The Peanuts Papers: Writers and Cartoonists on Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life: A Library of America Special Publication

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5.5 X 8.5 X 1.1 inches | 1.24 pounds

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About the Author
Andrew Blauner, editor, is the founder of Blauner Books Literary Agency. His other anthologies are Coach, Brothers, Central Park, Our Boston, The Good Book, In Their Lives: Great Writers on Great Beatles Songs, and (as co-editor) For the Love of Baseball.
2020 Eisner Award Nominee

NPR Best Book of 2019

Pop Matters Best Book of 2019

"If you obsessed over the comic strip Peanuts as a child -- I mean: You lived and died with those characters . . . hark, the herald angels sing: You are not alone!" --James Rosen, National Review

"This charming, searching book . . . is one of the more spiritual books I've read in years." --John Williams, The New York Times

"Deeply personal and often moving, The Peanuts Papers shine a light on the enormous impact the work of Charles M. Schulz has had on a generation of writers and artists . . . and on the world as a whole." --Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid

"The Peanuts Papers supports the idea that we return to Peanuts for the depth and the recognition and the truth -- and sometimes simply because, as [Kevin] Powell writes in reference to his own depression, Schulz and Peanuts still have the capacity to bring us 'tremendous happiness to this very day.'" -- Michael Cavna, The Washington Post

""Peanuts" was one of the most influential American comics. A new collection of meditative, charming essays explores the strip's cultural impact." -- Christian Science Monitor

"A heartwarming tribute to Schulz's inimitable strip and the influence it had on its everyday audience." --Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

"Anyone who enjoyed the comics or TV specials will recognize their experiences in these pages and have their appreciation of Schulz's genius renewed." --Library Journal (Starred Review)

"Top-flight...Essential reading for Peanuts fans and an appealing collection of personal writing for any reader." --Kirkus Reviews

"A diverse and illustrious line-up of authors, whose thoughtful and heartfelt accolades attest to Schulz's enduring vision and his strip's abiding place in American culture." -- Booklist

"Reading this book was like finding a lost album of childhood photographs. It's an unexpected powerhouse of a book, and if Peanuts was part of your childhood, it will knock you out." --Caitlin Flanagan

"Good grief! Who knew that a mere ( if admittedly great) comic strip, could inspire such great writing? The Peanuts Papers is an anthology unlike any other, to be treasured and earmarked." --Daphne Merkin

"Writers of every age and stripe bring their own memories and imaginations to this classic strip--and in so doing so, show just how much they were inspired by it." --Cullen Murphy