Roz Chast

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Roz Chast is a staff cartoonist for The New Yorker and is the illustrator of Steve Martin’s popular children’s book The Alphabet from A to Y with Bonus Letter Z. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children. She is also the author and illustrator of Too Busy Marco, Marco Goes to School, and Around the Clock.

Photograph by Anne Hall

Books by this Author

Around the Clock
Marco Goes to School
Too Busy Marco


My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Never put bananas in the refrigerator.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Tactfulness; o.k. teeth; sense of humor.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Harriet the Spy.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. My own physical laziness.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. I'll quote Alfred Hitchcock: a blue sky without any clouds.