I Was A Child

I Was A Child

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Penguin Putnam
I Was a Child is an illustrated memoir by Bruce Eric Kaplan, the renownedNew Yorker cartoonist.

Bruce Eric Kaplan, also known as BEK, is one of the most celebrated and admired cartoonists in America.I Was a Child is the story of his childhood in suburban New Jersey, detailing the small moments we all experience: going to school, playing with friends, family dinners, watching TV on a hot summer night, and so on. It would seem like a conventional childhood, although Kaplan's anecdotes are accompanied by his signature drawings of family outings and life at home-road trips, milk crates, hamsters, ashtrays, a toupee, a platypus, and much more. Kaplan's cartoons, although simple, are never straightforward; they encompass an easy irony and dark humor that often cuts straight to the truth of experience. Brilliantly relatable and genuinely moving,I Was a Child is about our attempts to understand the mysteries that are our parents, our families, and ourselves.

Random House, Inc.
Here is the first non-fiction book by Bruce Eric Kaplan.
It is a book wholly unique in form and feeling.
This memoir is both full of wonder and anxiety, and is altogether side-splitting and heart-breaking.
Above all, it captures what it was like for Bruce Eric Kaplan, and perhaps some of you, to be a child.

Baker & Taylor
"An illustrated memoir by New Yorker cartoonist Bruce Eric Kaplan"--

& Taylor

A cartoonist for the New Yorker describes his childhood growing up in a suburban town in New Jersey in both words and drawings, sketching out the time, place and circumstances that shaped his life.
An ilustrated memoir depicts the author's childhood in a suburban New Jersey town, sketching out the time, place, and circumstances that shaped his life.

Publisher: New York : Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA), [2015]
ISBN: 9780399169519
Branch Call Number: Biography K141k
Characteristics: 193 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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dstanwyck Apr 27, 2015

It seems to me BEK is as wonderful a cartoonist as ever there was. He's got a clever brilliance and a keen ear and eye and a kind of transcendent view of the world and it's inhabitants. He makes me laugh out loud.

Apr 07, 2015

You were a child? Hey, so was I, Bruce Eric Kaplan. Maybe I should write a book about being a child as well. I would call it, I Was A Child, Too.


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