Drinking at the Movies

Drinking at the Movies

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Drinking at the Movies by Julia Wertz

Representing Julia Wertz's critically acclaimed first graphic memoir in a new format, with a brand new sketchbook from Wertz, and an introduction by Janeane Garofalo. But don't worry; we haven't replaced any of the wrenching and ribald, whiskey-soaked coming-of-age tale. This is Wertz at her best, which is sometimes her worst.

Julia Wertz lives and works in Brooklyn. She is the author of the autobiographic comic books The Fart Party Vols. 1 and 2 (Atomic Books, 2007, 2009). Both volumes were collected as Museum of Mistakes in 2014, Drinking at the Movies (Random House, 2010) and The Infinite Wait and Other Stories (Koyama Press, 2012).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781927668269
Publisher: Koyama Press
Publication date: 11/10/2015
Pages: 220
Sales rank: 182,043
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 17 Years

About the Author


Julia Wertz was born in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1982 and currently lives in Brooklyn. She is the author of the autobiographic comic books The Fart Party Vols. 1 and 2 (Atomic Books, 2007, 2009) both volumes were collected as Museum of Mistakes in 2014, Drinking at the Movies (Random House, 2010) and The Infinite Wait and Other Stories (Koyama Press, 2012).

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Actress Lizzy Caplan

DRINKING AT THE MOVIES, Julia Wertz's new Fart Party book, may just be her best work yet. My copy is certainly dog-eared within an inch of its life. She exhibits the same hilariously self-deprecating grumpy grump from her previous books, but DRINKING brings a whole new layer to the Julia Wertz experience. That's right, I said 'the Julia Wertz experience'…which actually sounds more like a carnival ride to be avoided, one that will leave you inexplicably drunk with holes in your clothes. In this book Julia is darker, lugubriously introspective, and dare I say, more vulnerable than in her previous works. Yet she’s still really, really, obscenely funny. There aren't many authors working today who can illustrate the pervasive despair that sometimes likes to crash on your couch in your 20s—but Julia Wertz nails this. In fact, you should probably get copies for your parents and other assorted relatives who like to mumble things like “youth is wasted on the young” when you complain about stuff. Maybe reading DRINKING AT THE MOVIES will kickstart your dumb mom's memory, and she'll remember that being in your 20s is actually kind of lonely. Now I'm depressed. Thanks for nothing, Wertz.

Lizzy Caplan

DRINKING AT THE MOVIES, Julia Wertz's new Fart Party book, may just be her best work yet. My copy is certainly dog-eared within an inch of its life. She exhibits the same hilariously self-deprecating grumpy grump from her previous books, but DRINKING brings a whole new layer to the Julia Wertz experience. That's right, I said 'the Julia Wertz experience'…which actually sounds more like a carnival ride to be avoided, one that will leave you inexplicably drunk with holes in your clothes.

In this book Julia is darker, lugubriously introspective, and dare I say, more vulnerable than in her previous works. Yet she’s still really, really, obscenely funny. There aren't many authors working today who can illustrate the pervasive despair that sometimes likes to crash on your couch in your 20s—but Julia Wertz nails this. In fact, you should probably get copies for your parents and other assorted relatives who like to mumble things like “youth is wasted on the young” when you complain about stuff. Maybe reading DRINKING AT THE MOVIES will kickstart your dumb mom's memory, and she'll remember that being in your 20s is actually kind of lonely.

Now I'm depressed. Thanks for nothing, Wertz.--(Lizzy Caplan, Actress)

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Drinking at the Movies 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
KJ_Perezchica More than 1 year ago
This book is filled with funny portrayals of the author, Julia Wertz, and her life in New York. The artwork is cute and unique. I enjoyed this book very much. I highly recommend this book.
SallyGCA More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book.  If you like graphic novels but aren't into super heroes, and like grumpy anti-heroes, this book is for you.