The Illustrated History of the Snowman

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$29.95  $27.85
Globe Pequot Press
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7.2 X 0.8 X 9.1 inches | 1.6 pounds
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About the Author

Bob Eckstein is an award-winning illustrator, writer, New Yorker cartoonist, snowman expert, and author of the New York Times bestselling Footnotes from the Greatest Bookstores (Clarkson Potter) and The History of the Snowman (Simon & Schuster). His cartoons, OpEds, and short stories appear regularly in the New York Times, New York Daily News, MAD magazine, Barron's, Readers Digest, The Spectator, Prospect, Wall Street Journal, Playboy, among many others. He was a columnist for the Village Voice, New York Newsday, and Time Out New York. He has been interviewed in over 100 TV, radio and magazine spots including Good Morning America and People magazine.


"This delightful, information-packed book will give you a new appreciation for our snow brethren and sistren."--Roz Chast, New Yorker cartoonist and author
"I participated in Bob's previous book on raising awareness for independent bookstores and I now eagerly endorse his endeavor in making the snowman the poster-boy for global warming."--Deepak Chopra
"Bob Eckstein is a national treasure."
"Hilarious, nostalgic, sweet, smart, and packed with snow."--Liana Finck, New Yorker cartoonist and author
"The Illustrated History of the Snowman is an original and, like building a snowman, though it can't be explained, is simply fun."--Mark Kurlansky, bestselling author of Salt
"Incredibly informative! Before reading this book I would bow down and worship every snowman I saw. Now I realize they're all made by humans!"--Jack Handey, author of Deep Thoughts
"'Snow joke, a great read! This book will melt your heart-fun, funny, shocking and full of real insights into human (and snowman) behavior."--Lenore Skenazy, author of Free-Range Kids
"Bob's brilliant work hangs on my wall. It inspires me to be so funny that a fellow comedian wants to hang something of mine on their wall."--Greg Fitzsimmons, comedian
"This is the kind of book you wish upon the world with all your heart. In other words, it's a total joy to read, to look at and to share." Darryl Price, poet, Author of The Ferocious Silence