I have been a Doonesbury fan since I was young and read the comics in the local paper.
Over time I gravitated away from the time to read the strips (or had papers that did not have them) so I would pick up various books, including compilations of strips from before I was born (the early days of Doonesbury)
I always found Treadeau's work insightful and funny. Not every stip is perfect, but so many were perfect atire and laughs.
In this book we get to know Tredeau and his works more from a literary perspective and how he really has become a major social commentators and satirists through a few ballons and frames over the last 40 years.
Very highly recommended, and even more so for Doonesbury fans.
Kerry Soper makes the case that Gary Trudeau is one of the most important cultural critics of the last 50 years. He does this with a significant amount of sophistication, wit and humor. For fans of Doonesbury, or anyone interested in the complex relationship between humorists and political cartoons and American culture, this book is a must read.