Schulz and Peanuts : A Biography, Paperback Book
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Charles M. Schulz, the most widely syndicated and beloved cartoonist of all time, is also one of the least understood figures in American culture.

Now, acclaimed biographer David Michaelis gives us the first full-length biography of the brilliant, unseen man behind Peanuts: at once a creation story, a portrait of a native genius, and a chronicle contrasting the private man with the central role he played in shaping the national imagination.

Schulz and Peanuts is the definitive epic biography of an American icon and the unforgettable characters he created.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 704 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
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  • Category: Individual artists, art monographs
  • ISBN: 9780060937997



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Long, at times repetitive (especially of his thesis regarding the impact of Schulz's relationship with his mother), but still a very good read. I had forgotten how pervasive and influential Peanuts happened to be at its height. It was nice to revisit that time in my life and the country's history. The inclusion of multiple Peanuts strips to illustrate various points, including many that reflect Schulz's own experiences, was well done. It was eye-opening to discover that all was not peaches and cream with Mr. Schulz. I enjoyed learning about him. Recommended, though it will be a time investment.

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