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  - Lindsay - Goodreads

Brilliant. I forgot how ridiculous and hilarious and gut-wrenching childhood was. Lynda Barry totally nails it. She is the master of the universe. Read full review

Review: The Greatest of Marlys

User Review  - Megan Compton - Goodreads

It was difficult for me to get into a graphic novel as much as a regular novel. I think I am just not used to reading material like this. However, I did enjoy this book. Lynda Barry does an excellent ... 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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