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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 44 pages
  • Publisher: Manic D Press, Inc.; Paper Over Board edition (June 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 091639784X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0916397845
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.3 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,432 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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... the funniest book ever written with wonderful illustrations ... created by Roumieu, who is clearly some kind of genius. -- Susannah Breslin, The Reverse Cowgirl, June 2003

About the Author

Graham Roumieu's illustrations have appeared in many newspapers including the New York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. Among other honors, Roumieu received the National Magazine Awards' 2002 Silver Award for Illustration, and his work was chosen for inclusion in the 2001 and 2003 Applied Arts Magazine Illustration Annuals. He lives in Toronto.

Customer Reviews

This is one of the funniest books I've ever read.
S.
The illustrations have details even in the background that are funny.
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I bought this book as a gift after visiting friends who owned a copy.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Book Guy on March 28, 2006
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You really, really want know bigfoot better? He misunderstood, that true. But Graham save Bigfoot from peril of obscurity. Make Bigfoot seem like best friend--same as Sylvia Plath poetry make me want know her. You read this book and be better, OK? Make you forget Iraqi civil war and avian flu.
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful By S. on August 29, 2003
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This is one of the funniest books I've ever read. The illustrations are amazing! They appear to be simple watercolors but are really essential to the story line (if you want to call it that). Bigfoot talks quite openly about his life, his emotions and ambitions. Bigfoot has feelings too. He covers issues ranging from having a tough childhood, not being able to have a date for the prom, weight and body hair issues, and his relationship with Koko the gorilla. You come to realize that Bigfoot is a brilliant misunderstood genius who wishes that his stalkers would leave him alone, but at the same time craves fame and fortune.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 24, 2003
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Book best I read in long time. So funny I mark territory outside my house to attract this bigfoot. Join in shocking adventures of curiosity, cannibalism, and tender homeboy stories. This book good. Loc Ness book bad. Opening page sells the book, but I won't tell about it. Buy it or I eat you wallet and then you face.
If you can handle how the this review was written you'll piss your pants laughing. The book is ingenious and is well worth the time it takes to order. Happy reading.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Geoff Oldham on July 20, 2007
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Celebrity autobiography is a strange, unique genre unto its own. Maybe it's because most celebrities don't have a particular knack for writing, meaning that one of two things happen: they work with a ghostwriter who "cleans up" the language and makes the book sound nothing like the supposed author, or the celebrity writes it on their own and it's wonderfully incomprehensible, just like them. I think that's just one of the many reasons why Graham Roumieu's In Me Own Words: The Autobiography of Bigfoot is so utterly brilliant. You don't get much more of a dead-on parody than this.

Bigfoot's lived a long and troubled life, and at last he's ready to share the details. From his friendship with Koko the talking gorilla, to his time in Hollywood, to the tragic death of Denis, anything and everything is finally laid out in the open for all to see. Witness the rise and fall of an American icon. And, as an added bonus: poetry!

Roumieu writes In Me Own Words as a series of short essays by Bigfoot about his life, and it's hard to pick a favorite. Is it the tales of Bigfoot and Koko's friendship soon after Bigfoot's divorce where we learn about Koko's secret fetish? Or maybe it's Bigfoot talking about why he sold his condo and moved thanks to those evil squirrels and their slide whistles that they'd play all hours of the night. And then there's Denis... poor, poor Denis. Roumieu writes Bigfoot's voice as a beautiful combination of innocence and stupidity, and it's hard to not mentally generate a specific sound for the narration as the book moves on in strange and bizarre new directions. Each little anecdote is funny in its own right, but the combination of them all together makes In Me Own Words laugh-out-loud funny.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Carly on December 16, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I stumbled across this book in an excellent graphic novel store in Montreal. I picked it up, flipped through it, and began to read... and caused a commotion. I swear to god, I can't remember laughing like that in ages- I mean, mascara running, eyes crying, shaking and shrieking laughing.
Bigfoot is a sensitive, misunderstood soul. He writes poetry about his personal pain ("I hit you with log"), makes friends in Las Vegas at a roulette wheel, and talks about the love/hate relationship with his fans ("I not Chewbacca" "No splash me with holy water- it no work"), along with other subjects important in his life.
The illustrations capture the spirit of the book- they are messy, inky and full of energy.
If you have a dry sense of humour, appreciate the absurd, and dig character-based comedy you have found the perfect book. I ordered it for a gift for someone and I've flipped through it again before wrapping it, and it's still left me laughing as hard as when I first read it- that in itself says something.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 29, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I bumped into this little gem while Christmas shopping. I was laughing so hard just flipping through it in the store, I was starting to cry. So I bought two copies for gifts, and now I'm going back for more. A true masterpiece! The blend of the graphics with the story is pure genius.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Cindy Peters on March 30, 2006
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This was written before "Me Write Book", but it's just as funny. I love this series and I hope we hear from Mr. Foot again. I do hope we don't find out later that he made segments up a la James Frey; if Oprah had to have him on her show, it could get ugly.....
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 9, 2004
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I keep this book on my nightstand for those particularily crueling days with a new 3 month old baby in the house. It always makes me laugh -- especially the Chewbacca page. Pure genius!!!!!
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