The Cheese Monkeys: A Novel in Two Semesters

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Harper Collins, Sep 3, 2002 - Fiction - 288 pages
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After 15 years of designing more than 1,500 book jackets at Knopf for such authors as Anne Rice and Michael Chrichton, Kidd has crafted an affecting an entertaining novel set at a state university in the late 1950s that is both slap-happily funny and heartbreakingly sad. The Cheese Monkeys is a college novel that takes place over a tightly written two semesters. The book is set in the late 1950s at State U, where the young narrator, has decided to major in art, much to his parents’ dismay. It is an autobiographical, coming-of-age novel which tells universally appealing stories of maturity, finding a calling in life, and being inspired by a loving, demanding, and highly eccentric teacher.

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User Review  - Magus_Manders - LibraryThing

I was excited just to see this book on the library shelf. The fantastic, intricate, unique cover was clearly 100% Kidd, and the story inside matched my excitement. The novel follows an unnamed ... Read full review

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User Review  - CBJames - LibraryThing

If you read a novel or watch a movie about going to art school this is what you will find: A fish-out-of-water protagonist who doesn't quite know what to make of the other students who are more ... Read full review

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Chip Kidd was born in Reading, PA in 1964. He lives in New York City and Stonington, CT.

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