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 Nick Galifianakis is an American cartoonist whose work is nationally recognized alongside the must-read advice column by Carolyn Hax. The column appears in nearly two hundred newspapers and is one of the most popular features on washingtonpost.com. It also was named by Time magazine as America's best advice column. Contributing a foreword is Zach Galifianakis, the author's first cousin and the runaway star of The Hangover and Due Date. Nick resides in the Washington, D.C., area with his canine alter ego, ZuZu.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (November 23, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0740799479
  • ISBN-13: 978-0740799471
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #366,792 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Jon Bastian on March 28, 2015
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The best art serves as a mirror of our own humanity, sparking uncomfortable moments of, "Oh, yeah. That's me!" In this book, Nick Galifianakis manages to bring us the best of art with a combination of simple yet emotionally loaded cartoons, accompanied by dad-on captions.

For me, this collection works on two levels. As art, each of Nick's cartoons is a mini-masterpiece, with so much expression, emotion, and detail created with such clean and simple lines. With no more than a twist of lip or cant of eye, each cartoon manages to say so much with an economy of style that is incredible.

On the second level, the insights about human behavior that appear in one or two lines below most of the cartoons are deep, insightful, illuminating, and incredibly touching. If you've ever loved and lost, or just lived in hope of being loved, or, hell, ever lived, there are useful messages here for you -- call-outs on our common bad behaviors, encouragements for being better, and a general sense that the only differences between human beings are superficial. Eye color is variable. Behavior is not.

There's a reason that the Pulitzer Prizes have a cartoon category, and this is a collection and a cartoonist fully worthy of that merit. Buy the book, then share it with your loved ones -- or your dog. You'll see yourselves in here, and realize that, for all of your flaws, you're just as human and valid as everyone else. And, as I said at the beginning, "the best art serves as a mirror of our own humanity."

Here is a great mirror. You'll find yourself gazing into it again and again.
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Wow! It's like this guy set up security cameras in my last few apartments. These observations are dead-on, and perfectly capture the weird and confusing and exciting world of interpersonal relationships. With writers, we usually say an author has a great ear for dialogue. But Galifianakis not only has a great ear, he also has a great eye. What's more, the illustrations are brilliant, and often funny as hell. This book could make a great gift. But buy it for yourself.
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The title says it all "uncomfortably true." And that's just what Nick shows us. Like Jerry Seinfield, Nick brings up the things nobody every really wants to say, but are as plain as the nose on your face! You could make a Seinfield episode out of any of his scenes. But even more genius is the skill in taking a full "episode" and boiling it down to one line and an image. Nick has taken the themes of our lives, loves and connecitons to people and put them right in our face to laugh at ourselves. You'll see yourself, or friends, or family in every one of these and that's what makes it a true masterpiece. I highly recommend this book for anyone who breathes!!
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This book was enjoyable. I thought that some of the cartoons were hilarious, and a few were stupid, but I didn't expect to like the entire book. The drawings were executed very well, and the captions contained some great zingers. The Forward, Acknowledgments and Introduction did not measure up to the rest of the book. If they had been left out, and I had been allowed to draw my own conclusions, I would have thought the book was a lot funnier.
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I love Carolyn Hax's column, and find it a bit addictive. The cartoons that accompany the column are great as well, I never miss them.

This book is cute and as brief as the cover drawings clothing. One or two cartoons are so spot-on they serve as lessons unto themselves.

I gave this as a gift and kept a copy, and wasn't sorry I'd purchased the two.
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then there are at least 3 pages devoted to you. Very funny. Half of the fun is to figure out what the original letter was about. Read the beginning - I know I skip that part usually too - but it is a must. It is what makes the rest of the book so very funny. Bringing this on a sisters get together. This book and some wine - ought to be fun.
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This book is pretty short and because it's pictures, is a fast and entertaining read...uh, look?
It's cute. If you like Nick Galifianakis' cartoons' humor in the Washington Post's Carolyn Hax's column, you'll like this.
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If you ever needed proof of the cliché that a picture is worth more than thousand words, this book is it. I've been a longtime fan of Carolyn Hax's Tell Me About advice column, but have always thought that what makes her advice so memorable is the brilliant one-liner (or no liner) cartoons. This book contains many of my favorites including the one that graced my fridge for years and pretty much sums up my greatest failing in life--a circle of empty chairs entitled "Tardiness Support Group"

Nick G. gives the same sage, "duh" advice in his cartoons that it takes Carolyn Hax multiple paragraphs and numerous "foreheads to keyboard" to give.

Personally, I wish he'd written it years ago, possibly saving me years of relationship angst. I never quite worded it so succinctly but I can see clearly now the rain is gone...or wait, wait I meant to say, I can see clearly now after seeing myself in his cartoons how I "strung myself along" for 7-ish years with a non-committal guy who I (wrongly of course) convinced myself was my future husband (see the chapter entitled: "The Bastard Files." )

Disclaimer, Nick was a few years behind me in high school and was friends w/ my little brother. He debuted the book with an art show in our hometown of Falls Church last week. But it's not just me. My girlfriends who joined me at the book signing also had their own ah-ha moments. One, now single after a 30 year mixed marriage said she had to stop herself from getting a framed print (of Nick's cartoon of plaid vs. striped zebras) to send her ex. " Arrgh! See?! After all we've been through, I STILL want to send him presents!"

My friend Bunny laughed at the one of the one of the bunny sitting at the bar, saying, "I finally figured it out. I'm prey!
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