homer might say, "Mmm...bookalicious."

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Steven Keslowitz knows more about The Simpsons than I do, and I've been working there for twenty-six years." - Mike Reiss, Emmy-winning writer/producer, The Simpsons

"As a 20 year veteran designer at The Simpsons, it never ceases to amaze me how much our little yellow family has crept into the cultural lexicon in impactful ways. Steven Keslowitz's book masterfully studies and describes the parallels drawn between the cartoon world of Springfield and the often challenging reality we face every day as their generally more human-looking counterparts." - Charles Ragins, two-time Emmy-winning designer on The Simpsons

"I love this book. In order to write for The Simpsons, you have to think like the Simpsons. And each character has his own distinct voice. Over the years, The Simpsons' wit, irreverence and wisdom have been the most honest fun-house mirror ever held up for us to gaze into. It's always amazing to hear echoes from the animated cast speaking through real people walking the streets, sleeping at work and sitting in restaurants all around us. These characters transcend traditional kiddie fare yet remain accessible to adults who should know better. Nearly three decades of being our most beloved extended family members is no accident. Springfield is real; and, for the most part, we all live there. Steven Keslowitz's The World According to the Simpsons is the proof. Get ready to nod your head in agreement and be happier than Comic Book Guy on Free Taco Tuesday. Thoughtful, poignant, philosophical ... in all the right places. I hereby endorse this event or product." - Chris Yambar, writer for "Bart Simpson Comics," "Tree House of Horror," "Radioactive Man" and more!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402206559
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
04/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,202,336
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

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Meet the Author

Steven Keslowitz is a University Scholar in the CUNY Honors College at Brooklyn College. He has presented a number of lectures on The Simpsons and has appeared on NBC's Early Today and Fox 5 News. Steven's writings on The Simpsons have received international recognition, as he has given interviews with radio stations in the United States, Canada, and Ireland. His views on the political and social significance of The Simpsons have been featured in more than five hundred newspapers and other media outlets across four continents, including The Washington Post, NY Daily News, Miami Herald, Toronto Star, CNN.com, Yahoo! Asia, and MSNBC.com. His writing on The Simpsons is required reading for English, Writing, Sociology, and Simpsons courses taught at Tufts University, Carnegie Mellon University, Drury University, Montana State University, and the University of Colorado at Denver, among others.

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