It’s a terrible world out there and we all know it. But now that we have this delightful picture book for adults by famed New Yorker cartoonist Bruce Eric Kaplan, it’s just a little bit better.
In these pages you will discover a unique story of two people, one graduation speech, and many things you may or may not need to know. This wise and wonderful book is the perfect gift for any graduate. In fact, we promise that anyone who reads it will be enthralled, inspired, moved, amused, and most important, will learn the secret to having a deeply fulfilling life. Results are 100 percent guaranteed but completely beside the point.
Bruce Eric Kaplan, known for his distinctive, off-beat single-panel cartoons, has been a New Yorker cartoonist for more than fifteen years. He is also a television writer and was an executive producer for the acclaimed HBO series Six Feet Under, as well as a writer on Seinfeld (funnily enough, one of his most well-known episodes is one where Elaine becomes increasingly frustrated over what she takes to be an utterly nonsensical New Yorker cartoon). He has authored and illustrated seven adult titles including the cult classic The Cat That Changed My Life; the collections I Love You, I Hate You, I’m Hungry; No One You Know; and This Is a Bad Time; and three titles featuring the wonderfully neurotic Brooklyn couple Edmund and Rosemary: Every Person on the Planet, Edmund and Rosemary Go to Hell, and Everything Is Going to Be Okay. Bruce is also the author and illustrator of four picture books: Monsters Eat Whiny Children, Cousin Irv from Mars, Meaniehead, and Someone Farted. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.