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Book Review: Post-It Note Diaries

By Sandy Amazeen Oct 24, 2011, 5:00 GMT

Book Review: Post-It Note Diaries

Personal stories from an all-star lineup-immortalized in beautiful, black Sharpie(r). When Arthur Jones cocreated a reading series centered around ubiquitous Post-Its(r), the series struck a chord. It grew in popularity and was ultimately featured on a This American Life live simulcast broadcast across the nation. Inspired by the series and spanning a wide and weird range of topics from an A-list roster of contributors, Post-It(r) Note Diaries ...more

This eclectic collection of twenty stories covers everything from a price increase on the New York subway to an ill-fated entrepreneurial venture into a water taxi service to the loss of a testicle. It is amply illustrated by hilarious drawings in black Sharpie on those ubiquitous yellow Post-It Notes. These personal vignettes exposing the humor and poignant moments that make up everyday life are presented in a graphic comic format that becomes addictive as you say, just one more, until you’ve read the entire book and are looking for more. With straight lines like “No one is making cobra staffs with pride anymore” or “And here’s how a mom scares the shit out of you. She buys that little green bird with the speckled crown, and breaks its neck.” this is a hoot and definitely worth searching out.


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