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by Erik Moe

A cartoon novel relates the everyday experiences of a wimpy loser who gets laid off from his job, puts up with noisy neighbors, can't get a date, and has a house guest that refuses to leave
Download Tales of Young Urban Failure epub
ISBN: 0811813363
ISBN13: 978-0811813365
Category: Humor
Subcategory: Humor
Author: Erik Moe
Language: English
Publisher: Chronicle Books; First Edition edition (August 1, 1996)
Pages: 143 pages
ePUB size: 1136 kb
FB2 size: 1588 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 134
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My good friend showed this book to me back in the late 90s. I read and absorbed it back in the day and spent the next decade or so with thoughts of it popping into my head. The drawings are crude and the writing is absolutely basic, but it is honest and tells a story with common themes that everyone in their 20s has experienced. I can't say it's overwhelmingly deep, but it is poignant and will tap into the nostalgia that many of those born in the 70s and 80s carry deep inside.

If you can find a copy of this, I definitely recommend it. You'll finish reading it in under an hour, but you'll remember it often and inevitably pick it up again...
Woo-hoo! Go you crazy Moe! You rocking, sleazing, bad-copywriter-drawing, carnivorous creative director-dream-having crazy piece of wordboy. You're an inspiration, Moe, to anyone who ever got laid off from an ad agency, watched bad TV with his pixel-monkey, went without for more days than any man should and really truly believes three chords and a Mexican-built Stratocaster makes for an instant ticket to Credville. Why'd they stop printing your book Moe? Why? Whyyyyyyyyyyyy!
(I know this review is already here under another @ress, but I wanted to put it on my member's page...)
I grabbed this book right off the sale rack and flipped through exactly one page and went up and bought it. I'm not what you'd call an 'impulse buyer' (read cheap). This book is for anyone who is 25-35. In that age group this book is nearly autobiographical! For anyone who's ever spent more on a case of beer than they have on that week's groceries. Read this. There are only about 5 books that are truly funny in my opinion- this is one of them.
Ok, so I don't even usually read for "fun." But, I my sister had this book so I read it a while back, and it was HILarious! THen, luckily, she still had it. So I just read it again yesterday. It made me laugh just as much as it did the first time I read it! PLus, it's easy enough to breeze through in just one sitting because it's so good. Even though I'm only 20 and not necessarily in the age range that this book seems to target, I can definitely still relate to certain parts. I rate "The Moe Chronicles" the best book I've read so far when it comes to humor! It's the type of book you just can't stop to put down the first, second, or even third time you read it! I don't have one bad thing to say about it....
Long before XKCD proved that stick figures could tell funny, compelling stories, Erik Moe wrote this. Astonishlingly funny stuff.
Moe brilliantly captures the frustrations and pleasures of those between jobs. This was unequivically the funniest book I have read in years. One wonders how autobiographical this book is and whether Moe is still alive!