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The Peanuts Papers: Writers and Cartoonists on Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life by

The Peanuts Papers: Writers and Cartoonists on Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life

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The Peanuts Papers: Writers and Cartoonists on Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life by
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Oct 22, 2019 | ISBN 9781598536164

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2020 Eisner Award Nominee

NPR Best Book of 2019

Pop Matters Best Book of 2019

“If you obsessed over the comic strip Peanuts as a child — I mean: You lived and died with those characters . . . hark, the herald angels sing: You are not alone!” James Rosen, National Review

“This charming, searching book . . . is one of the more spiritual books I’ve read in years.” —John Williams, The New York Times

“Deeply personal and often movingThe Peanuts Papers shine a light on the enormous impact the work of  Charles M. Schulz has had on a generation of writers and artists . . . and on the world as a whole.” —Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid

The Peanuts Papers supports the idea that we return to Peanuts for the depth and the recognition and the truth — and sometimes simply because, as [Kevin] Powell writes in reference to his own depression, Schulz and Peanuts still have the capacity to bring us ‘tremendous happiness to this very day.’”  — Michael Cavna, The Washington Post

““Peanuts” was one of the most influential American comics. A new collection of meditative, charming essays explores the strip’s cultural impact.” — Christian Science Monitor 

“A heartwarming tribute to Schulz’s inimitable strip and the influence it had on its everyday audience.” —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

“Anyone who enjoyed the comics or TV specials will recognize their experiences in these pages and have their appreciation of Schulz’s genius renewed.” —Library Journal (Starred Review)

“Top-flight…Essential reading for Peanuts fans and an appealing collection of personal writing for any reader.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A diverse and illustrious line-up of authors, whose thoughtful and heartfelt accolades attest to Schulz’s enduring vision and his strip’s abiding place in American culture.” — Booklist

“Reading this book was like finding a lost album of childhood photographs. It’s an unexpected powerhouse of a book, and if Peanuts was part of your childhood, it will knock you out.” –Caitlin Flanagan

“Good grief! Who knew that a mere ( if admittedly great) comic strip, could inspire such great writing? The Peanuts Papers is an anthology unlike any other, to be treasured and earmarked.” —Daphne Merkin

“Writers of every age and stripe bring their own memories and imaginations to this classic strip—and in so doing so, show just how much they were inspired by it.”  —Cullen Murphy

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