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November 2008

 
Small press Idiots'Books publishes a series of satirical illustrated commentaries on the human condition, books that range across subjects from god to adolescence, French colonialism to self-loathing, and funnel cakes to traffic theory. Usually funny, often irreverent, the volumes challenge conventional understanding of the relationship between word and image.

www.idiotsbooks.com
November 2008 Idiots'Books
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Featured Items
Animal House (Idiots'Books Volume 17) by Matthew Swanson illustrated by Robbi Behr

Animal House
(Idiots'Books Volume 17)
by Matthew Swanson
illustrated by Robbi Behr

$10 | 26 pages | 5.5" x 6.5" | published by Idiots'Books

Because foxes are sly and owls are wise, because democrats are socialists and the GOP is grand and old, because what you see is what you get, and because there is no place for nuance in animals or politics, it is our observation that this country is going to the dogs.

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The Baby Is Disaapointing (Idiots'Books Volume 15) by Matthew Swanson illustrated by Robbi Behr

The Baby Is Disappointing
(Idiots'Books Volume 15)
by Matthew Swanson
illustrated by Robbi Behr

$10 | 36 pages | 4.25" x 4.75" | published by Idiots'Books

Babies are hideous creatures – hateful, disruptive, selfish, and loud. This volume details their most distressing shortcomings while offering no solutions. There are none. Babies will be our ruin.

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Dawn of the Fats (Idiots'Books Volume 8) by Matthew Swanson illustrated by Robbi Behr

Dawn of the Fats
(Idiots'Books Volume 8)
by Matthew Swanson
illustrated by Robbi Behr

$10 | 36 pages | 5" x 7" | published by Idiots'Books

The oft-neglected examination of that special place where funnel cakes and zombiism collide is hereby revisited. As you read, the authors advise to you to remember that old true phrase: Guns kill people, but trans fats kill them better, as do new cars, fancy televisions, diamond rings, and condos in Malibu.

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Ten Thousand Stories (Idiots'Books Volume 3) by Matthew Swanson illustrated by Robbi Behr

Ten Thousand Stories
(Idiots'Books Volume 3)
by Matthew Swanson
illustrated by Robbi Behr

$20 | 28 pages | 8.5" x 11" | published by Idiots'Books

This is the last book you'll ever need, at least for a while. Thanks to the wonders of the exact-o knife and some careful editing, the reader will encounter 10,000 tales of triumph and woe, neither more nor less. Most combinations lead to senseless banalities, but nevertheless promise to delight! Or bore! Or infuriate! We dare you not to perspire.

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For the Love of God by Matthew Swanson illustrated by Robbi Behr

For the Love of God
by Matthew Swanson
illustrated by Robbi Behr

$20 | 162 pages | 7" x 7" | published by Idiots'Books

In which the flaws of man are compared and contrasted to the merits of god; in which the flaws of god are compared and contrasted to the merits of man. In which the flaws of man and god are emphasized and the merits of both cast as a matter of serious doubt. Classical allusions made. Kierkegaard briefly mentioned.

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My Henderson Robot by Matthew Swanson illustrated by Robbi Behr

My Henderson Robot
by Matthew Swanson
illustrated by Robbi Behr

$15 | 24 pages | 8" x 8.5" | published by Idiots'Books

In which a little girl makes a friend and does the boring, inconsequential, plot-deadening things that kids do. Not much happens. You'll love it! At least your kids will. Includes the following nouns: water heater, stomach, jet pack, Cousin Geoff, mole, toothbrush, egg salad, chocolates, monsters, pickles, octopus, pirates, rubber bands, dinosaurs, and umbrella. Also a few verbs.

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