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Arbitrary Stupid Goal by [Shopsin, Tamara]
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“Tamara Shopsin's illustrations are instantly recognizable: economical, seemingly simple and straightforward, but always working on a few different levels. Tamara the person is similar: quiet but charming and warm and tough and determined. Now it turns out her prose is the same way: funny and playful but revealing, and making us see the world we thought we knew with fresh eyes.” ―Christoph Niemann, author of I Lego N.Y.

“Tamara Shopsin’s new memoir is hilarious. Just in like the West Village itself, you zigzag along on a fun adventure, never knowing who you are going to meet. What a fun read!” ―Amy Sedaris

Arbitrary Stupid Goal is a completely riveting world?when I looked up from its pages, regular life seemed boring and safe and modern like one big iPhone. This book captures not just a lost New York but a whole lost way of life.” ―Miranda July

“Tamara Shopsin’s memoir is a funny and absorbing portrait of the city in a grubbier, less corporate incarnation. If you believe, as she does―and I do―that New York is, ‘matter-of-fact, the best place on earth,’ then read this book. And if you don’t believe that, after you read this book, you will.” ―Roz Chast

"Refreshingly quirky . . . Rest assured that Arbitrary Stupid Goal is actually neither arbitrary nor stupid." ―Heller McAlpin, NPR

"[Shopsin] weaves a marvelous patchwork quilt of stories about a Manhattan that doesn’t exist anymore . . [Arbitrary Stupid Goal is] an artistic ode to a way of life that people now living in New York City might never experience." ―Publishers Weekly (Pick of the Week, Starred Review)

"A warm evocation of a quirky life and exuberant times." ―Kirkus

About the Author

Tamara Shopsin is a well-known cook at the distinctly New York City eatery Shopsin’s, a New York Times and New Yorker illustrator, and the author of 5 Year Diary and What Is This?, as well as the coauthor of This Equals That and Mumbai New York Scranton. She lives in New York City with her husband.

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  • File Size: 36871 KB
  • Print Length: 337 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0374105863
  • Publisher: MCD (July 18, 2017)
  • Publication Date: July 18, 2017
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01N5HXVQU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,992 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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