The Cheese Monkeys: A Novel in Two Semesters

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HarperCollins, 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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SO. MUCH. MELODRAMA!!!!!!!! AND FAKE-TO-THE-POINT-OF-INFURIATING CHARACTERS!!!!! It was just all too much, Chip. And the ending sucked. So, sorry. Read full review

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A super quick read that's lighthearted and entertaining. I really liked the middle to end, but was unenthused by the first half and the last few pages. Winter's critiques were the most entertaining ... 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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