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Action Figure: The Life and Times Of Doonesbury's Uncle Duke Paperback – February 20, 2001

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About the Author

G. B. Trudeau has been drawing his Pulitzer Prize-winning comic strip for more than forty years. In addition to cartooning, Trudeau has worked in theater, film, and television. He also has been a contributing columnist for the New York Times op-ed page and later an essayist for Time magazine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He lives in New York City with his wife, Jane Pauley. They have three grown children.
 
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Product Details

  • Series: Doonesbury (Book 9)
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; Original ed. edition (March 15, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0740715542
  • ISBN-13: 978-0740715549
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #671,644 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I am in absolute disbelief that no review has ever been given for this masterpiece. I read this book once a week in college. My friends and I could quote it as well as any cult movie of the nineties. "Fetch my dart gun, boy" and other phrases in this book became second nature to us. I cannot possibly recommend any book more strongly than Action Figure and I am in absolute disbelief that is has never been reviewed before. Buy this book...now...and that's my final offer.
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By Johnno on March 12, 2006
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Hilarious. Uncle Duke based on Hunter S Thompson, bumbles through life in a hallucinary haze serving his opportunistic self-interests first, usually egged on by the corrupt players who run the USA machine.

Uncle Duke sees locations as diverse as China, Haiti, Panama, Kuwait, Hollywood, Iran,Washington, New York. And a job description that includes US Ambassador to China, Governor of American Samoa, football coach, tour guide, bar owner, movie producer, CEO of a highly dodgy medical schoo based in the Bahamas, Ship's captain for Donald Trump, zombie.....amongst others.

A good example as an oilman and Uncle Duke are having a conversation,

Oilman: "What's your going rate for committing an unspeakably depraved but highly patriotic act?"

Duke: "$100,000 + 10%"

Oilman: "I respect you too much to haggle."

Duke: " But I don't work with Albanians and children and pets are extra."
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