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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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Barry's recent novel (Cruddy, p. 1999) proved what her comics admirers already knew: she's a splendid writer with a phenomenal ear for everyday speech. And her comics work, syndicated in dozens of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kater - Goodreads

Look at this before you go to bed and feel good about EVERYTHING. I've been staring at her comics for a couple years and never ever get tired of them. 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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