The greatest of Marlys

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Sasquatch Books, Sep 1, 2000 - Humor - 224 pages
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She's back! This is a Lynda Barry double-tall: the long-awaited collection of the best strips from her syndicated comics. Way back in the mid-1980s, comic illustrator and writer Lynda Barry introduced the character of Marlys Mullen, her crazy groovy teenage sister Maybonne, her sensitive and strange little brother Freddie, a mother like no other, and an array of cousins and friends from the 'hood. This oversized book presents the long strange journey through puberty and life that Marlys and company have experienced. Marlys's universe and galaxy are funny, rude, disturbing, tearful . . . in short, very, very Lynda Barry.

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Review: The Greatest of Marlys

User Review  - LA - Goodreads

Fun! Adorable illustrations! Compassionate sibling story with one sibling having mental disability, but who is totally awesome anyway! Read full review

Review: The Greatest of Marlys

User Review  - Hannah Messler - Goodreads

This is the first Lynda Barry I ever read and I love it, I don't want no kids but if I could be guaranteed a Marlys I would have one. Genius. Read full review


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About the author (2000)

Lynda Barry is the creator of the nationally syndicated "Ernie Pook's Comeek" comic strip and the author of the novel and play "The Good Times Are Killing Me." Once a commentator for National Public Radio, she lives in Evanston, Illinois.

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