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Rose is Rose Running on Alter Ego: A Rose is Rose Collection Paperback – April 1, 2005


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Product Details

  • Series: Rose Is Rose
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (April 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0740751271
  • ISBN-13: 978-0740751271
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 8.4 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,044,595 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Pat Brady began submitting strips to newspapers at age 11. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1969 and created Rose is Rose in 1984. He lives in Sycamore, Illinois.

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More About the Author

Pat Brady began submitting comic strips to newspapers at age 11. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1969 and created "Rose is Rose" in 1984. In 2004 Pat won the National Cartoonists Society's "Reuben Award" for "Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year." He lives in Illinois.

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"Rose Is Rose Running on Alter Ego" is a nice book to read.
Joseph S. Rubi
I hope Mr. Brady will one day get every single Rose is Rose strip he's ever written into book format for fans to forever enjoy.
K. McEvoy
So, if that happened, I was going to get tough and buy a Harley!
Mary Lebeck

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By K. McEvoy on April 22, 2005
Format: Paperback
Rose is Rose is a comic strip that speaks more to adult women (especially wives and mothers) than anyone else. It is designed to combine cuteness with humor. Pat Brady's new Rose is Rose book "Running on Alter Ego" is a mixed around collection of strips published in newspapers around the nation dating from April 07, 2003 to February 29, 2004. This collection of 250 strips from a span of 287 days (out of 366) provides a wide variety of humor ranging from Peekaboo's diet to a bird 'beak-sync'ing to entertain Rose.

Some disappointing things in this collection are certain stoylines involving 3 or more strips were missing a valuable strip. For example, Peekaboo gets claw snagged on a kite and the whole family struggles to get her back safely to the ground. The last strip of that story, Peekaboo's landing, was eliminated from the book. Some of the others could stand on their own without the missing strip, but this one I felt needed the fourth strip.

Fortunately, some highlights of the book include:
('Titles' are my description of the strip/story)

Being a 'Chain-Breather'
Dreamship and the Mars Rover
First 23 hours
Guardian angel's secret to getting rich
Guardian angel vs mosquito
Life is short
Needing Straight A's
Peekaboo snagged on kite
Play-doh Elvis
Pleading 'Oops!'
Ugly winter hat

And that is just a small sample found among the 127 pages of this book. There are still many more strips that were in the newspapers in the past years that haven't been published in book form, yet. I hope Mr. Brady will one day get every single Rose is Rose strip he's ever written into book format for fans to forever enjoy. --- BTW, I don't get Rose is Rose in my local paper. I have to read it online.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Joseph S. Rubi on August 15, 2005
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"Rose Is Rose Running on Alter Ego" is a nice book to read. The pictures are great, the stories are wonderful. The comic strip itself is a gem. Its about Rose Gumbo, a wife and mother devoted to her husband and son Pasquale, while trying to cope with her regularly boring life. To periodically escape from it, she would often delve in her alter-ego Vicki, a tough-talking, biker babe who looks at life with reckless abandonment and loves to enjoy life to the hilt.

This book is perfect for those who can relate to Rose Gumbo. I'm positive that there are a little bit of Rose Gumbo in ourselves. I have a friend with a Rose-like situation but his alter-ego is also of the female kind. It is a nice gem to read and to sit and relax.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Samuel B. White on October 10, 2005
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I've loved "Rose is Rose" since the very beginning. While I miss Pasquale's phonetic speech, the inventions of the later years (the dreamship, Peekaboo) keep this one of the best strips around. The visuals are stunning and the comedy is great.

If there's a knock, it's that sometimes I think Brady works so hard to get a perfect visual that the joke itself isn't that good. It's a small knock, though, because the resulting cartoon is amazing to look at!
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By Robert Dean on January 18, 2014
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I liked this one in particular in the series because of the alter ego theme. We all have one and roses is a really good one. I also like the use of the animation boxes used on the pages.Its nice to see a nice wholesome cartoon book.
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Collection of Rose cartoons, many with Vicki, her alter ego biker chick. I could be very happy with a wife like Rose. And her cartoon husband obviously loves her too. This is gentle and funny stuff.
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